What is Blackbird?

In 2015, a collective of writers asked me to teach classes that lasted longer than the typical drive-by offerings of four, six, and ten weeks. They also wanted MFA level lesson without the MFA price tag (and attitude). Finally, these writers wanted the continuity of community without a graduation date. Blackbird was born from their vision and today offers smart, practical, affordable long-term teachings for writers at all stages in their process, from beginning to advanced. If you are looking for a literary home and affordable writing support from idea to publication, join us. We have a place for you.

The Blackbird Process:

The first stop is Studio I, which includes two classes: Scene vs. Exposition and Bones of Storytelling. Build your own SI by taking already recorded classes or attending live workshops. (Click here to sample a class). 

Once the SI basics are out of the way, you’re invited into the longer-term Studios, where we workshop on your current projects and study novels, memoirs, and short story collections.

These Studios have ten to twelve writers of various levels and genres, providing you with high-end, in-depth feedback.

Visit our classes page for more specifics.

Please send us a note about your story idea and literary hopes for more personalized support.