Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Next Memoir Workshops Coming Right Up!



Hi Y'all,
This time around there will be a total of ten sessions -- five Wednesdays and five Thursdays. Cost is $125 and you can attend as many sessions as you wish. Below are the dates. If you want to sign up, just email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com and I'll send you all the details.

Thanks!
Spike

WEDNESDAYS AT THE RANCH 11 am - 1 pm
May 31, June 7, 14, 28, July 5  NO WORKSHOP ON JUNE 21

THURSDAYS AT SOL STUDIO 3400 Kerbey Lane 7 pm - 9 pm
June 1, 8, 15, 29, July 6 NO WORKSHOP ON JUNE 22

Friday, April 28, 2017

Teen Writing Camp-- One Week Only! July 2017



Hey Y'all,
For one week only-- July 10-14, 2017-- I'm hosting a writing camp for students 12-16 at my home, the Tiny T Ranch. You can drop off as early as 8:30 and pick up by 5 pm. The ranch is located at 3409 Caldwell Lane, Garfield, TX 78617 (Garfield often shows up as Del Valle on GPS). It's a quick 20 minutes from South Austin, and just ten minutes east of the Austin airport.

I'm still working on the exact curriculum, but here is an overview:

8:30-9:30 Chill out time to talk, read, relax
9:30 We'll do a short meditation (secular)
9:45ish Work on individual writing projects (fiction or non-fiction)
11 am Work on group writing (skits, TV shows, mini movie scripts)
Noon LUNCH (bring your own)
1 pm Work on 'zines
2 pm Poetry
3 pm Snack and chat
4 pm Reading time

On Friday afternoon we will have a presentation for family and friends.

Cost is $300. To secure your place a $150 non-refundable deposit is due right away and the balance is due by June 10, 2017.

We will meet in the spacious Molly Ivins Pavilion. There's a full kitchen available with fridge and microwave.

To sign up email spikegillespie@gmail.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Memoir Writing Workshops April/May 2017


Hi Y'all,
This time around there will be a total of ten sessions -- five Wednesdays and five Thursdays plus a day of writing at the ranch on May 13th from 9 am - 3 pm. Cost is $125 and you can attend as many sessions as you wish. Below are the dates. If you want to sign up, just email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com

Thanks!
Spike

WEDNESDAYS AT THE RANCH 11 am - 1 pm
April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17

THURSDAYS AT SOL STUDIO 3400 Kerbey Lane 7 pm - 9 pm
April 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18

DAY OF WRITING AT THE RANCH
May 13 9 am - 3 pm

Friday, February 10, 2017

Next Memoir Writing Workshop Series Coming Right Up!



Hi Y'all,
This time around there will be a total of eight sessions -- four Wednesdays and four Thursdays. Cost is $100 and you can attend as many sessions as you wish. There will be no workshop at the ranch on the Wednesday of SXSW, so please note that. Below are the dates. If you want to sign up, just email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com

Thanks!
Spike

WEDNESDAYS AT THE RANCH 11 am - 1 pm
March 8, 22, 29 and April 5

THURSDAYS AT SOL STUDIO 3400 Kerbey Lane 7 pm - 9 pm
March 9, 16, 23, and 30

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2017 Memoir Workshop Round 1!



Howdy Y'all,
2017 is almost here. You know you want to write your story. So please join us.
Continuing with the model I started Last 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 12 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
January 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22

Thursday Meetings
7-9 pm at SOL Studio 3400 Kerbey Lane
January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23

Writing Retreat at Tiny T Ranch
January 28  9 am - 3 pm

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

Thanks!
Spike

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