Beechwood Writers’ Workshop is proud to announce its transformation into a one-on-one workshop. Due to an increased workload including a new job as a fitness trainer and blogger, and a book deal (score!) I’m no longer facilitating group workshops. Instead, I’ve been workshopping with individual clients and so far it’s been an incredibly valuable experience … Continue reading

Fall ’13 Roundup

After every eight-week session we put up a reading to celebrate our gains, share our work and inspire others to experience easy, spontaneous creativity. Greg, Marti and Karen did a fantastic job and almost every audience member participated in the five-minute prompt exercise. Watching creativity come to life is a real thrill, folks. Here are … Continue reading

Fall Session 2013 Reading

Hello Readers and Writers! We had a fantastic fall session with three uber-talented writers. I am pleased and thrilled to invite you to join Marti Keegan, Karen Miller, Greg Trout and me at our Fall Session reading. Here is the official invitation. There will be wine, nibbles, fiction, memoir and prompts for audience members, which … Continue reading

Fall 2013 – Session 1 Details

Summer’s behind. Fall lies before. Starting Tuesday, September 10, we’ll meet again at The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk. There’s a new little baby there too because the owners had a little girl—Zelda! Maybe she’ll keep Amelia the cat company while we scribble and tap. The broad strokes: Every Tuesday evening from 7-9:30. 8 weeks: September … Continue reading

Spring Reading

We enjoyed an intimate gathering Saturday night. Marti, Ben and I read our pieces—an essay and two novel first chapters respectively. Everyone in the audience participated in the prompt exercise. We wrote for five minutes and then got up and shared. I forgot to take a picture of my husband, Bryan who participated, and took … Continue reading

Winter Session 2 Reading

BWW writers rule. We read to a packed bookstore tonight and had so much fun sharing our stories about “magically delicious Irish dicks,” abusers, narcissists, bad bosses, banshees and telepathic bitches. In other words, BWW readings are anything but stuffy. If you missed it, we’ll do it all again, with all new material, Saturday May … Continue reading

Advice from Ray Bradbury

In Zen in the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury says, write about what you LOVE. Or better yet—write about what you HATE. Here is a fun prompt to help you discover your voice and indulge your wicked passions. (Hint: the HATE half of this equation is definitely worth exploring.) Set your timer for 15 minutes … Continue reading

BWW via Meetup

I’ve taken some sage advice from veteran BWWer Marti K. and launched a Meetup site for BWW. Please join us—I will save you a spot if we’ve already spoken, but get on there to make yourself known. You can even pay for the workshop through Easy-peasy! Here is the link for the Manayunk workshop. … Continue reading

Daytime Workshop Details

Interested in joining BWW but have evening schedule conflicts? I’m starting a new section that will meet in Wynnewood one day a week. Here are the details: Thurdays — 10-Noon March 7, 14, 21 April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2 Reading date TBD Cost: $240 Please contact me at elisemiller @ gmail. com to … Continue reading

Spring Dates & More

Hello Writers! Winter Session 2 is almost over. How did the time fly by so fast, especially with all this WEATHER? Interested in joining us or returning for Spring Session 3? Here are the dates—8 TUESDAYS from 7-9:30PM, all meeting at The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk.