Join my workshop at Write-O-Rama!

If you're a writer and live in Seattle, then there's a good chance that you'll already know the Richard Hugo House in Capitol Hill. It's a fantastic non-profit dedicated to promoting the written word, and they offer writing classes and workshops throughout the year.

And for those of you who are unsure about committing to a six-week course, they also offer Write-O-Rama, a day of one-hour workshops that is guaranteed to set your creative juices flowing (with the help of a little coffee, naturally - this is Seattle, after all).

Write-O-Rama will be taking place again on December 3, 2011, and this time I'll be there leading a workshop on writing reviews and "becoming part of the cultural conversation". As with all Write-O-Rama workshops my slot lasts one hour, comprising a discussion of two reviews and the lessons they offer us, followed by around 40 minutes of putting your writing skills to the test.

Here's the official blurb for my contribution to Write-O-Rama 2011:

Everyone’s a Critic: Writing Critical Reviews with Dan Coxon 2:00pm and 3:00pm.
The best book, music, movie and theater reviews become part of our ongoing cultural conversation, but writing them is an art form like any other. In this workshop we’ll discuss two examples of book and music reviews and how they go beyond simply providing an opinion. You will then write a review of your own.

If you decide to join us at Write-O-Rama, please come to my workshop, or come say hi when you pass me in the corridors of Hugo House!

Write-O-Rama takes place at Richard Hugo House, Seattle, on Saturday December 3, 2011, between 10:00am and 6:00pm. The following levels of registration can be purchased via the links below:

Write-O-Rama Underwriter: $80 (includes a membership to Hugo House, plus a present that will be waiting for you at check-in!)
Write-O-Rama Supporter: $60 (includes a membership to Hugo House!)
Write-O-Rama Participant: $45

Proceeds from Write-O-Rama go to support Hugo House, from classes to resources for writers to readings and events. For the procrastinators among us, day-of registration will still be offered, beginning at 9:30am, though you can drop-in at any time during Write-O-Rama, register and get writing.