|Monday Jun 05, 2023 7:30 PM - Monday Jul 17, 2023 7:30 PM | $25.00
MONTCLAIR WRITERS WORKSHOP
Montclair Writers Workshop (MWW) is a weekly, in-person working group led by writer, artist and futurologist Emmy Schwab.
THE GOALS OF MWW:
Provide an accessible, inclusive and professional community for writers of all disciplines, genres and formats.
Foster an ongoing cycle of consistent production, constructive feedback and positive affirmation.
Encourage a holistic writers consciousness, examining personal cognitive behavior patterns, aesthetic/thematic identities and beliefs/attitudes around publishing (or not publishing) work.
HOW IT WORKS
One writer will volunteer to share approximately 10 pages with the entire group, to be sent digitally no later than preceding Thursday at 12:00 PM ET.
The writer may include a few notes about what they are looking for feed-back wise (what challenges they are having, when/where they want to publish, etc.).
At the end of each class, another writer will volunteer to provide pages for the following weeks critique. MWW asks that no writer go twice before every writer goes once; that no writer goes thrice before every writer goes twice, etc.
Opening Free-Write (2 Minutes)
Opening Check-ins (3 minutes per writer)
Share results of their free-write (optional)
Success and challenges from the previous week of writing
Weekly Critique of Writer Pages
Closing Free-Write (2 minutes)
Closing Check-Ins (3 minutes per writer)
Results of their free-write (optional)
Goals for the coming week
A personal affirmation (optional)
Identification of Next Weeks Writer (1 minute)
WHAT TO BRING
Writers are encouraged to bring whatever they usually bring to such things. Recommended are both a laptop and a notebook/pens. MWW does not ask anyone to print out anything.
Emmy Schwab, the child of two newspaper-folk, received their Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University, where they studied English Literature and Classical History, Theology, Philosophy and Poetry.
Their interdisciplinary thesis chronicled through creative fiction the life of Roman Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar, with Professors Osman Umurhan, PhD, Matt Matsuda, PhD, and Writer-In-Residence Paul Blaney.
Emmy trained as an actor at Michael Howard Studios, where they wrote and performed their one-person show, The Gas Chamber, portraying actor/comedian Jerry Lewis during the filming of Lewiss heretofore unreleased Holocaust dramedy, The Day The Clown Cried.
Emmy has also written, produced and performed original music for over twenty years, playing in multiple live bands ranging from rock, jazz and experimental/avant-garde. Their current project, Emmys Black Box, incorporates elements of harsh noise, folk and punk/grunge/indie rock.
In addition to their creative work, Emmy currently serves as a consultant and practitioner in the fields of Virtual Reality, Neurotechnology and Artificial Intelligence. They are a chapter organizer for XR Guild, an non-profit member organization for ethical design principles in the fields of Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality.
Silver Stream Studio (View)
594 Valley Rd.
Montclair, NJ 07043
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