Writing Workshops


I offer creative writing workshops at the Attic Institute. My classes involve a mix of close-reading, freewrites, discussion and peer critique, and I’m especially interested in helping emerging writers find and focus their strengths.

Jan 16 – Feb 13: Craft of Creative Nonfiction @ The Attic Institute
In this five-week workshop, you’ll get to read and experiment with personal essay, literary journalism, and other forms of creative nonfiction. Full description→

Feb 20 – Mar 20: Craft of Memoir @ The Attic Institute
In this five-week workshop, you’ll learn to translate your real-life experiences into vivid, absorbing memoir. Full description→

Spring: Creative Nonfiction Studio @ The Attic Institute
The CNF Studio is built around the idea that inspiration, accountability, and community are essential to every writer’s growth. Join the Studio to learn more about your voice and how to bring it to the page. Full description→

Coaching & Consultation: All year long, I offer one-on-one consultations, in person or via Skype. More info→

Student Testimonials

“Brian does a great job of making everyone feel at ease in class… It feels as though he’s one of us.”

“A terrific facilitator… Brian is upbeat, positive, astute, enthusiastic, and not overbearing.”

“He provided valuable critique with a great understanding that we all came with different levels of experience.”

“Brian was exemplary, with incredible perception and gentle prompting toward improvement of our work.”

“Brian is a pro and we all achieved much more than we expected because of his skill.”

“His enthusiasm, experience and guidelines for compassion and kindness in critiquing each others’ writing made his class very enjoyable.”

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