Crow Collective Online Writing Workshops

Crow Collective presents online writing workshops, by the writing community, for the writing community.

Interested in facilitating a workshop? Click here to fill out the application form.

What’s coming up?

January 22: Mindful Flow and Mental Strategies for Writing with Zebib K. Abraham
This workshop will explore the intersection of our mental health and writing.

January 22: Umbrella Writing Group
This free writing group is open to everyone. (Opens for registration January 1, 2022.)

January 30: In My Beginning is My End with Alison Woodhouse
We will be looking at structure and synchronicity in your fiction; making all the parts cohere to form a satisfying union.

February 5: Prompt Crew
One prompt, a thousand possibilities. Join KB Carle, El Rhodes, Lindz McLeod and Sage Tyrtle for two hours of inspiring writing. Four very different writers respond to the same prompt – what different worlds will we create?

February 12: Exploring Imagery in Flash and Short Fiction with Farhana Khalique
In this workshop with Farhana Khalique, we will explore different extracts and writing exercises that focus on unique imagery and building layers of resonance, with a view to developing our own stories.

February 20: Mastering Microfiction with Gaynor Jones
Come and learn how to write the shortest of short stories – the micro. (Sold out. This workshop is definitely happening again, add yourself to the waiting list.)

March 2022: Opens February 1
March 5: Collaborative Writing: Inviting Another Writer to the Dance with Meg Pokrass and Rosie Garland
A workshop exploring the creative duet of collaborative writing, and how and where to begin.

March 12: The Beauty and Power of Sentences with Audrey Niven
Learn how to refresh your writing with sentences that build atmosphere, character, rhythm and story.

March 20: Does Your Form Fit Your Function? Experimenting With Story Structure with Anita Goveas
This workshop will look at the process of turning drafts into experimental pieces, and practice choosing which forms would fit the content and emotional core of your piece.

March 26: Submit Your Stories to Literary Magazines with Sage Tyrtle
How to find, select, and submit your work to literary magazines.

April 2022
April 16: Rework: Spark Life Into Tired Drafts with Sarah M. Jasat
Dig into different writing techniques to energise tired drafts and write the story you want to write.

April 23: Invitations, Echoes and Explanation: Great Fiction Titles with Anika Carpenter
In this two-hour session we’ll look at examples of titles that work had and work well, discuss our own experiences of ‘title wrangling’ and do some exercises that explore different ways to find the right titles for our stories.

May 2022
May 21: Motifs and Metaphors with Mandira Pattnaik
Explore the use of motifs and metaphors in subtle but powerful ways to boost reader engagement.

June 2022
June 4: Playing With Tongues: Multilingual Prose and Poetry with Elizabeth Castillo
Creating authentic, meaningful, and multilingual poetry and prose.

July 2022
July 3: Picture This: Using Art to Inspire Writing with Amanda Quinn
This workshop will explore how creating and looking at drawings and paintings can inspire writing.