Art Write Workshops


Art Write is a series of writing workshops developed by Chris Tarry that focus on artists who wish to improve their writing.

Whether you’re a musician, visual artist, dancer, actor, or just plain ol’ creative, Art Write workshops look at the link between various artistic disciplines and the love of great writing. How does story influence composition? How can great sentences and strong prose help us develop better connections to our work? Art Write workshops consider these relationships while fostering a love of story though in-class writing exercises and peer-to-peer evaluation of submitted manuscripts.

Every level of writer is welcome at Art Write. If you’ve ever thought about (or are in the middle of) writing that short story, or novel, or memoir, or simply want to write better sentences for grant proposals, blogs, and the myriad of other day-to-day writing needed by today’s working artists, then Art Write is for you.

If you’ve been writing for years, even published, then terrific! If an Art Write workshop is the first time you’ve shared your writing with others, then even better, everyone can gain from developing their writing and storytelling, because in the end, all great art is story.

At Art Write, everyone brings their words into a loving and supportive environment, and leave with a clearer understanding of how to make those words the best they can be. Over three, two-hour classes, 6-10 attendees delve deeply into their own writing and the writing of others, and come away with a greater understanding of how to make everything they write (play, dance, compose) better though revision, group feedback, and craft. Additionally, Chris will guide the class though relevant connections to other disciplines through discoveries he’s made in his own work as a published author and internationally recognized musician.

Workshops run on a random schedule, so if you’d like to find out when the next one is, just drop Chris a line at: christarry (at) gmail (dot) com.

Chris Tarry is a Canadian writer and musician living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in The Literary Review, OnSpec, Grain, The G.W. Review, PANK, Bull Men’s Fiction, Monkeybicycle, and many other internationally respected literary journals and magazines. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and his debut story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot Home, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in March 2015. He is also a four-time Juno Award winner (the Canadian Grammy), and one of New York’s busiest bass players.