Workshops and Classes

 

Creative Writing Studies Conference - Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC - Sept 23-24

 

I will be giving a lecture based on my graduate critical work, "Multiplicity of Identities in Asian American Literature: Identities in Constant Flux." My lecture and abstract will be published in the Diversity section of the Journal of Creative Writing Studies. If you're interested in becoming part of the dialogue on writing immigrant and minority stories, please find information and register here.

 

 

 

 

FALL WRITING WORKSHOP - WRITING LIFE STORIES

 

Announcing (finally!) my fall writing workshop.  So many women inquired about my Kids Writing Camp this summer, asking if adults were offered the same class, so I thought I'd go ahead and design a course for my favorite season -- FALL! There's nothing like the pensive and creative energy that autumn brings, and there's nothing like gathering with like-minded women, surrounded by coffee cups and dessert, to create something out of our memories and life experiences.

 

This is a workshop for both seasoned writers and not -- or as I explained it to my friend: for those who want to begin writing, to continue writing, or to write again.  Basically anybody who needs the therapy and outlet that is pen-meets-paper.  I will be using chapters from my book, Monsoon Mansion, as well as from other contemporary and classic works, as reading assignments.

 

It's a four-week course over October and November -- Oct 17, 24 & Nov 7, 14 (Saturdays). The entire course is $110, including venue, handouts, prompts, editing/proofreading by me, other materials, and coffee!

 

Email cinellewrites@gmail.com to register.  Eight spots only! (Three have been filled as of 8/21)

 

An ONLINE version of this class will be available by November.  Details TBD. Please email if interested. 

 

 

 
 

ENGLISH 102:

Cinelle is a teaching assistant at Converse College (Spartanburg, SC).  Courses for 2015 include English 102: Introduction to Literary Types.  Students may contact her through cinellewrites@gmail.com, and through Moodle.

 

 

 

 

KIDS' CAMP - CREATIVE WRITING:

Cinelle is excited to announce her Kids' Creative Writing Camp at Spacecraft Studios in the Avondale district of Charleston, SC.  The camp is a week-long session, July 6-10 M-F, 9am-12nn.  Only 8 spots available.  Parents can register here. Scholarships available; please email Cinelle at cinellewrites@gmail.com for more info.

 

This five-day camp is designed to help children/teens listen to the rhythms of language (poetry), to imagine and create narratives (fiction), and to be curious and know one’s self (memoir/essay).  The theme for this year’s camp is CHANGE – growth, new experiences, new siblings, new friends, new schools, and maybe even new pets.  Children will explore the meaning of change in their small but significant lives, and hopefully adopt creative writing as a way to record, cope with, and learn from transitional times.

 

Each class will begin with a reading by a published author or poet (in-person or video) to expose children to the nuances of spoken word or oral storytelling.  After each reading, children will participate in a guided writing prompt that centers around the camp’s theme.  Students will have the chance to read their work to the class at the end of each day, and will have the option to publish their best work in a journal at the end of the week.  The journal will be printed and made available by the last day, Friday, July 10th, at the coffeehouse-style reading and party.  Parents are encouraged to attend and have journals signed by the young writers.

 

 

Snacks will be provided.  Please email cinellewrites@gmail.com if your child has allergies/special dietary needs.  Please feed your kids breakfast before camp!  Young writers need fuel.

 

Things to bring:

  • A notebook
  • Your favorite pen or pencil
  • Any talismans, favorite book, journal, or photo to inspire your writing

 

 

 

 

 

News

Spring 2017:

 

Read Cinelle's Literary City Guide to Charleston on Literary Hub.

 

Summer 2016:

 

South 85 Journal asked me to write about memoir and mental/stress disorders.  Since the essay's publication, educators, therapists, and memoirists have shared it on Facebook, Twitter, and through their industry networks.  The effect of this essay reminded me that I am not merely called to success or greatness, but to point people to HOPE.  Read "Why I Write Memoir" here.

 

Fall 2016:

 

Creative Writing Studies Conference - Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC - Sept 23-24


I will be giving a lecture based on my graduate critical work  "Multiplicity of Identities in Asian American Literature: Identities in Constant Flux."  My lecture and abstract will be published in the Diversity section of the Journal of Creative Writing Studies. 

 

Spring 2016:

 

Great News! I've been selected as one of twelve writers for Kundiman's Inaugural Creative Non-Fiction Intensive. Through the help of some friends and a Kickstarter campaign, I will be attending this intensive on April 9 & 10. Thank you to everyone who's supported me thus far!

 

Spring 2016:

 

Listen To Your Mother - I was chosen to be part of LTYM's 2016 cast. LTYM is a nationally-produced live reading show on motherhood. May 1st, 2pm, Sottile Theatre in downtown Charleston. Tickets available at listentoyourmothershow.com.

 

Poses + Prose Yoga and Writing Workshop - Spring session will focus on the Art of the Body. Register for the May 21 workshop online, limited to 20 spots, charlestoncommunityyoga.com.

 

Fall 2015 Writing Workshop - Writing Life Stories. Saturdays at Christophe Chocolatier in Charleston, SC. Online format available. See "Workshops and Classes" for more info. Sign up soon! Only five spots out of eight available.

 

 

 

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