Workshop Calendar

2012 Tony Hillerman Conference / Starts November 8, 2012

2012 Tony Hillerman Conference  / Starts November 8, 2012

The Tony Hillerman Writer’s conference began in 2004 as a way to honor Hillerman, New Mexico’s prize-winning mystery writer. This year’s conference includes an all-day workshop for authors on pacing their work, and a day on the craft of writing, and a day on the business of writing. Other highlights include a session on publishing e-books, bringing a book to the screen, and a “flash” critique from a literary agent. The Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, November...

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Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Join us as we examine the nature of inspiration, the eleven traits that contribute to creativity, visualization techniques and goal-setting. Why does the artist paint, sing or write? What inspires passion? How does creativity take possession of the soul, causing other fascinations to fade? And how do you sustain a creative life while living in a perfect storm? With rampant unpredictability, how can you envision the future and evolve? In Greek mythology, the Nine Muses were patron goddesses of...

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Your Work in Progress: Make Your Manuscript Better with Sandi Ault / May 5, 2012

Your Work in Progress: Make Your Manuscript Better with Sandi Ault / May 5, 2012

For this highly interactive workshop, writers will bring works in progress for critique, and incorporate the suggestions to improve, polish, and perfect the piece. Over-writing, under-writing, word choice, active voice, pacing, character development, and plotting will be discussed. Learn from each other as well as Ault, use what you learn immediately in class, and watch your writing and that of your colleagues improve during the course of the day. Bring a two-to-three sentence...

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Travel Writing and Blogging for Fun and Profit, with Lesley King / May 19th, 2012

Travel Writing and Blogging for Fun and Profit, with Lesley King / May 19th, 2012

Whether your travels take you around the globe or on short day trips, combining travel writing and blogging can be both fun and profitable. Blogging is much like being a magazine columnist with the freedom to be your own publisher. Discover how blogging can help you find or refine your subject, build a following, and create a book. King teaches how to use imagery and metaphor to make your writing enticing and impactful. Learn how to set up your blog and avoid crucial mistakes, publicize it,...

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Collage: Image and Storytelling with Isolde Kille / May 5th & 6th, 2012

Collage: Image and Storytelling with Isolde Kille / May 5th & 6th, 2012

Come tell your unique story using images from media, advertisement, and diverse magazines. By selecting and isolating images from typical context each student will develop their own personal cinematic story. Learn a variety of techniques to make visible not only the constructed nature of images but also the potential to change them. This class will empower the students to go beyond the first fascination of images, teach new tools and ideas to express there own story, and integrate the...

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The Healing Word: Coming Home to Your Heart and Soul through Poetry Workshop / Starts April 14th, 2012

The Healing Word: Coming Home to Your Heart and Soul through Poetry Workshop / Starts April 14th, 2012

How long has it been since you came home to yourself? This workshop will help you to discover (or rediscover!) your own voice and hidden depths. Poetry has the capacity to gently guide us back to our most authentic selves, our most intimate questions, concerns and longings. It can help us to fathom our experience and distill it into something meaningful, making us more present and alive to the moment. Using poetic devices such as metaphor, image, line, sound, and symbol, we can unlock new ways...

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A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe with Cinny Green / DIY Santa Fe 2012 / Available Saturdays in March

A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe with Cinny Green  / DIY Santa Fe 2012 / Available Saturdays in March

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012.  Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest.  It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Sushi on Glass with Glass Alliance – New Mexico / DIY Santa Fe Art Month / March 15th & 23rd 2012

Sushi on Glass with Glass Alliance – New Mexico  / DIY Santa Fe Art Month / March 15th & 23rd  2012

  DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Writing the Family with Claudette E. Sutton / Feb. 4th, 2012

Writing the Family with Claudette E. Sutton / Feb. 4th, 2012

Every family has stories. Whether we write for publication, for a family gift or simply for ourselves, we all experience an innate urge to share stories. This class will provide a supportive setting in which new writers and “non-writers” will learn to hear their authentic writing voice and find the heart of their story. Claudette E. Sutton has been the editor and publisher of Tumbleweeds Newspaper for Santa Fe Families for the past 10 years. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 4, 1 day. Course...

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Writing the Family with Claudette Sutton / Feb. 4th, 2012 (1day)

Writing the Family with Claudette Sutton / Feb. 4th, 2012 (1day)

Every family has stories. Whether we write for publication, for a family gift or simply for ourselves, we all experience an innate urge to share stories. This class will provide a supportive setting in which new writers and “non-writers” will learn to hear their authentic writing voice and find the heart of their story. Claudette E. Sutton has been the editor and publisher of Tumbleweeds Newspaper for Santa Fe Families for the past 10 years. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 4, 1 day. Course...

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Create Haiku Poems with poet Marcia Davis / March 31st, 2012 (1day)

Create Haiku Poems with poet Marcia Davis / March 31st, 2012 (1day)

Haiku — it’s more than five-seven-five. The traditional haiku verse involves an aspect of nature or the seasons. Students will create haiku poems using prompts provided by the instructor. Join poet Marcia Davis for this brief and fun workshop. Davis graduated from the University of Colorado with a major in English. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, March 31, 1 day. Course #CO312 01/CRN 31201 Marcia Davis, Fee $35...

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Take a hike ! A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe Package with Cinny Green / March 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Take a hike ! A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe Package with Cinny Green / March 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Visit Santa Fe this Spring ! Visual, Nature, and Travel Journaling Packages with Lisa de St. Croix / March 2012

Visit Santa Fe this Spring ! Visual, Nature, and Travel Journaling Packages with Lisa de St. Croix / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe Package with Cinny Green

Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe Package with Cinny Green

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe Package with Cinny Green

A Creative Hike in the Mountains of Santa Fe Package with Cinny Green

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012.  Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest.  It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Screenplay Confidential with Rick Reichman – September 28th, 2011

Screenplay Confidential with  Rick Reichman – September 28th, 2011

Rick Reichman will divulge the seven major elements of every movie scene, turning points of the three-act structure, creating dynamic “film-speak,” and how to create great script openings. Reichman also focuses on developing memorable characters, crafting format for maximum effect and negotiating the marketing maze. One of Reichman’s former students is now co-executive producer on TV’s “The Mentalist.” Two of Reichman’s scripts are optioned, and he has had several documentaries and training...

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Write Your Memoir with Lauren Camp – November 9th,2011

Write Your Memoir with Lauren Camp – November 9th,2011

Don’t let those family stories get lost – write a memoir so your children and grandchildren know their legacy. Discover how to tap into and shape those longforgotten memories to create the most poignant, revealing and entertaining anecdotes. Questions and writing prompts will aid you in putting together your life story. Join a safe and welcoming group of enthusiastic writers for in-class exercises and discussions that will help you communicate through your own unique voice and point of view....

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Writing for Fun with Lauren Camp – September 7th,2011

Writing for Fun with Lauren Camp – September 7th,2011

Self-expression feels good. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or an absolute beginner, everyone has stories to tell. Let writer Lauren Camp lead you through easy activities that allow you to play with words and emotions and go to that place of surprise. The workshop includes wonderful work by other writers and a chance to share what you write. Prepare to be engaged and excited by what you discover. Lauren Camp is a poet whose writing has been published in many local and national journals and...

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