Emily Weinstein Blacker started the Figure Eight Writers' Workshop in September 2018. So far, she has taught eight blocks of creative nonfiction classes to two wonderful groups of inspired writers. The experience has been vibrant and enriching and word has spread. What will you do in this creative nonfiction class? Essentially, learn how to make true stories into art. We meet via online video conference, so there's no need to travel anywhere. All levels of experience welcome. Right now classes are full, but stay tuned for the next sign up period. Click the link below for a full description and contact Emily here if you're interested in joining.
“Being part of Figure Eight Writers' Workshop is a joy. Emily’s inspiring and knowledgeable guidance is leading me to places that I have never been before with my writing and expression. I am energized and look forward to more! Emily is the freakin’ bomb! As a long-time workshop facilitator and music mentor to many - who has been secretly wishing for a teacher - I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot!”
“Emily’s memoir class is informative, insightful and delightfully fun. I’ve signed up four times. She’s a brilliant teacher providing playful prompts, a ton of smart techniques and examples of beautifully crafted memoirs. Both my writing and reading skills have flourished. What an absolute joy to be part of this inspired workshop.”
“Emily teaches one of the most enjoyable and helpful classes I’ve ever taken. She’s perceptive, generous, well-prepared, and a wonderful writer herself.”
-Ina May Wool
“Emily’s class has breathed a new energy into my writing and has opened me and my writing in ways I didn’t even know were available to me. Emily’s class helped me change my thinking of my writing as hopeless starts to things that I can shape and form. She has given me invaluable tools to do so.”
-Nhu An Do
"Emily’s online classes are well thought-out and stimulating. She is a gifted teacher —smart, sensitive, clear and generous. I love how our time together is interactive with a perfect blend of didactic and experiential teaching."