Teaching Schedule

Emily Sinclair teaching writing

Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga

Join me and Ashley Elsasser, of Golden’s YourAshtanga, for combined yoga and writing classes. We offer gentle yoga, writing prompts, tea and discussion in a supportive environment. We’ll explore the ways in which movement offers insight and encourages creative thought.

Bring your journal!

All classes are donation-based (pay what you want) and a portion of proceeds will go to YourAshtanga’s community give-back program. Please register here so we have enough space—and note that we ask you to register separately for each class!

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Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Lighthouse Writers West: Story Architecture for Fiction and Nonfiction

In this eight-week workshop, you’ll explore story structure, conflict, voice, and other topics that will help you write stories and narrative nonfiction that are dramatic, compelling, and get to the heart of what you want to say. Every week, we’ll read and discuss published short stories and creative nonfiction to see how other writers get the job done. We’ll read and respond to drafts written by our fellow students. You’ll have two opportunities to workshop up to 20 pages of your writing in a supportive and encouraging environment, and you’ll get detailed feedback from the instructor. Last, you’ll be given optional exercises designed to help you understand how to put various ideas into practice. Open to writers of all levels and writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoir.

 

Required texts:

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, 2007 edition, ed. Lex Williford and Michael Martone


Sign up for this class at Lighthouse Writers. Please note that One Art discounts do not apply to Lighthouse classes.

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Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga

Join me and Ashley Elsasser, of Golden’s YourAshtanga, for combined yoga and writing classes. We offer gentle yoga, writing prompts, tea and discussion in a supportive environment. We’ll explore the ways in which movement offers insight and encourages creative thought.

Bring your journal!

All classes are donation-based (pay what you want) and a portion of proceeds will go to YourAshtanga’s community give-back program. Please register here so we have enough space—and note that we ask you to register separately for each class!

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Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga

Join me and Ashley Elsasser, of Golden’s YourAshtanga, for combined yoga and writing classes. We offer gentle yoga, writing prompts, tea and discussion in a supportive environment. We’ll explore the ways in which movement offers insight and encourages creative thought.

Bring your journal!

All classes are donation-based (pay what you want) and a portion of proceeds will go to YourAshtanga’s community give-back program. Please register here so we have enough space—and note that we ask you to register separately for each class!

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Jul
26
to Jul 27

The 2019 Day for Writers Conference--Steamboat Springs

I’m delighted to be teaching at the 2019 Day for Writers Conference, sponsored by the Steamboat Writers Group.

The “I” Of the Storm: The Nonfiction Narrator’s Role

Noted essayist and academic Phillip Lopate writes, “Nonfiction writing thrives on daring, darting, subjective flights of thought.” What, after all, is a story without the storyteller? A good narrator is a guide, friend, confessor, provocateur. The narrator shapes the story, sets the tone, decides the details, and most important, determines the meaning of a piece. In this half-day workshop, we’ll explore what it means to tell a nonfiction story. Our topics will include the narrator’s mind (and voice) as it relates to memoir, essay, and other nonfiction forms. Among the topics we’ll consider are narrative perspective and distance, the critical job of making meaning of one’s subject, and what I hope are fresh ways of envisioning the narrator’s role.

Registration opens in late spring, 2019.

For more information, please visit the Steamboat Writers Group website.

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Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Lighthouse Writers West: Starting the Personal Essay, 4 Week Class

You want to write about an experience, an idea, or a person—or all three—but you’re not sure what that might look like. Welcome to the essay, perhaps the most elastic nonfiction form. There’s room for voices as diverse as David Sedaris, Roxane Gay, Meghan Daum, and Geoff Dyer, and subjects as wide-ranging as you can imagine, while the essay’s tone can encompass humor or high style. In this four week class for writers of all levels, you’ll read a variety of essays and learn about how to play with structure and voice in this classic form. Through exercises and prompts, you’ll work towards a first draft of your own.  We’ll discuss your work and offer responses, although this class is not a workshop with formal written responses. 

This class meets weekly for 4 weeks, on Mondays, from 6.30-8:30, and will meet in Lakewood, at Office Evolution, near Belmar.

You must sign up through Lighthouse Writers for this class and One Art mailing list discounts do NOT apply to Lighthouse classes.

Four weeks, beginning Monday February 4 at 6.30.

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Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Spring 2019 Writing and Yoga

Join me and Ashley Elsasser, of Golden’s YourAshtanga, for combined yoga and writing classes. We offer gentle yoga, writing prompts, tea and discussion in a supportive environment. We’ll explore the ways in which movement offers insight and encourages creative thought.

Bring your journal!

All classes are donation-based (pay what you want) and a portion of proceeds will go to YourAshtanga’s community give-back program. Please register here so we have enough space—and note that we ask you to register separately for each class!

Dates: 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28

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Jan
7
to Jan 28

Lighthouse Writers West: What's Your Story?

