Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2015 Memoir Writing Workshops Coming Right Up!

Ready to get it in gear with your writing? Great. I'm ready to help. I've been leading memoir writing workshops for years now and you know, crazy awesome magic happens when you take the time to put your story on the page.

Some folks sign up to work on manuscripts. Some want to do healing through writing. Some have no idea what the hell they signed up for, but figure it out along the way. Many folks come back again and again.

Below are dates for the next Tuesday Six-Week Series and the next Thursday Six-Week Series. We meet 7-9 pm at a central location. We share our work and get feedback. We discuss the state of the art of publishing and how to get your ass in the chair. Occasionally we write in class.

Space is very limited and workshops often sell out. So if you want to sign up, please holler now and make a deposit to hold your space.

Here are the dates:

Tuesday Series: January 27th - March 10th. No meeting on February 10th.
Thursday Series: January 29th - March 5th inclusive.

Cost is $150. A non-refundable deposit of $75 holds your spot.

Email me at: spikegillespie@gmail.com to sign up.

Thanks y'all,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two Workshops and A Retreat Coming Up

Hi Y'all,
I've got two new memoir writing workshops coming up. I also have a few opens for a weekend retreat in December. Info is below.

Tuesday Memoir Series-- 11/18 - 12/16 inclusive, five sessions, 7-9 pm, $125.
Thursday Memoir Series-- 11/6 - 12/18 no class Thanksgiving, six sessions, 7-9 pm $150.
Weekend Retreat Page To Stage-- we write pieces The best and perform them 12/10 at Hyde Park Theatre. That's December 6 (9:30 til 4:30) and December 7th (10 - 4) and reading is at 7 pm. $150.

Email spikegillespie@gmail.com to register.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Coming Right Up-- Two Six-Week Memoir Writing Workshops

Hey Y'all,
Back by popular demand (thank you). I'll be hosting two six-week writing workshops. There's a series of Tuesdays running six consecutive weeks starting September 30, 2014, and a series of Thursdays beginning September 25th and running through November 6th with no class on October 8th.

Space is limited. Cost is $150. Payment due in advance.

These workshops are for all levels. We meet, we talk, sometimes we write, we share, we give and receive feedback. It is NON-FICTION. Sorry novelists, but no room for you.

People sign up for this why? All sorts of reasons. Writing to heal. Writing for a blog. Writing for stage shows. Writing to get book deals. My students have done all of these things. We have a great time. We laugh, we cry, we rock.

Classes meet 7-9 pm at a central location. If you want to sign up, email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com 

Hurry. They will sell out.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Two Summer Workshops and A Retreat Coming Right Up

I am hosting two six-week memoir writing workshops this summer and also one weekend memoir writing retreat. If you'd like to sign up, please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com. Space is limited so don't even think about waiting to let me know.

Here are details:

Tuesday Memoir Workshops will run June 3rd - July 15th, with no session on June 17th. 
Thursday Memoir Workshops will run June 5th - July 17th with no session on June 19th.

Both sessions meet 7 - 9 pm in central Austin. Cost is $150. $50 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.

The Memoir Writing Retreat Weekend will be July 12th & 13th in North Austin. I don't have the exact hours set, but it'll be roughly this: 9 - 5 on Saturday and 10 - 4 on Sunday. Bring your own food (I'll provide coffee and light snacks). Cost is $125. The difference between these weekends and ongoing Tues/Thurs series is that it's more intense in some ways, with several hours dedicated to writing and editing. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Announcing Next Round of Writing Workshops

April is Month O' the Bard, Y'all. So if you want to tap into your inner Shakespeare, now would be the time. I've got two memoir writing series coming right up. Dates are below. There's a series of Tuesdays and a series of Thursdays. This is memoir and creative non-fiction writing. We meet from 7 til 9 pm at SOL Studio, 3400 Kerbey Lane, Central Austin. Cost is $150. If you want to sign up, you email me and we'll make it happen: spikegillespie@gmail.com

April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27


April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Next Memoir Writing Workshops Coming Right Up!

Hey Y'all,
Next workshops are coming right up. This time around we are doing five-week series. There's a Tuesday Night Series and a Thursday Night Series. Cost is $125. Email me at spike@spikeg.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited. These workshops are for folks working on memoir and creative non-fiction for personal healing and for publication. Hope to see you there.

March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8


March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Announcing Dates for Jan/Feb 2014 Writing Workshops

Below are dates for the Jan/Feb Tuesdays Memoir Writing Workshop and the Jan/Feb Thursdays Memoir Writing Workshop. These workshops are great if you are doing memoir writing to work on healing, to create a blog, to write a book, or any combo therein. 

Cost is $150 for each six-week session. Please note that in 2014 I am making a pretty big shift. The price no longer includes one-on-one editing but if you have a long piece you want to work on with me privately during the course of a six-week session, you get 50% off of my hourly editing fee. So
it's $30 per hour vs. $60 per hour and I do work fast.

Space is limited. If you have questions, please ask me-- you can email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com.

I am asking for a $50 deposit to hold your spot.

Here are the dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4 & 11

January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 & 20