* 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)

Norwich Bookstore, Main St., Norwich, VT 
Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. 
Join us for this fun “prompt” workshop where you’ll be invited to tap into your own stories, humor, meaningful material, voice, or whatever lands on the page. All welcome. All positive. Bring your own materials to write on/with!

6-Week Workshops ONLINE
Wednesdays, May 8 – June 12, 10 – 11:30 a.m.  
Tuesdays, May 14 – June 18 , 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Mondays, June 17 – July 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m. OR 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Thursdays, TBA, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
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.)

Good Naked Weekend Write-Away IN PERSON
Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3
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 20 writers minimum (maximum 25) 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 before September 15, 2024 will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations between September 15 – October 15, 2024 will incur a 30% fee. Cancellations after October 15, 2024 are non-refundable. When you register for the Good Naked Weekend Write-Away, you agree to these terms. 

Date TBA Workshops and Events

Query Critiques
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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