The ABC Workshop is composed of 8 three-hour sessions including a final Read Aloud/Performance By Writers in a Workshop Party for an Invited Audience.

Summer session begins Tuesday, June 20 and runs through Tuesday, August 8.
(See schedule below.)
The Full ABC of Creative Writing Workshop is a small, closed group of people who form a supportive bond. (No new writers may join once the workshop begins.) Significant time is taken to focus on each writer individually, and a “flight plan” is created to best, and most efficaciously, advance their work. Writers read aloud from an ongoing work (or if written work does no yet exist, they discuss ideas and prepare to begin). The read/critique format is based on the Kennedy Center’s model for working writers which focuses on an indepth analysis to build/strengthen foundational aspects (plot, dialogue, character, exposition, point of view, etc.) – the strength of which must support any work of excellence.

With writers who are further along in the process (perhaps you have a finished draft), we also address specific writing roadblocks you may encounter in your work and how to overcome them. We also touch on the basics of the business (check out BIZ OF CREATIVE WRITING).

In ABC Workshop you will find/further your voice, writing that could only come uniquely from you, and be lifted up by your mentor and colleagues who are your team – NOT your competition.

SUMMER SESSION (meets 8 CONSECUTIVE Tuesday evenings* from 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
1. Tuesday, June 20
2. Tuesday, June 27
3. Wednesday, July 5 (note: July 4 falls on Tuesday so we will be meeting on Wednesday instead.)
4. Tuesday, July 11
5. Tuesday, July 18
6. Tuesday, July 25
7. Tuesday, August 1
8. Tuesday, August 8 (This is the Reading/Performance Party where the group’s, writers who so choose, read aloud for an invited audience.)

$249 or $229 for people on disability/fixed income, active members of Writers Meet-Up, or Nashville Writers House. (An “Active Member” is someone who has previously participated in at least one complete workshop.)

Some limited scholarships/work-study arrangements do exist. Please call or email for more information.

Tuition is payable in full at the FREE WORKSHOP, or you can make a 50% deposit with the balance due at the first full workshop. (NOTE: If you do not attend the FREE WORKSHOP, please call or email to register.)


Email: writersmind2009@gmail.com

Phone: Nashville Writers House @ 615/712-8666

Whether you register by email or phone, please include in the message that you are reserving a space for the FULL WORKSHOP. Also, include your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, and CELL PHONE NUMBER. You’ll get a confirmation of registration in your email.

Mail either the deposit or full registration fee to:

SHARON BERMAN (make the check out to this name as well)

1900 Acklen Avenue, Apt. 1511

Nashville, TN 37212

If you send a deposit, the balance will be due no later than the first session.

Registration is NOW OPEN and continuing.

Email: writersmind2009@gmail. com
NWH cell: 615-712-8666