Beginning Mind: Writing with Resilience
Online Writing Workshops with Sandra Dorr
Fall, 2020

“Poetry begins where certitude leaves off.” Eavan Boland (1944-2020)
“Look for stories that haven’t been written yet, then write yours.” Thorton Wilder
“Stories keep part of us alive after the end of our story.” A.S. Byatt

Come join a writing workshop for poets, fiction and nonfiction writers. The goal is to develop a singular focus on what you and only you can write, and to inhabit a disciplined, open place of writing and finishing with clarity and ease.

As Shunru Suzuki said: “Write in the most straightforward, simple way as if you were a beginner, not trying to make something skillful or beautiful, but simply writing with full attention as if you were discovering what you were writing for the first time; then your full nature will be in your writing. This is the way of practice moment after moment.”

We’ll read some forceful new work to harness the power of this time as well as classic poetry and prose, the basis of several craft talks. Each participant will generate new work and read in each workshop, and read longer, later drafts 2-3 times in the class for more response and a full written critique from me. We’ll also aim to keep our writing part of the trajectory of our lives – not separate, all things related, building confidence and resilience for a long-term writing career.

Join us for a mid-November group reading.

ZOOM Writing Workshops

6:15-8:30 Mountain Time Mondays, 8/24, 8/31, 9/14,
9/21, 10/4, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16.

6:15-8:30 Mountain time Tuesdays, 8/25, 9/1, 9/15,
9/22, 10/5, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17.

Each class limited to 8.
Class Cost: $355 ($340 for former students). $150 deposit required.
Venmo/Paypal/check; payment plans available.

To register, download the Beginning Mind Registration form.

For questions, contact Sandy at, or 970.433-6800