The Blackbird Mission

Mission, Vision, and Values – Our Top Tips for Writing

MISSION:

Our mission is to help good writers become great. Toward that goal, I create and teach a series of ever growing and evolving creative writing lessons that are accessible and easy-to-understand to all levels. 

VISION:

My vision is that each writer search for and unveil their true voice and their core mission as a creative writer. To that end, my program is designed to support writers over the span of their creative lives via the foundational teaching model that progresses to the lecture/workshop/prompt model.

VALUE:

I value consistency, professionalion, kindness, and humilty. I also value honesty couched in care.  

THE STUDIO FORMAT:

September – May: Groups meet weekly over thirty weeks, for three hours which include a two hour workshop where three to four writers would read their work aloud and receive critique, as well as an in-depth study of  craft via published novels, memoirs, short stories and essays.

Fall, Spring: 10-week foundation series called Bones of Storytelling.

Summer: 3-4 day intensives, with a focused theme.

On-Going: Self-study workshop, peer-mentorship, consultations.