Kitchen Table Writers


Below is a list of ongoing workshops. On request, I will custom design a workshop for your group’s needs. Contact me with questions or to register.

Kitchen Table Workshops 

A series of weekly workshops on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. For many years we’ve been meeting at the Rosemary House B& B in downtown Pittsboro, NC. These days, our temporary home is on Zoom. Kitchen Table Workshops embrace a rigorous but supportive approach to the manuscript, and I delight in sharing texts to study by new writers and master writers.

1. Special Intensive Prose Workshop Tuesday mornings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

An intensive small-group prose workshop for fiction and creative nonfiction works in progress, designed for writers who are working on a series of essays or stories or a book. Over the course of 10-12 weeks, participants may submit up to 25 pages of double-spaced manuscript – chapters, stories, essays – for intensive commentary. Classes focus on craft talk and manuscript critique. Limited to 6 participants to allow for more attention to each manuscript and more pages from each participant.

    • Includes two 1-hour private coaching sessions.
    • 12 sessions for $575
    • $100 Deposit required.

2. Thursday Morning Prose Workshop Thursday mornings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

A prose workshop for fiction and creative nonfiction writers at any level who are interested in getting a boost for their writing life, generating new material, and getting commentary on drafts.  Over the course of 10-12 weeks, participants generate new writing from prompts, get critique on 8 or more pages of draft, and learn craft techniques suitable for their genre. Limited to 6 participants.

Includes a 1-hour private coaching session.

    • 10 sessions for $450
    • Deposit: $50 will reserve your spot.

Custom workshops: I have led many writing workshops for nonprofits, schools, universities,  arts councils, and writing groups.  Zoom or onsite workshops, readings, and writer residencies are available by request. Workshops may include a public reading and book signing event.

Sample Workshops

The Secret Language of Fiction: Weaving Words into Elegant, Meaningful Stories

How do master fiction writers grip us on the first line of a story, overwhelm us with feeling by the middle, and leave us stunned with understanding of the human animal at the end? It’s all in the delicate and powerful technology of special fiction language. In this workshop, we’ll review master craft techniques from contemporary writers, and we’ll try out these techniques in writing exercises, then examine sections of your works-in-progress. Beginning and practiced writers alike will gain skills and insights that can help a draft blossom into a finished story or chapter.

Creative Nonfiction / Memoir Workshop

In an intimate, supportive, small-group setting we’ll write and study the craft of creative nonfiction, which includes memoir, travelogue, and essay forms. 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.

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

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