Let’s write together.


January 5 to February 9 Writing Your Life: Memoir For Everyone (This session has concluded. Sign up to be notified of next session.)

FREE Workshop: Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 am to 12 noon ET Premise, Plot, Poetry: Three Keys to the Novel, sponsored by Straw Dogs Writers Workshop, on Zoom

March 16 to April 13 The Propulsive Plot: Strategies for the Novel — An online 5-week course with Iowa Summer Writing Festival. FULL— join the waitlist and learn more

May 4 to June 22 Closer to the Truth: Translating Memory Into Fiction — An online 8-week course with The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn. FULL — join waitlist and learn more

July 12, 3 to 5 pm ET The Through-Line: Secrets to Narrative Tension — guest workshop at Solstice MFA Program, online. Open to all — learn more

About my private online courses:

I’ve taught novice writers and accomplished ones, on college campuses and in prison classrooms. Along the way, I’ve discovered techniques that allow the best work to flow onto the page with maximum meaning and minimum angst. In between other teaching commitments, I’m now leading private online courses once or twice a year. They’re designed to be enjoyable, supportive, and deeply inspiring for people working at any level. They offer the following:

  • weekly sessions combining craft talks, prompts, writing time, and group discussion
  • a warm, welcoming community
  • optional sharing and feedback from fellow workshoppers
  • simple strategies for letting go of writing fears
  • reading of masterful, mind-expanding published work
  • personalized feedback/response from me
  • brain-illuminating fun (because really, why do it otherwise?)

Along with weekly live meetings (via a free online platform), the class will have its own virtual workshop space where we will gather to share work and feedback. We’ll create an essential, supportive community to bolster our efforts and our aspirations.

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or email for more info: dimmergut at gmail.com