To register for the 2020 Foolscap Writing Workshops, first purchase your Foolscap membership, then email and tell us if you want to attend both the Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon sessions or just one.

Workshop Sessions for 2020

Friday, Feb. 7, 2:30 - 5 p.m.

Two Heads, Four Hands, One Story: Co-authoring short and long-form fiction

Instructors: Manny Frishberg, Amy Thomson, and Edd Vick

Two heads are better than one. Or are they? Find out how working (and selling) writers have collaborated. Three writers discuss their experience writing both short stories and novels, and provide several exercises that will get you working together. Manny and Edd are the co-authors of stories for magazines and anthologies including Analog, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, and Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology. Amy, winner of the John W. Campbell Award, is at work with Edd on a collaborative project.

Note: please bring a laptop or pen and paper to this workshop.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Make Magic: Write, then Read It Aloud — A Workshop with Two Hour Transport

Instructors: Theresa Barker and Nicole Bade

There's something magical about reading new work aloud. In the first hour of this workshop you will read a short story by a well-known author and write a piece of flash fiction, or a longer scene, that responds to that story in some way. In the second half of the workshop you will perform what you have written and we will give you guidance on how to use the mic, proper posture, and eye contact. We hope you'll come ready to read, write — and perform. But if you would like to take just the writing portion of the workshop, let us know ahead of time.

Theresa and Nicole are the co-founders and producers of the popular Two Hour Transport reading series at Cafe Racer in Seattle, as well as co-editors of the Two Hour Transport 2019 Anthology.

Remember: To register for the Writers Workshop, buy your Foolscap membership and then email Space is limited; register soon.