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Hosting A Workshop

Thu Apr 7, 2011, 2:29 PM by BeccaJS:iconbeccajs:
Writer's Workshop
where writers workshop writing!



:bulletred: FAQs | Hosting a workshop | Writing Resources | Previous Workshops :bulletred:

Recent Updates

:new::new: Now looking for workshops for 2012 onwards! If you have hosted before, you are welcome to host again! The more ideas, the merrier! :heart:


Hosting a Workshop

Did you know that any member can host a workshop? If you feel you have something you can offer and would like to share this with your fellow writers, then why not consider hosting your own workshop? All you need to do is fill out our wonderful proposal form and tell us what you would like to do.

:star: If you want to host a workshop, but are stuck for ideas, why not check out the comments under our What would you like to see? journal and find out what out members are interested in!


RULES FOR HOST APPLICANTS

:bulletred: Before filling out the application form, please ensure that you agree and follow these rules.

1. You must already be a member of Writers-Workshop. We'd prefer you to have participated in one or more of our previous workshops already, so you have an understanding of our format.

2. Please only send in one proposal at a time. We appreciate enthusiasm, but if you focus your attention on one workshop it will likely be a stronger application.

3. Please have a clear idea of what your workshop will be about. We will not accept any vague proposals (i.e. "Well I was thinking something about poetry" ).

4. You are willing to commit to the workshop period you are given. We understand you may have a life outside the internet, but as we ask hosts to review the entries, make top picks and critique as much as possible, we do need a fair degree of commitment from you.

5. If your application has been rejected, please wait at least a month before you send in another proposal.

6. If you have previously hosted a workshop, please wait two months before you submit your next one to give others a chance to have a go.

7. Please carefully consider the content of the workshop you are planning. We look for people who have some kind of experience in the subject area they want to workshop. (For example, please don't ask to host a workshop on children's prose if you have never written for children before!).

8. We do look at your deviantArt galleries as part of the workshop application. This is to review your suitability for hosting your intended workshop.


APPLICATION FORM

Please fill out the fields listed below and send your application via note to Writers-Workshop with the subject line: ‘Workshop Proposal’

:bulletgreen: Your Deviant name:
:bulletgreen: Your workshop title:
:bulletgreen: Intended focus: Prose/Poetry, or if you are open to having both included in your intended workshop.
:bulletgreen: Task proposal: Please give us as much detail as possible in this field, including a brief of your workshop commentary, what the task will consist of and links to any resources you may be using.


EXPECTATIONS FOR WORKSHOP HOSTS

Should you host a workshop with us, we have a few requests and expectations of hosts, which might be a good idea to keep in mind when applying.

:bulletred: You will be expected to host for a period of time (three weeks) that we will chose to fit into the workshop schedule. We will do our best to have your dates scheduled well in advance. If you are unable to host during the time we designate to you, we will need at least a week's notice before your workshop is set to start so that way we can have proper time to account for this.

:bulletred: The group moderating team will be assisting with the workshop as best they can; however, if the workshoppers have questions in regard to the focus of the workshop, it is expected that replies to these questions and concerns will be prompt.

:bulletred: When the submission period is over, hosts are expected to leave feedback for the workshoppers in regard to the subject matter. Nothing else is required, per se, but many workshop hosts in the past have left critique for the workshop participants, which is greatly appreciated on the end of those taking part in the workshop.

:bulletred: Hosts are also expected to have a results write-up after the submission and critique periods are over, as a means of wrapping up the workshop. These write-ups will be posted in the workshop blog on the last day of the workshop (we will inform you of the date for this).

:bulletred: As a workshop host, you will be given certain rights to manage the group. This will include the allowance to post journals and accept/reject submissions to the workshop gallery. It also means you will have temporary access to our back room and private areas. If you are accepted as a host, we expect you to treat these areas with respect and privacy.



:star: If you have any questions in regard to this page, feel free to leave them on this journal or send us a note via the ‘contact us’ button.

Good luck!


:star: page last updated: 7th April 2011

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:iconcaedy:
Caedy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will see what happens at the beginning of the year, because I'm interested in hosting one if I can manage it.
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:icondigitails:
DigiTails Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
God, if I had the time...and the ability to...ah well. I hope that you get some hosts. I'd hate to see this place die out.
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:iconlit-twitter:
Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Chirp, it's been twittered. :)
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:icongaioumonbatou:
GaioumonBatou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
What workshops are you looking for hosts on? Any in particular or are you looking for specifically prose/poetry hosts?
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010   Writer
Any at the moment. We're going to run a poll soon to find out what people may be interested in, but like we usually try to, we like a diverse selection of genres, styles and forms etc.
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:icongaioumonbatou:
GaioumonBatou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Mmm...well, if I can come up with an idea, I'll note you guys. And if not, then I won't :rofl:
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Writer
Lol fair enough. I'm going to get a list together on subjects I'd like to see workshops on too so if you're stuck for ideas let me know! X
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:iconkneelingglory:
KneelingGlory Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I hope this is the right place to ask questions about hosting a workshop. I'm wondering if it would be possible to have two hosts for a single workshop?
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009   Writer
If the workshop proposal suits it then I don't see a problem with that.
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:iconkneelingglory:
KneelingGlory Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Excellent. Thank you! :)
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:iconsoulkipper:
Soulkipper Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent you the application!

