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Life-Stories Workshop

Meet Interesting People.
Explore Personal Experience.
Learn Writing Skills.
Craft Life-Stories.

If you’ve tried to write about personal experience, want to strengthen your writing skills, or would enjoy spending 20 hours in an 1890s townhouse with other writers, a beverage from the fridge, and a wire-haired fox terrier, this workshop is for you.

You can attend the workshop from any level of writing experience. Your challenge will be to respect the sound of your voice, capture it authentically, and craft vivid scenes of experience. In this class, everyone succeeds.

What is the format of the workshop?
The Life-Stories Writing Workshop is a ten-week, hands-on, experience-filled seminar held at the Dupont studio of Info.Design, an information architecture consultancy. Your host, Thom Haller, will lead you through sessions that run for approx 2.5 hours each. Throughout the workshop, you will incorporate free writing, structured lectures/conversations, and workshopping (sharing your writing). As a participant, you will be required to keep a class notebook and to create a four- to five-page story.

When will the workshop take place?
The Life-Stories Writing Workshop will begin on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. This is a ten-week class, with two weeks “off” and the final meeting -- and party -- on April 14th. We meet from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. (See class dates…)

Info Design's studio is located approximately two blocks from the Dupont Circle metro (north entrance). Parking is challenging, but possible.

Who's the instructor?
Thom Haller has taught writing for 17 years as a consultant, under contract, and as a writing instructor with: USDA Graduate School, University of Maryland, and John Hopkins University. He believes structure matters, and teaches strategies for crafting content so readers can envision characters, actions, location, time, and detail. Thom loves stories.


Class Starting Date:
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
(This is a ten-week class, with two weeks “off” and the final meeting -- and party -- on April 14th.) See class dates…

Time: 6:15-8:45 p.m.

$345 - Early bird registration by January 31, 2009
$365 - Registration after January 31, 2009

What participants are saying...

Download one page information flyer (PDF)

Want to register?
To register, call 202-328-8466 or e-mail thom@thomhaller.com

Scoop in studio

About Your Learning Environment

Info.Design's studio provides attendees the opportunity to write in a variety of peculiar chairs or type on an assortment of personal computers.

The ecclecticism of the studio propels creative minds and just baffles the rest of us.

Class participants should plan to meet Scoop, the studio dog. We apologize if you are allergic to dogs and encourage you to contact us about our classes at other locations.

Get directions

Thom Haller | c/o Info.Design, Inc. | 1725 Q Street, NW #201 | Washington DC 20009 | 202.328.THOM