I’m happy to note that the fourth session of SCRIBE LAB, my online cross-genre offering, is officially open for registration for the next six-month-long session.
SCRIBE LAB is a hearty, dynamic space for writers all over the world to join hands, dig in, and make major progress either on existing projects or in new explorations in any genre. Designed to meet the needs of those for whom online community is the most sustainable and necessary form of support for new writing, this group operates a bit like an online workshop and a bit like a virtual residency of sorts, with monthly discussions, readings and writing exercises, and intensive feedback structuring our community, and lots and lots of mutual work hum in the air. All our interactions take place on a secure, password-protected group site, and virtual writing dates help participants to form deeper connections to both one another as well as their own processes over longer, six-month-long stretches. The vision for this lab was born out of my desire to offer an intensive workshop that could accommodate those who were writing hard across all forms and notions of form, who might not find themselves quite at home in traditional or short workshops, and who might have their hands in several different writing projects at once and have special need for longer-term readings and feedback. The community is rich, wild, and full of conversation about voice and process; some writers work close to the monthly labs and exercises and others completely independently of them. We keep going, together, month after month–and it shows.
This will be the only chance to jump in for the remainder of 2014, as this next six-month long session will run from July 1st clear through to the end of the year. Early, discounted registration lasts until 6/20; if you’d like to register please drop me an email at rgouirand [at] gmail [dot] com to request the registration form (or to chat about whether the lab would be a good fit for you, if we haven’t already discussed it).
For more details about how we operate, or to read notes about our work together from current writers in the lab, see this page–these folks will tell you everything you need to know. Cheers!