Workshops, Appearances and Press

Upcoming Writers Workshops

Writing to Prompts for Memoir and Fiction

5-Week Series: April 17th – May 15th
Mondays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM $75 Members $90 Non-members
Please visit their website or contact me for registration

You want to tell a story? Possibly it’s your own journey or maybe a family history? Or do you have a fictional story waiting to be told but don’t know where to begin?

For those writing memoir, participants will write in class to a series of prompts designed to trigger meaningful anecdotes. For fiction writers the in class writing prompts will explore theme, characters, conflict and resolution. There is much to be gained from creative prompts, which stimulate and strengthen the writing muscle. This is a fun, non-judgmental workshop for all levels of experience.
Please indicate whether you are interested in memoir or fiction when you sign up.

Pre-paid Registration Required.
JCC in Sherman 9 Route 39 S, Sherman CT 06784 Jccinsherman.org / info@jccinsherman.org / 860.355.8050

Upcoming Writers Workshops

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Creative Writing Workshop

Beginning January 24, 2017 6:30-8:30
8 Weeks Meeting Every Other Tuesday
Danbury, CT
Please contact me on the Contacts page

Do you have a story to tell? A memoir waiting to be to explored? An article you’d like to submit or an opinion you’d like to publish? Whether you’ve never written before or if you’re already a published writer being able to share your work with other writers is an enriching experience.

This workshop will be all about writing, with an emphasis upon craft. Here in a supportive atmosphere the first part of the class would be free-writing, brought about by a prompt; an object, a verse, a sensory exercise, there’s a myriad of sources. The writing would be done quietly and privately. All work would be treated as fiction and you can choose to read it or not. As a first draft there’d be no serious commenting, but only a pointing out of what each participant remembers of the piece.
This exercise allows thoughts to flow and ideas to be explored. The writing can be in any genre, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry or prose.

The second part of the class would be devoted to discussing a previously written piece with time for the readers to form thoughtful comments. The piece would be something you’ve worked on and now desire others views and opinions.

Writing to Prompts for Memoir and Fiction

Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
Five Workshops
Sherman Jewish Community Center, Sherman, CT
860.355.8050

You want to tell a story. Possibly it’s your own journey or maybe a family history? Or do you have a fictional story waiting to be told but don’t know where to begin?

For those writing memoir, participants will write in class to a series of prompts designed to trigger meaningful anecdotes. For fiction writers the in class writing prompts will explore theme, characters, conflict and resolution. There is much to be gained from creative prompts which stimulate and strengthen the writing muscle.

This is a fun, non judgmental workshop for all levels of experience.

Please indicate whether you are interested in memoir or fiction when you sign up.

Writing to Prompts

Beginning September 21, 2016 6:30-8:30
5 Weeks
Newtown, CT
You want to tell a story. Maybe a family history? Or is it your own journey you’re longing to write? Where to begin? This workshop will help you sort out those memories. Participants will write in class to a series of prompts designed to trigger meaningful anecdotes.

Here’s the link:
http://bit.ly/2bR22wi
or contact me here.

Creative Writing Workshop
This Workshop is Filled

Fall, 2016
8 weeks Beginning September 20, 2016
Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Please check back for our Winter/Spring, 2017 Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

Beginning May 11, 2016 6:30-8:30pm
5 Weeks
Sherman Jewish Community Center
Sherman, CT
http://www.jccinsherman.org/about-the-venue.html

Writing Memoir and Personal Essays

Beginning March 23, 6:30-8:30pm
6 Weeks
Newtown CT
http://www.newtown.k12.ct.us/Departments/AdultContinuingEducation/tabid/6767/ctl/view/itemid/79546/Default.aspx?returnurl=http://www.newtown.k12.ct.us/Departments/AdultContinuingEducation/tabid/6767/Default.aspx

Creative Writing Workshop
This Workshop is Filled
Beginning February 2015
8 weeks, 6:30-8:30pm, running every other week
Danbury CT

Writing Memoir and Personal Essay Workshop
Beginning October 8, 6:30-8:30pm
6 Weeks
Newtown CT

Have you been inspired to record the transforming events of your life either in memoir form or with a short personal essay? This workshop will be all about the writing with an emphasis on craft. Here, by using storytelling skills, we’ll explore the various ways to turn personal stories into compelling reading incorporating dialogue, description, setting and theme. The first part of the class will be devoted to exploring current, popular memoirs and essays. The remainder of the workshop will encompass observations from the class on your own work in a supportive, safe environment. This workshop is for beginning writers as well as those who are already working on a piece. We all have stories to tell. Is it time to tell yours?

APPEARANCES

The Garden of Ideas in Ridgefield Connecticut.

Author talk at The Garden Lunch: Feed the Body Expand the Mind

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:30-2pm
653 North Salem Road
Ridgefield CT 06811
RSVP: 203.431.9914
http://gardenofideas.com/gardenofIdeas/programs_Lunch

The Garden of Ideas in Ridgefield Connecticut.

Author talk at The Garden Lunch: Feed the Body Expand the Mind

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:30-2pm
653 North Salem Road
Ridgefield CT 06811
RSVP: 203.431.9914
http://gardenofideas.com/gardenofIdeas/programs_Lunch

PRESS

Danbury North Hamlet Hub… Meet Danbury Author Priscilla Whitley
http://news.hamlethub.com/danburynorth/neighbors/605-meet-danbury-author-priscilla-whitley-1398973455

New Canaan News… Contest Reveals The Art of Creating Memoir
http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Contest-reveals-the-art-of-creating-a-memoir-2276229.php

Arts and Leisure, Hersam/Acorn Newspapers…The Open Door of Memoir Writing Welcomes Author Priscilla Whitely
http://arts.hersamacorn.com/open-door-memoir-writing-welcomes-author-priscilla-whitely/

Books Ink’s Hamlet Hub…7 Bookish Questions for Local Author and Teacher Priscilla Whitley
http://books.hamlethub.com/booksink/authors/40147-7-bookish-questions-for-danbury-based-author-and-teacher-priscilla-whitley

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