Everyone’s got a story to tell, and this four week class is designed to help you start yours, whether it’s a short story, an essay, or creative nonfiction. We’ll explore fundamentals of fiction and nonfiction through weekly readings, discussions, and writing exercises that will inspire you and get you writing. You’ll have opportunities to share your work and get oral feedback from the class and from the instructor. (Please note that we do not have formal workshops with written responses in this class.) In addition, you’ll get strategies for creating an ongoing writing practice that works for you. Classes are welcoming, inspirational, and fun. This class is suitable for experienced writers who need a little inspiration and for those just beginning to explore writing. 

Please note that our 4-week workshops do not include formal critiques, though there may be opportunities for informal sharing. If you’d like your work critiqued in depth, please see the 8-week workshop listings.

This class meets weekly for 4 weeks, on Mondays, from 6.30-8:30, and will meet in Lakewood, at Office Evolution, near Belmar.

You must sign up through Lighthouse Writers for this class and One Art mailing list discounts do NOT apply to Lighthouse classes.

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FREE One Art Class: Taking the Plunge--Getting Started With Writing and Creative Practice
Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

FREE One Art Class: Taking the Plunge--Getting Started With Writing and Creative Practice

Is 2019 the year you want to start telling your story? Skip the polar bear stuff and take the writing plunge! (Writing’s warmer, with snacks.) Join me and other writers for this afternoon class that’s focused on learning how to start your story, find your voice, and how to live a more creative life.

This class is suitable writers of all levels, from beginning to advanced. Curious nonwriters and journalers welcome!

This two and a half hour class has ten spots and is the only free One Art class of 2019; please register in advance by adding this class to your cart and checking out (you won’t be charged!) so that I know when to close the class. Class will be held in downtown Golden and parking is available. More information provided upon registration.

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Free the Body, Free the Mind: Part 3 of Writing and Yoga
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Free the Body, Free the Mind: Part 3 of Writing and Yoga

Join Emily and Ashley Elsasser, of Golden's YourAshtanga Yoga Studio, for the third and final class in a three part Yoga and Writing series designed to open your heart, mind, and imagination! This donation-based (pay what you like) class includes an hour of yoga and an hour of writing exercises designed to use movement to ignite the imagination and deepen your creative spirit. Designed for yogis and writers of all levels, these classes are fun, inspiring, and energizing! Come for one class or join us for all three!

Please come dressed to move and bring your favorite writing tools (pen and paper or laptop) and a teacup.

To register, text your name and the name of this class at 484-999-0118 or you can

email me and let me know you’re planning to come.

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Creative Jolt: A Pop-up Class for Creative Thinking
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Creative Jolt: A Pop-up Class for Creative Thinking

Maybe a story has stalled out. Or maybe the ever-present election year squawking has left you dispirited. No matter: don’t chicken out. What you need is a Creative Jolt. This quick two and a half hour class will get you out of the doldrums and reconnected with your creative self. This class is suitable for everyone, including non-writers. Topics include finding inspiration in your daily life, seeing problems as imaginative opportunities, developing confidence in your creative vision, and finding the surprise and delight within yourself and in the world. We’ll spend class time on exercises and discussion and you’ll leave with a packet of ideas that will energize and inspire you for many days to come.

Sunday, October 28, 2018. 3-5:30 pm Downtown Golden, CO, in the Armory. Parking available. More detailed address provided on registration. 

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Writing the Body: Part 2 of Writing and Yoga
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Writing the Body: Part 2 of Writing and Yoga

Join Emily and Ashley Elsasser, of Golden's YourAshtanga Yoga Studio, for the second class in a three part Yoga and Writing series designed to open your heart, mind, and imagination! This donation-based (pay what you like) class includes an hour of yoga and an hour of writing exercises designed to help you understand the story your body tells and connect mind and body. Designed for yogis and writers of all levels, these classes are fun, inspiring, and energizing! Come for one class or join us for all three!

Please come dressed to move and bring your favorite writing tools (pen and paper or laptop)  and a teacup. Parking is available in the lot by YourAshtanga.  

To register, text your name and the name of this class at 484-999-0118 OR

you can email me and let me know you’re planning to come.

 

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Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Finding Your Voice: Part 1 of Writing and Yoga

Join Emily and Ashley Elsasser, of Golden's YourAshtanga Yoga Studio, for the first class in a three part Yoga and Writing series designed to open your heart, mind, and imagination! This donation-based (pay what you like) class includes an hour of yoga, with a focus on opening the throat chakra, and an hour of writing exercises designed to help you find your voice and hear its power. Designed for yogis and writers of all levels, these classes are fun, inspiring, and energizing! Come for one class or join us for all three!

Please come dressed to move and bring your favorite writing tools (pen and paper or laptop)  and a teacup. Parking available in lot. 

To register, text your name and the name of this class at 484-999-0118

 

 

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