OPEN: Room to Write: Exploring Short Forms
Event Details
OPEN: Room to Write: Exploring Short Forms
07/23 - 07/27/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of California, Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Room 1208
Event Description
You’ve heard of a busdriver’s holiday? This course is a writing teacher’s dream vacation. A week of time set aside for your writing with a creative and supportive group. All you have to do is show up with something to write with and on. We encourage folks with all degrees of experience (or none) with expressive to come write with us. We use the Amherst Writers and Artists method of thoughtful positive response to first draft writing. Some time will be set aside each session to reflect on applications to our teaching situations and/or our own writing pursuits.

Participants will:
  • write, share and respond to one another’s writing 
  • become familiar with the Amherst Writers & Artists method of responding to writing 
  • explore a range of writing genres with a focus on sort forms 
  • discuss applications of practices for our own writing and for our classroom practices 
Marty Williams co-coordinates the Bay Area Writing Project’s monthly literary reading series, Writing Teachers Write. She served as BAWP Co-Director for many years, and spent 21 years as a teacher and literacy coach for San Francisco schools. Marty has also worked for many years community-based literacy projects with youth and adults. She teaches private writing workshops, coaches individuals in writing and works with children and adults in a range of writing workshops through BAWP. She is currently working on a collection of poems about her homeground on Kenai Lake in Alaska and her current hometown, Oakland, CA.

Please ​note, ​there ​are ​additional ​credit ​card ​and ​processing ​fees ​of ​$20.00 ​for ​using ​this ​online ​registration ​service. ​To ​avoid ​these ​fees ​please ​use ​the ​paper ​registration ​form ​found ​on ​the ​BAWP ​website ( ​