Workshops

Workshops and Services

Workshops: Fresh Writing, Fiction Craft, Creative Nonfiction Craft, Flash Fiction, and Memoir

All-Day workshops for writing groups and organizations: $850 per day for nonprofits and groups / $1200 per day for business groups / plus travel and lodging. Fill out form below for more information.

Other workshops:

  • Year-round: Kitchen Table Workshops at Rosemary House, Pittsboro, NC
  • June: Creative Nonfiction for Women at Meredith College, Focus on Form, Raleigh, NC
  • July: Fiction at Wildacres, Little Switzerland, NC
  • May: Writing and Yoga at Trinity Center, Atlantic Beach, NC
  • May – June: Doe Branch Retreat and Workshop, Marshall NC

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Services: Editing, Coaching, Mentoring

$5/ page editing. $75/ hour coaching and mentoring. Other services available on request. See www.kitchentablewriters.wordpress.com

Artist Residencies:

Hudson is available for artist residencies, workshops, and collaborative performances. See the NC Arts Council Artists Directory.

Some of her upcoming workshops and past offerings are listed below.

2014 Events and Workshops

Tuesday, Feb. 18. Kitchen Table Writers Workshop at Rosemary House. 10:30 am. FULL. Email hudson.marjorie@gmail.com to get on the waiting list for an upcoming workshop.

Feb. 20, 12 noon lunch talk: Searching for Virginia Dare. Colonial Dames of Chapel Hill, NC. By Invitation.

Feb. 22, 12 noon lunch talk and panel: Falling in Love with the South, and Accidental Birds of the Carolinas. Southern Writers Symposium, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC.

March 11-13, Johnston County Community College Visiting Writer. Teaching on Blood Done Sign My Name. Writing about Race and Difference in the South.

March 27, 7:30 pm. Brevard College, West Lecturer. Reading from Accidental Birds of the Carolinas.

Saturday, April 5, 10 – 4 pm, Memoir Workshop. CCCC, Pittsboro Campus. Call 919-545-8044 to register.

Sunday, April 6, 3:45 pm, Featured Speaker, NC Literary Festival, with Susan Ketchin. Concert reading of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, with original and traditional songs by Susan Ketchin. NCSU Campus, IEI Lecture Hall, Hunt Library.  Raleigh, NC.

Wednesday, April 16, Triangle Leadership Forum, Presentation and writing workshop.  CCCC Campus, Pittsboro, NC.

Tuesday, May 12 – Kitchen Table Workshop session begins.

Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18, Writing and Yoga at Trinity Center. FULL. Email hudson.marjorie@gmail.com to get on the waiting list.

Saturday, June 14, 7 pm – Scuppernong Books reading with Val Nieman

Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27, Creative Nonfiction Workshop for Women, Meredith College Focus on Form http://www.meredith.edu/news/department/17th-annual-focusing-on-form-workshop-for-women-writers

Sunday, July 6, – Saturday, July 12, Short Fiction Workshop at Wildacres.

Tuesday, August 24 – Kitchen Table Writers at Rosemary House – Fall Session begins. Email hudson.marjorie@gmail.com for information.

 

2013 Events and Workshops

August 10 – A Gathering of Writers, Press 53 Conference in Winston-Salem, NC.  Prose workshop: The First Five Pages. www.press53.com

Tuesdays, August 13 – October 22, 10:30 – 12:30, Fall Writing and Critique Class, Tuesdays at Rosemary House, Pittsboro, NC. Includes 1 hour private coaching, critique, new writing, 10 sessions. Email Hudson to reserve a spot: Hudson.marjorie@gmail.com FULL

Next workshop starts in November 2013.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013,12 noon, Virginia Dare Birthday luncheon with author, Quail Ridge Books / Raleigh, NC To Register: http://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/marjorie-hudson-virginia-dare-birthday-bash

October 25, 2013, 7-9 pm, October 26, 2013, 9-3. Writing Women: Rites of Passage Workshop. Lunch, snacks & drinks provided. Location: 3134 Eton Road, Raleigh NC

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 2 pm. Author talk with Marjorie Hudson / Reading and reception with Kitchen Table Writing students. McIntyre’s Fine books / Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC

Saturday, Nov. 9 and 16, 9:30 – 4:30. CCCC Fiction Craft Workshop: Point of View. Location: Pittsboro Campus, CCCC. To Register: 919-545-8044

Past Events and Workshops

Winter – Spring 2013

Kitchen Table Writers at Rosemary House
Tuesday Mornings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Rosemary House B&B, Pittsboro, NC APRIL-JUNE
For new writers, blocked writers, experienced writers looking for a boost, my Kitchen Table Workshop methods help you generate pages and pages of new writing, dig deep to write fiction or memoir or poetry, join a joyful community of support, laugh and cry,  all in the same session! Registration is now open for Fall 2012 classes. To register, contact: Hudson.marjorie@gmail.com

  • Next class starts APRIL. Tuesday mornings,  10:30 am – 12:30. $150 fee includes 10 sessions with writing craft talk, prompts, exercises, and critique, plus a 1-hour private consult and manuscript comments.

