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Class: Speculative Fiction Crash Course

I am excited to announce that Saturday, June 26th, 4pm-5:30pm ET I will be teaching a new, free virtual workshop with SCRiB LAB !  Workshop Description:  What is speculative fiction, anyway? How does one go about writing the fantastic? And why is it important? In this exciting workshop, we'll answer these questions by looking at key elements of craft, examine what this grouping of genres encompasses, and discover the history and influences upon it. There will be prompts and time to write in class so students can explore speculative writing for themselves. Sign up here and check out other upcoming workshops and virtual writing halls SCRiB LAB is hosting here !

Class: Crafting Characters Online Workshop (again!)

If you missed my character class in April, I will be teaching it again on Saturday, May 22th from 4 pm - 5:30 pm EST/1 pm - 2:30 pm PST. It is a free virtual workshop with  SCRiB LAB  on Crafting Characters. Class Description:  Characters drive the movement in any story. This workshop will explore this through prompts and questions meant to drive into understanding your character. What are their motivations, wants, fears? How they act and react in the situations you are placing them in? Then explore how this fits into the plotting process. Sign up here  and check out other upcoming workshops and virtual writing halls  SCRiB LAB is hosting here !

Class: Crafting Characters Online Workshop

Sunday, April 11th, 4 pm - 5:30 pm I will be teaching a free virtual workshop with SCRiB LAB on Crafting Characters Class Description: Characters drive the movement in any story. This workshop will explore this through prompts and questions meant to drive into understanding your character. What are their motivations, wants, fears? How they act and react in the situations you are placing them in? Then explore how this fits into the plotting process. Sign up here  and check out other upcoming workshops and virtual writing halls SCRiB LAB is hosting here !

Project Announcement: Radio Show 'Songs of Vermont'

 I am working with Big Heavy World to interview Vermont songwriters about their craft. About: Songs of Vermont is deep dive into the lyric writing process and craft of local songwriters. Local artists talk with me, Aurora Hurd, about the stories behind their songs, the time it takes to craft them, how they break through writer's block, and more. Every other Wednesday at 3pm .

Class: Writing Workshop with the Winooski Library

I will be teaching a workshop Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST! From the Facebook Event Page : The Winooski Memorial Library is excited to offer an amazing Virtual Creative Writing Workshop! This program is designed for all writing levels. Are you looking to begin your creative writing process? Are you an experienced writer with writer's block? Wherever you are in the process, this workshop can help. Writing prompts will be used to explore story creation and aspects of writing craft, so you will come away with words written. This program is free for adults and run virtually via Zoom. To sign up or for more information, please call or email Nate Eddy, Library Director: 802 655 6424 / neddy@winooskivt.gov Workshop Outline: First Half Hour: Character – Characters drive the movement in any story. Prompts will be questions meant to drive into understanding your character’s motivations and how they act and react in situations. Second Half Hour: Description/Worldbuilding – Char

Two Intro to Creative Writing Classes this November!

 Winooski Recreation and Parks have teamed up with Winooski resident and creative writing expert, Aurora Hurd, to provide a fun and engaging creative writing course! This unique program is made available for two skill levels: teens (ages 15 - 17) and adults (18+). The goal of the class is to go over the basics of creative writing and how to use different aspects of writing craft to tell stories that are important to us. From constructing characters and plot to choosing a point of view and crafting dialogue, these classes will give writers of any level the tools to start their stories and polish their writing. Courses will be provided remotely via Zoom - course information and participation instructions will be emailed directly to you in advance. Visit  https://www.winooskivt.gov/rec  to learn more and sign up today! Class Outline : Teens - Begins 11/4/20 - Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30 PM / $60 resident, $65 non-resident Adults - Begins 11/5/20 - Thursdays, 6:30 - 8 PM / $60 resident, $65 non-r

Class: Idea to Manuscript - NaNo Edition September 24th 2020-October 29th 2020

Description:   Are you considering taking the Nation Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge to write 50,000 words in November, but you: Want to write a novel and are having trouble knowing where to start? Have attempted the challenge before but never finished?  Haven't written in years and want to dive back in, but need a place to start? Have lots of ideas but don't know how to begin filling that first blank page?   This online creative writing course focused on getting started on the project you have always wanted to work on. The goal is for you to end the class ready to take on the month of November and claim the prize of having written 50,000 words of the first draft of a novel.   This six-week course includes 1.5 hour live sessions once a week. The classes will take place from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm ET on Zoom . You will have a chance to send your work to me and get detailed feedback throughout the class, as well as one-on-one support as needed.   Sign up:   Complete this form