I'm really looking forward to see what the next workshop will be! :eager:
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:icongatogirl12345:
gatogirl12345 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Should I re-write my suggestion?
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Writer
No, we are okay with yours for now and will contact you with additional questions soon. :D
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:icongatogirl12345:
gatogirl12345 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I never got additional questions. Was it rejected?
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:icongatogirl12345:
gatogirl12345 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Ok. :D
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:iconkira73:
Kira73 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'd love to host a prose one... but not this time around with the holidays coming up. I can't say I'll be on dA as much then, or sane for that matter. Maybe next time. I have a bunch of ideas.
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:iconblasphemy-in-a-box:
Blasphemy-in-a-Box Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
I should really try this, but I'm not sure if I have time...I'd like to.

I shall work on an idea and send in an application.
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:iconkeraness:
Keraness Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
I sent you an application. :aww:
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
We have recieved and are reviewing :)
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:iconberylalexandros:
BerylAlexandros Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
I should. I really should. I will work on a proposal.
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Excellent. :)
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Writer
Yes :D
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:iconbatousaijin:
batousaijin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
i applied to host a workshop some time ago, i guess i assumed it was rejected. should i be expecting a rejection or *gasp* acceptance note sometime soon?
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
This FAQ has been only just been reviewed today. In the past we did not respond to rejected applications, but from today onwards we will be doing so in case there are potential workshops that just need replanning etc.

If you submitted a workshop prior to this date and did not recieve a response, your workshop was unfortunately rejected. Our previous policy indicated that if you did not hear a response within a week of submitting, we had rejected your proposal.

However, if you would like to submit another workshop proposal, we will happily consider it.

Thank you
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:iconinspiredimperfection:
inspiredimperfection Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
I have the strange urge to do some cheerleader shout outs (or whatever they call them-it's really not my thing :lmao:)

Gimme A W!!! :dance:
To Be Continued
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:iconapocathary:
apocathary Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I think Aditi had me in mind for the third round already. I'll check with her before I fill out one of these babies.
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
I had you in mind for a future workshop, depending on when you send your proposal in. :P

But send us one soon. We have a lot of poetry proposals, not enough prose. Let us know! :)
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:iconapocathary:
apocathary Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Sent (:
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
And received! We'll get back to you. :)
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:iconapocathary:
apocathary Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
:w00t:
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:iconcrystalseeker:
CrystalSeeker Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Now that is what I call one hell of an idea. Can you imagine how many more ideas will arise?

My writer sense is tingling. :pringles:
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
well we're almost booked up till february now! At this rate we'll be booked till July! But this means there are lots of brilliant workshops coming and we will continue to see what everyone comes up with!

x
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:iconsquarix:
Squarix Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
:w00t: I'm all pumped about this idea now!
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
:D
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:iconxxshadow-poetryxx:
xXShadow-PoetryXx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007   Writer
Yay can't wait ^^
I like the idea about members being able to submit workshops too.
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
:)
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:icondreamscape-painter:
dreamscape-painter Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Love to see some member ideas; maybe that'll spur me into action.
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
:thumbsup:
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:icondreamscape-painter:
dreamscape-painter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Hey, now. In some cultures, that's an insult.
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Not in ours. :P
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:icondreamscape-painter:
dreamscape-painter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Lucky you. ;)

:heart:
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:iconuberspect:
uberspect Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
:thumbsup:
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:iconlovetodeviate:
lovetodeviate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Writer
Becca, you need three stars.

Like so:

:star: :star: :star:
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:iconmnesimache:
Mnesimache Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
I do have an interesting idea for a workshop, actually, but I want to have participated in a few before I solidify my ideas. I figure it'll help if I have a solid understanding of what the workshops entail.
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:iconwriters-workshop:
Writers-Workshop Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
This is probably something I would recomend everyone do, at least then you'll have an understanding of how the workshops will work, as of course we are fairly new and at the moment it probably sounds much mroe complicated than it is!
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:iconrosethorn225:
Rosethorn225 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
I'm already looking forward to it.

Live long and write, my friends!
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:icongeneratinghype:
GeneratingHype Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
:heart:
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:iconwiltedhope:
WiltedHope Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
yay!!! i can't wait!!!!
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
:w00t: I can't wait! :excited:

(:whisper: I did get a start on an avatar... but I've been busy and haven't made as much progress as I'd hoped... :blush: You can blame =MSJames for some of that. :lol:)
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007   Writer
I blame =MSJames for many things- do you think he'd notice if I added another? :p
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