Virginia teaches a variety of writing workshops for both children and adults.  If you would like more information or to schedule a time, please send her a note on the CONTACT page.

Children’s Workshops:

  • Keeping a Nature Journal — This field craft class is designed to inspire children to learn more about our natural world through observation and art.
  • Show and Tell — Children learn about nature by examining, experiencing, and immersing themselves into their environment.   In this hands-on workshop, young people will use their five senses to learn how to write about their world.

Adult Workshops:

  • Creating the Photo Essay — A photo essay combines photographs and words to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions.  Learn the parts of a photo essay, how to choose emotional photos, and how to tell your story with words and pictures.
  • Hooks and Ladders — Having difficulty linking your thoughts together in a coherent fashion? Can’t quite figure out how to get from point A to B, or take a side trip to D? It’s all about beginnings, endings, and transitions.  Join us for an information-packed workshop that will have you writing better prose in no time.
  • If the World’s the Stage, Who’s your Audience? — Why is it important to determine our audience?  This workshop is designed to teach you how to analyze your audience, target your readers, and make them suffer.  It’s all in good fun.
  • The Power of Place — Place.  It’s not just geography or a physical space.  Place is also personal, defining how each of us looks at the world.  In this writing workshop, participants learn to write about place definitively, artistically, and how to let place become a character in their work.