Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Final Memoir Workshops of 2016 Coming Right Up!


Howdy Y'all,
Well 2016 certainly whipped by. I know holidays are coming up and some of you will think that's a great excuse not to sign up for workshop. Let me counter that thought by pointing out that HOLIDAYS ARE REALLY STUPID. Or, even if you love them, they certainly always come with a ton of emotional triggers, family stress, and way too much self-pressure. The good news is ALL OF THOSE THINGS provide EXCELLENT FODDER for your writing.

And so-- sign up, won't you?

Continuing with the new model I started earlier this year, we will again do a mix-and-match extravaganza. What that means is that for a mere $150 you may attend any/all of the following dates. There are a total of 11 two-hour meetings and one full day of writing at the Tiny T Ranch.

Wednesday Meetings
11 am - 1 pm at the Tiny T Ranch in Garfield
November 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14

Thursday Meetings
7-9 pm at SOL Studio 3400 Kerbey Lane
November 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15

Writing Retreat at Tiny T Ranch
November 19  9 am - 4 pm

To sign up just email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com

Thanks!
Spike

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

FALL MEMOIR WRITING MIX-N-MATCH EXTRAVAGANZA!



This summer, not having my usual six consecutive Wednesdays or six consecutive Thursdays available to host workshops, I decided to do a little experiment. I selected thirteen dates-- a half-dozen Wednesdays, a half-dozen Thursdays, and a solo Saturday-- and offered folks a chance to sign up for as many of these sessions as they'd like for the lovely little price of $150.

The response has been terrific. And so, here we go again. Beginning at the tippy-tail-end of August and running through late October, I'm offering another Baker's Dozen sessions. Once again there will be six Wednesday day sessions at the ranch from 11 am - 1 pm, six Thursday evening sessions in central Austin 7 pm - 9 pm, and one full day of writing at the ranch. For $150 you can sign up and attend them all.

The dates are below. Spaces are limited. If you want to sign up just shoot me an email spikegillespie@gmail.com.

Thanks!
Spike

WEDNESDAYS 11 am - 1 pm AT THE TINY T RANCH
August 31, September 7 & 14, October 5, 12 & 19

THURSDAYS 7 pm - 9 pm IN CENTRAL AUSTIN
September 1 & 15, October 6, 13, 20 & 27

FULL DAY OF WRITING AT THE TINY T RANCH
Saturday September 3 from 9 am til 4 pm

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer Memoir Writing Classes-- The Deal of the Century!



Happy (Almost) Summer Y'all!

Usually for my Memoir Writing Workshop Series, I host six consecutive weeks per session. But due to my wonky summer travel schedule I'm switching it up for the next few months. I've picked six non-consecutive Wednesdays and six non-consecutive Thursdays, tossed in a full-day writing retreat, and am offering a fabulous Mix & Match Writing Extravaganza!

Here's how it works. You pay me $150. Then you can attend as many sessions as you want. That's right, attend up to twelve memoir writing classes and a full day retreat for just $150!! But wait, there's more! Oh, hold on a second. No there's not. But that is plenty, I promise.

Dates are below. On Wednesdays we meet from 11am - 1 pm at my Tiny T Ranch in Garfield, TX, just east of the airport off of 71, a mere twenty minutes from downtown Austin. Thursdays we meet from 7 - 9 pm in Central Austin. Once you sign up, I'll send the precise addresses. The full-day retreat will also be at the ranch.

This series is limited so if you want to sign up, hurry up. You can drop me an email spikegillespie@gmail.com to hold your spot.

THE DATES

Thursdays 7-9 pm: June 23, June 30, July 21, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18

Wednesdays 11 am - 1 pm: June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, Aug 3, Aug 10

Full Day Writing Retreat 9 am - 4 pm: Saturday July 16


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Announcing May/June Memoir Writing Workshops!


Hey Y'all!
I've got two six-week Memoir Writing Workshops coming up on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in early May. This workshop is aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some start blogs. Some are content with working on private journals. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. It is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing.

Dates are below. To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com
SPACE IS LIMITED. So, like, you know-- don't delay. A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. 
Really hope to see you.
Thanks!
Spike


WEDNESDAY SERIES
May 4 - June 8 inclusive
11 am - 1 pm -- Cost is $200 for the series
We meet at the Tiny T Ranch in Garfield.

THURSDAY SERIES
May 5 - June 9 inclusive
7 pm - 9 pm -- Cost is $200 for the series
We meet at SOL Wellness in Central Austin.

Thanks,
Spike

Monday, February 8, 2016

ANNOUNCING DAYTIME MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOPS AT TINY T RANCH!!


Hi Y'all,
Okay, exciting news! In addition to the ongoing Tuesday and Thursday Memoir Writing Workshop Series, I am now adding a DAYTIME MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP. These will happen Wednesdays at the Tiny T Ranch in Garfield. The format will be the same as the Tuesday/Thursday workshops. We'll talk about writing, then share our writing, and offer feedback. Note: we rarely if ever write while in workshop. However, if you attend the Wednesday series and want to hang out afterwards and do some writing, that is possible.

Dates are below. Email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com to hold your space. Workshop is limited to fifteen participants. Hope you can join us.

Thanks,
Spike

Wednesday Memoir Writing Workshop Dates
March 2 - April 6 inclusive. 11 am - 1 pm.
Location: Tiny T Ranch in Garfield, TX, 20 minutes outside of Austin
Cost: $200

You will receive a detailed email with all the info you need once you sign up
NOTE: Should the ranch be rented out for SXSW we will meet that week in Austin at a central location. I will keep you posted.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Next Memoir Writing Workshop Starting Soon!


Hey Y'all!
I've got a six-week Memoir Writing Workshop coming right up on Thursdays starting in early March. This workshop is aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some start blogs. Some are content with working on private journals. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. It is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing.

Dates are below. To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com
SPACE IS LIMITED. So, like, you know-- don't delay. A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. 
Really hope to see you.
Thanks!
Spike


THURSDAY SERIES
March 3 - April 7 inclusive
7-9 pm-- Cost is $200 for the series
We meet in Central/West Austin

Thanks,
Spike

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First Memoir Writing Workshop of 2016 Coming Right Up!

Hey Y'all!
I've got two six-week Memoir Writing Workshops coming right up on Tuesdays & Thursdays in January and February. This workshop is aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some start blogs. Some are content with working on private journals. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. It is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing.

Dates are below. To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com
SPACE IS LIMITED. So, like, you know-- don't delay. A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. 
Really hope to see you.
Thanks!
Spike

The Dates & Cost:

TUESDAY SERIES
January 12 - February 16 Inclusive 
7-9 pm -- Cost is $200 for the series
We meet in Central/West Austin

THURSDAY SERIES
January 14 - February 18 inclusive
7-9 pm-- Cost is $200 for the series
We meet in Central/West Austin

Thanks,
Spike