Willow Writers’ Online Classes and Workshops

Writing and leading writing workshops are two of my passions!

I’m offering online workshops. These very affordable courses will help you sharpen your writing skills. There are so many benefits of attending online workshops! You can “log on” when it’s convenient for you, so you can set your own hours. In addition, I’m offering optional synchronous classes as well, where we will meet on Zoom. A four-week workshop for $95.

They feature:

Time to write; Writing workshops; Writing Prompts; Discussions on Craft elements; One-on-one manuscript consultations, that can help you take the manuscript to the next level.

Meet the Instructor:

Susan Isaak Lolis, published and award-winning writer. She has been a teacher of creative writing at the University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, Loyola Marymount University, and at Georgia Military College. She will bring extensive experience helping you shape your story and bringing it out into the world.

Susan was shortlisted in the William Wisdom-William Faulkner novel contest and long-listed in the Santa Fe Writers Project Novel Competition. One of her stories, ‘Vivien’s Sister,’ won the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and is published in Bayou Magazine.

Kiese Laymon, writer of Heavy and How To Kill Yourself and Others in America, said this about “Viven’s Sister,” the winning story:

“Vivien’s Sister” is a “how to” in the importance of texturing subtext in storytelling. While giving us a layered story filled with love, sex, loss, fear and memory, the piece most amazingly shows us how terrifying literal and metaphoric consumption is to families, and specifically to women. Food plays a huge role in this piece from beginning to end, and the minutiae of the storytelling is never overwhelmed by stunning descriptions of food cooking, food simmering, food ultimately being consumed. “Vivien’s Sister” is a marvelous literary achievement.”

Susan was also a finalist for the River Styx Microfiction Contest, the Mighty River Short Story Contest, and the Fiction Southeast Editors’ Prize. Her work has appeared in New Madrid: Journal of Contemporary Literature, Yemassee, Yalobusha Review, and elsewhere. She has a flash forthcoming in Fiction Southeast and a short story forthcoming in Drunkmonkeys. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Miami. While there, she was a James Michener fellow and won a University of Miami fiction award.

Contact Susan:

954-806-3878 or email: s.isaaklolis@gmail.com

Choose one of these! Or, all of them! All of these workshops will be fun and productive!

Desire to Write? Introduction to Creative Writing

Do you have scraps of paper or half-written journals stashed in desk drawers that are yearning to be transformed into a story? Yet, you’re not sure where to start? Sign up for this course. We’ll talk about generating ideas and help you shape them into intriguing narratives.

Dates and Times: Beginning September 14. $95.

Flash! Writing Short, Short Prose on Tuesday Nights

You would love to read and discuss some amazing flash fiction, then write some of your own? Sign up for this course. We’ll talk about telling a story that packs a punch! (in 1000 words or less!)

Dates and Times: Beginning September 15. Price: $95.

Writers’ Workshop on Thursday Nights

In this workshop, we’ll be meeting for six evenings discussing craft and workshopping your stories. All levels are welcome.

Dates and Times: Beginning September 17. $95.

Writers’ Workshop on Sunday Afternoons

In this workshop, we’ll be meeting on six Sunday afternoons discussing craft and workshopping your stories. All levels are welcome.

Dates and Times: Beginning September 20. $95.

If you wish to sign up for a class, or if you have any questions, please contact me.



Willow Writers’ Online Workshops

Your workshop will offer writing prompts, discussions on craft, and written feedback on your work.