Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fall Memoir Writing Workshop Series Coming Right Up!

Hey Y’all,
Have you been vowing forever to write your story? And do you keep procrastinating? Are you terrified of getting started? No need to be. My six-week Memoir Writing Workshop series will get you going. Whether you’re writing with the goal of publishing a book or want to attend to work your shit out privately inside your locked Hello Kitty Diary, workshop rocks. I’ve been leading this series since the early 1800’s and trust me-- you'll feel safe, inspired, and eager to write. You'll make friends and experience healing. In short: You'll be so glad you joined us. 

Pay one price and attend up to twelve sessions. $175 gets you six Tuesdays and/or six Thursdays. Let me clarify that-- you do not need to come to twelve sessions but you can. You can do just Tuesdays if you prefer. Or just Thursdays. Or any combination therein. 

We meet on Tuesdays at my home, the Tiny T Ranch (ten minutes east of the airport), from 11 am - 1 pm and Thursdays at The Canopy in East Austin from 7-9 pm. Beginners welcome. Space limited. If you have questions about how it works or are just ready to sign up, email me: spikegillespie@gmail.com

Dates are below. Once you sign up you’ll be invited to our fab private FB page where you’ll get to bond with other attendees, learn about updates, and have access to links leading you to all sorts of groovy writing-related articles. PLEASE NOTE THAT THURSDAY SESSIONS ARE NOT CONSECUTIVE DURING THIS SERIES.

Hope you can join us. Here are the dates:

TUESDAYS AT THE RANCH

Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

THURSDAYS AT THE CANOPY

Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15  NO WORKSHOP OCT 11, Oct 18

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Next Memoir Writing Workshop Coming Right Up!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

SUMMER MEMOIR WORKSHOP TIME!

SUMMER MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES!

Hey Y’all,
Time to sign up for our next six-week memoir writing workshop. Pay one price and attend up to twelve sessions. $160 gets you six Wednesdays and/or six Thursdays. We meet on Wednesdays at the ranch from 11 am - 1 pm and Thursdays at The Canopy in East Austin from 7-9 pm. Beginners welcome. Space limited. Whether you’re writing with the goal of publishing a book or want to attend to work your shit out, workshop rocks. I’ve been leading this series since the early 1800’s. If you have questions about how it works or are just ready to sign up, email me: spikegillespie@gmail.com

Dates are a bit wonky so PLEASE mark them in your calendar. Once you sign up you’ll be invited to our fab private FB page where you’ll get to bond with other attendees, learn about updates, and have access to links leading you to all sorts of groovy writing-related articles. 

Hope you can join us. Here are the dates:

WEDNESDAYS AT THE RANCH
June 6, 13, 20, July 18 (OFF SITE), 25, and August 1st

THURSDAYS AT THE CANOPY
June 14, 21, July 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursday, March 22, 2018

NEXT MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOPS COMING RIGHT UP!



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Hi Y'all,
Ready to finally commit to writing your story? I've been leading Memoir Writing Workshops for around 200 years now. We have a great time. Some folks join to write their way through personal crises and trauma as they work to heal. Some folks join to work on memoirs-- a number of attendees have completed books. Some come for the camaraderie-- this is a truly remarkable group of humans, loving, supportive, and attentive. Some folks aren't exactly sure why they are signing up, they just feel the call to visit the power of putting words on the page. Whatever your reason, you are welcome!

Workshops are held on Wednesdays from 11 am - 1 pm at the Tiny T Ranch in Garfield, TX, about twenty minutes from South Austin, and on Thursdays from 7 pm - 9 pm in a space at The Canopy on Springdale Road (exact office number provided to those who sign up). 

Cost is $160 per six-week session. This entitles you to attend as many of the sessions as you wish-- up to twelve total across the W & Th sessions. I do allow drop-ins when space permits, but ask that you plan on dropping in to at least four sessions. Drop-in cost is $25 per session. 

A typical session includes twenty minutes of conversation about the state of the art of publishing, memoir writing, and any writing challenges and triumphs attendees wish to share. The rest of the time is used for sharing writing and receiving feedback. 

My credentials, if you're unfamiliar: I'm the author of nine books, including the just-released The Tao of Bob. I was voted Best Writer in Austin 2006 by readers of the Austin Chronicle. I was voted best Nonfiction Writer/Memoirist in 2016 and 2017 by readers of the Austin Chronicle. More importantly, I love creating a safe space and giving folks permission to tell their stories. 

Here are some good words about the workshop from past attendees.

Below are the dates for the next session. I sure hope you can join us. If you want to sign up, just email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com and I'll send you all the details.

PLEASE NOTE-- I WILL BE IN THE UK SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS SERIES SO THE DATES ARE A BIT WONKY. IF YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS. 

Thanks!
Spike

WEDNESDAYS AT THE RANCH 11 am - 1 pm
APRIL 18, 25 and MAY 2, 16, 23, 30 NO WORKSHOP MAY 9th!

THURSDAYS AT THE CANOPY IN EAST AUSTIN 7 pm - 9 pm
APRIL 19, 26 and MAY 3, 17 and JUNE 7 NO WORKSHOP MAY 10th NO WORKSHOP ON MAY 24th

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring Memoir Writing Workshop Commences Imminently!



Hi Y'all,
Ready to finally commit to writing your story? I've been leading Memoir Writing Workshops for around 200 years now. We have a great time. Some folks join to write their way through personal crises and trauma as they work to heal. Some folks join to work on memoirs-- a number of attendees have completed books. Some come for the camaraderie-- this is a truly remarkable group of humans-- loving, supportive, and attentive. Some folks aren't exactly sure why they are signing up, they just feel the call to visit the power of putting words on the page. Whatever your reason, you are welcome!

Workshops are held on Wednesdays from 11 am - 1 pm at the Tiny T Ranch in Garfield, TX, about twenty minutes from South Austin, and on Thursdays from 7 pm - 9 pm at a studio in The Canopy community, on Springdale Road in East Austin. 

Cost is $160 per six-week session. This entitles you to attend as many of the sessions as you wish-- up to twelve total across the W & Th sessions. I do allow past workshop attendees the option to drop-in when space permits, but ask that you plan on dropping in to at least four sessions. Drop-in cost is $30 per session. 

A typical session includes twenty minutes of conversation about the state of the art of publishing, memoir writing, and any writing challenges and triumphs attendees wish to share. The rest of the time is used for sharing writing and receiving feedback. 

My credentials: I'm the author of eight books, with my ninth one coming right up. I was voted Best Writer in Austin 2006 by readers of the Austin Chronicle. I was voted best Nonfiction Writer/Memoirist in 2016 and 2017 by readers of the Austin Chronicle. More importantly, I love creating a safe space and giving folks permission to tell their stories. 

Here are some good words about the workshop from past attendees.

Below are the dates for the next series. I sure hope you can join us. If you want to sign up, just email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com and I'll send you all the details.

Wednesdays
Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4


Thursdays
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5



Thanks!
Spike