ONGOING WRITER STRATEGIES COACHING GROUP: Get group coaching on goals, submissions, revisions at an affordable rate. If interested, contact hudson.marjorie@gmail.com

PROSE REVISION GROUP: Get intensive coaching on fiction and memoir writing. Email for more information; hudson.marjorie@gmail.com

INDIVIDUAL COACHING, MENTORING, AND MANUSCRIPT REVIEW. Check for details at Kitchen Table Writers

February 27 – Mentored Workshop: CCCC Creative Writing Certificate requirement. 10 sessions to revise, refine, rewrite, and make a plan for publishing. Poetry, memoir, nonfiction, and fiction. Ends May 8. 6 – 8:30.To register: 919-542-8044.

March 28 – Visiting Writer – Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. 7 pm Evening reading OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

April 20 – Carolinas Writing Festival – Featured Speaker, Master Class. Watch for event news. OPEN

May 17 – 19 – Beach Retreat  at Trinity Center – Writing and Yoga with Marjorie Hudson and Michele Tracy Berger. Atlantic Beach, NC. FULL

June 2013 – Writer in Residence, Doe Branch, NC. OPEN

A Sampling of Past Offerings

Hudson creates customized classes for groups of writers on request. Here are a few examples of her past offerings. Email her at hudson.marjorie@gmail.com to request a special workshop.

Feb 9 – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. All Day Workshop: Strategies for the Writers Life. CCCC Creative Writing Program. AVAILABLE FOR WRITERS GROUPS, ARTS COUNCILS, AND OTHER GROUPS. FEE: $500

Kitchen Table Writers at Rosemary House
Tuesday Mornings 10:30 am – 12:30 am
Rosemary House B&B, Pittsboro, NC
For new writers, blocked writers, experienced writers looking for a boost, my Kitchen Table Workshop methods help you generate pages and pages of new writing, dig deep to write fiction or memoir or poetry, join a joyful community of support, laugh and cry,  all in the same session! Registration is now open for Fall 2012 classes. To register, contact: Hudson.marjorie@gmail.com
Dates:  August 21, 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, 13, 20
10 sessions for $150

Fiction Craft: Beginnings and Endings
Date: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012   Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
CCCC Pittsboro Campus

You’re working on a fiction story, but it’s not quite there. What absolutely must be in the first paragraphs? What must be in your ending? And how in the world do you decide? There are so many options, there’s so much to say in a few words. The delicate balancing act of beginnings and endings is one of the most powerful tools in the fiction writer’s toolbelt. We’ll explore how master writers do it, and try some exercises to refine your own work. Bring a draft you are working on. CCCC Creative Writing Certificate Program.

Memoir: Works in Progress
Dates: 7 Wednesdays, August 22 – Oct. 3      Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm CCCC Pittsboro Campus

Memoir is the intimate art, and this class will create a community of support for refining works in progress and generating new material. You will learn craft techniques to help you structure your work, tell your deepest stories, and move toward completing a piece, whether for publication or family records.

 

Past Classes and Residencies:

Siler City Writer in Residence
We Are Siler City Writing Project
Sponsored by North Carolina Arts Incubator
July 18 – 22, 2011

Youth Writing Camp: Mornings 9:30 – 12
Adult Writing Camp: Afternoons 2 – 4:30
Performance and Gallery show: August 26

All Day Fiction Writing Workshop,
August 6,  10 – 4:30, CCCC, Pittsboro Campus

Fiction Writing Workshop
August 17, 9 – 12, Dare County Arts Council, Manteo, NC

Weathers Creek Workshop: Creative Nonfiction: October 8

Writers House, Charlottesville, NC: Fiction Writing with Valerie Nieman: October 29, 9-1 pm

Fiction Writing / Works in Progress: CCCC Pittsboro Campus, Wednesday evenings, Sept 28 – Nov. 2.

General Store Cafe Writers: 10 – 11:30 am, Tuesdays in Pittsboro
McIntyre’s Fine Books Writers: 1:30 – 3 pm,  Thursdays in Fearrington Village

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