How Is Ripe Fruit different from other creative writing classes and workshops?
3. How much time will I need to spend to keep up with a 10-week class and get the most out of my investment?
Each class is three hours at the Greenhouse of the Imagination. RF I and Soulfood Memoir Writing require an average weekly at-home writing practice of 2-3 hours. RF II requires an average of 3 hours/week. RF III Poetry & Fiction require an average of 3-4 hours/week. RF IV works with on-going manuscripts and assumes participants can give themselves at least 4-5 hours/week to develop their manuscripts.
Which class is the best for me? Be
sure to read the overview of
Course Descriptions where you also find links to more in-depth information
for each class, workshop, and retreat. Take note of prerequisites and
submission requirements. If questions remain, Leslie would be more than
happy to help you evaluate where you are in your writing development and
assist you to suggest a Ripe Fruit workshop that will meet your needs.
If no RIPE FRUIT course seems appropriate, she will guide you to other
resources in the Bay Area for writers. Call her at 415-337-4369 or email
her at email@example.com
are full courses on their own. Many people do not want or are unable to make
the longer commitment of a 10-week class and choose, instead, to take only
weekend workshops and to repeat them. One-days can also serve as introductory
workshops to longer courses, giving students instruction, hands-on writing
exercises, community, inspiration and a generous dose of the Ripe Fruit Experience.
Most classes serve as a foundation for all future writing development
in different areas such as voice, languaging, editing, memoir writing, poetry,
and fiction and can be repeated. The qualities and skills being taught are
endlessly valuable and take time to develop. Each time a student repeats a
class, the student will engage with the material in a slightly different way,
more competent and confident, committed to the path of maturing as a writer.
There are 8-12 students in all classes and one-day workshops. There are 10-20 participants at weekend retreats.
Although payment in full before class begins is preferred, individual payment plans can be created to suit almost every need. Ripe Fuit is happy to negotiate a partial work exchange as well for students ripe to write and low on funds. Simply let us know your situation when you call or email to register.
it does. Each course is designed to give tools, momentum, and inspiration
with lasting benefits for each student.
The focus of Ripe Fruit is on becoming a better writer: the nitty-gritty skills of writing and the cultivation of the six qualities it takes to become a better writer: perception, imagination, love of language, courage, compassion, and commitment. As a result, when and if you wish to publish your work, or apply to an MFA writing program, your portfolio will be top quality. In addition, Ripe Fruit has some connections with literary agents and can direct those interested in publishing to the appropriate resources.