* Payment in full is due prior to the start of a class.
* If you have registered for a class but withdraw with less than 72 hours notice before the first meeting, please note you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. 
* There are no refunds once a workshop begins, and past payment will not be transferred to a future workshop. 
* Workshops are not pro-rated for missed sessions. 

“Finding the funny” is a daunting task these days, and it’s Ms. Cole’s super-power. Her essays are relatable and unsparing and filled with everyday human moments and thoughts (thousands of thoughts per day as it turns out).” Artful (Full Review)

Workshops (All times listed are EST)

6-Week Workshops
Tuesdays, December 5 – January 16, 10 -11:30 a.m. (skipping December 26) ONLINE
Wednesdays, December 6 – January 17, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (skipping December 27) ONLINE
Thursdays, December 7 – January 18, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (skipping December 28) ONLINE
Thursdays, December 7 – January 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m. (skipping December 28 and January 18) ONLINE
Mondays, January 8 – February 12, 10 – 11:30 a.m. OR 6:30 – 8 p.m. ONLINE
Tuesdays, January 16 – February 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m. (skipping Feb. 13) ONLINE
Instructor: Joni Cole
These small-group workshops are open to writers of creative nonfiction and fiction of all levels. Each group offers participants motivation, personalized instruction on craft, and a small supportive community. Share at the first meeting (and every meeting)  2-4ish pages of something brand new or revised for verbal feedback. Our goal is to meet every draft where it is at, and help you write forward productively and with confidence. Pre-registration is required. Contact the instructor at: (Note: For the online workshops, we will be using Zoom videoconferencing.)

Sunday Salon IN PERSON
December 10
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
White River Junction, VT
$38 per session
The Sunday Salon is a chance to enjoy the company of other writers, get some feedback, and talk about narrative craft and the creative process. You’re invited to bring in and share aloud 500 words for appreciation and insights. (Your 500 words can be a new idea, a revision, an excerpt…) This gathering is limited to eight participants. Given space limitations, pre-registration and payment in advance are required. Contact the instructor at:

Date TBA Workshops and Events

Good Naked Weekend Write-Away IN PERSON
(Friday at 3:00 p.m. – Sunday at 2-ish p.m.)
Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, VT
Facilitator: Joni Cole 
$395 (includes dinner Friday evening; breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday; Sunday light breakfast; plus snacks throughout the weekend)
One of the most productive things we can do as writers is shed our fears and share our efforts. To that end, this gathering of about 25 writers offers a weekend of interactive workshops, quality instruction, and lots of motivation and inspiration. Our prompt sessions provide a crash course on narrative craft. Plus, our workshop on revision, our feedback “salons” and other events offer tips on craft and the creative process that will serve you every draft of the way. Especially fun, our “Open Mic Openings” event gives you the opportunity to read aloud for appreciation and insights. Come. Write. And learn from our collective wisdom. Newbies and seasoned authors welcome. Please leave all self doubts at the door. To confirm your participation or request more info: email
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations by September 1, 2023 will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations between September 2 – October 16 will incur a 30% fee. Cancellations after October 16, 2023 are non-refundable. When you register for the Good Naked Write-Away, you agree to these terms. 

Query Critiques
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 
White River Junction, VT
$36 per session
The query letter has one job to do and it isn’t an easy one: to convince the agent or editor to request your manuscript or proposal. Come to this session to learn all about the do’s and don’t do’s when it comes to crafting a query letter. Plus, make sure to bring a draft of your own query (in any genre) for a personalized critique. If you’re done with your manuscript or proposal, or only months away from completing your work, now is the time to start crafting that query. So why not make it more fun and fruitful! To register (required) email

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