Workshops

“Write, don’t think.”  Ray Bradbury

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Small writing workshops
with Rosemary Moore

Write in the comfort of home…just not yours.

 

Have you found that goal oriented solitary writing can sometimes jam your flow? My fun, eclectic methods and experienced guidance will free your writing in unexpected and productive ways.

Come to my comfortable living room  for uninterrupted time and space to write.

  •  My small, supportive workshop is designed to help you generate writing through prompts, short exercises and guided meditations as a warm up to a period of intensive free writing in the quiet company of others.
  • The workshop is limited to a small group of participants of all levels or genres who want to begin or continue a project, or just want to experiment. Sessions work equally well for revising work. Beginners are welcome.
  • The pages that come out of our evenings will add up, though maybe not logically at first glance. I cultivate a “no rules” atmosphere that leaves an opening for something new to emerge- a choice fragment can lead to unlocking a scene in a play; an image remembered from a dream can fuel a whole novel. Our sessions will give you strategies and tools to generate writing in any situation.
  • At the end of each session writers will have the option to share their work and receive friendly feedback from me (and others, if so desired).
Place: Park Slope location, one block from F, R and G trains.If you are interested please contact me for more information:
Rosemary Moore:   roseleap229@gmail.com
Visit my web site:   www.rosemarymoore.me

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Joan Larkin, poet: – Rosemary Moore is an exceptional teacher, just the guide I needed to open the door to fiction I wanted to write but was afraid I couldn’t. Skilled, innovative, generous, attentive to individual needs and strengths, Rosemary creates a safe space for discovering and pursuing work that’s uniquely one’s own. Drawing on her wealth of creative experience, she offers strategies for tapping intuitive resources, and support for exploring possibilities of structure. Somehow my writing anxiety melts away with her prompts, and something unexpected and useful happens in every session.

Arthur Strimling, playwright, storyteller: Rosemary Moore’s workshop stretched, flexed and toned my writing muscles. The combination of a completely inviting, encouraging atmosphere, a small group of mature, engaged fellow writers, and Rosemary’s imaginative prompts and love for the very act of writing, got us all going every time. I wrote stuff I never would have imagined I would and never would have done on my own. And the feedback from my colleagues and Rosemary just encouragedme to go on.

Melissa Connelly, novelist   I’ve been in too many writing workshops to count, and rarely have I found a teacher as gifted as Rosemary Moore. She pays careful attention to the atmosphere she sets and the direction she gives. Her prompts are both brilliant and flexible. The class really helped open up my second novel—something that had been paralyzing me. Her home is a beautiful space, and surrounded by art and interesting objects, you feel the creative process being honored and nurtured.

Lisa Chess   Actor/Director  In the lovely, supportive environment of Rosemary’s home, participants were encouraged, using diverse and fascinating prompts, to write without restriction or edit. “Write without lifting your hand from the page” (or fingers from the keys). “Raw”.  I loved that. Though I’ve been writing for about two years, I feel like a novice. Rosemary’s process helped me to open my mind and I think my work made significant progress.  The six week workshop had a kind of magic in it and I recommend it unequivocally.

Rob Lenihan, blogger, novelist, journalist : Rosemary Moore’s workshop was a fabulous experience for me. I got to work with a great teacher and extremely talented classmates. The class pushed me out of my comfort zone and gave me the confidence to experiment with my writing. I loved it.

Gil Ortiz, memoirist : I think the key for me was the safety I felt in the room with you, Rosemary, and my classmates. You made it clear that there was no right or wrong way to write — just to write all over the place, crazy like. Your prompts forced me to write things I really didn’t expect to write. Getting feedback from classmates was great. It helped to unfreeze a little where I felt stuck in my writing.

Kathleen Dowling, fiction writer : This has been an all around pleasurable and profitable experience. Rosemary gives clear direction, helpful prompts and support from her successful writing life. I seem to flower in the company of other writers hard at work on their pieces. The workshop provided that, along with feedback on my writing by Rosemary as well as the other students. I really enjoyed discussing each person’s work and watching the creation of new fiction and non-fiction. I look forward to attending the class again and heartily advise writers of all to join a class.

 

 

ABOUT ROSEMARY MOORE:
Published writer and playwright Rosemary Moore, a longtime resident of Park Slope, has been teaching writing for over 15 years to all ages in all genres. She is currently (since 2005) teaching in the Writing Program at Rutgers University. She has been a writer-in-residence in New York City public schools through the South Street Seaport Museum, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Henry Street Settlement and New York City Opera’s Opera is Elementary schools program. She has taught playwriting to adults at the Park Slope YMCA, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and many branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. She created, with writer Honor Molloy, the reading series Six O’clock Shadow at the noted nightspot Barbes in Park Slope and curated New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights as part of Louise Crawford’s Brooklyn Reading Works series at the Old Stone House.

She was selected by A.R. Gurney as one of five Emerging Playwrights in the Cherry Lane Alternative Mentor Project for the development and production of her play “Aunt Pieces”, which was directed by Michael Sexton at the Cherry Lane Theater. “Side Street”, directed by Ian Morgan, had a workshop production recently at Theaterlab in New York City. Her play “They’re Back” was part of New Georges’ 2nd George Sand Invitational One-Minute Play Festival at City Center this past January, directed by Tea Alagic and Lyto Triantafyllidou. She is a member of New Georges Theatre and the Dramatist’s Guild.

Her play “The Pain of Pink Evenings” was published in The Best American Short Plays of 2001, Applause Books. “Aunt Pieces” was published this past year in The Plays of the Mentor Project; A Cherry Lane Theatre Anthology.  She was profiled in The Brooklyn Rail in 2013 by playwright Lizzie Olesker in “Side Street and the Dead Possible”. Her personal essay “Night Feeding” was published in The Breast, An Anthology by Global City Press, and her short stories have been published in BOMB and New Observation magazines.

Rosemary holds an MFA from the Dramatic Writing Program of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

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