203.592.6640 mary@marysharnick.com

Writing Groups & Private Writing Sessions

Mary mentors aspiring writers both individually and in groups, in person and online.

Writing Session FEES:

Bi-weekly two-hour individual session in person or online …………….. $200 per session

Bi-weekly two-hour group session in person or online …………………… $200 per session

Quarterly four-hour group session in person ……………………………………. $800 per quarter

Educators

If you would like to offer your own middle- and upper-grade students hands-on workshops that produce effective storytelling, have Mary in for three or six hours of teacher mentoring or contract for four two-hour workshops spread throughout the academic year. Each workshop can be modified for teachers or students.

Among workshops offered—

• Excerpted Literature as Diving Boards to Creativity

• From Heart to Art-Turning Experiences into Scenes

• The Marriage of Plot and Character

• Developing Characters

• Drafting Realistic Dialogue

• Special Topics by Request

Education Workshop FEES:

Three Hours ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. $600

Six Hours ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… $1,200

Four 2-Hour Workshops ………………………………………………………………………………. $800

Students/Families

One-on-one attention with your eleventh- and twelfth- grader can alleviate the anxiety sometimes associated with the College Essay. Four one-hour sessions with Mary will result in a vivid and polished “snapshot” of your student for an admissions committee to review.

If your lower-, middle-, or upper-grade student is barraged with stimuli at school and at home, and has trouble focusing and concentrating, a weekly hour or two tutoring session with Mary will provide a calm, safe, reflective environment for reading, discussing, and organizing humanities course materials.

Among workshops and tutoring offered—

• The College Essay: A Selfie with Pizzazz

• One-on-One Tutoring: Lower, Middle, and Upper School Levels

~ Analytical Writing

~ Reseach Papers

One-on-One Student FEES:

Four Sessions, The College Essay ……………………………………………………………………… $400

Per Hour Individual Tutoring ………………………………………………………………………………. $100

“Mary, thank you so very much for everything you are doing for Kathleen in Creative Writing! She absolutely loves your class!! I have seen her writing (and her confidence in her writing) blossom as a result of your class… We assumed your instruction would be technique, analyzing the work of other writers, developing a voice, and lots of edits and revisions. You’ve done all of that. But we now realize that is just the science and skill of writing. You’ve also provided instruction, guidance, mentoring, support, and inspiration regarding the Art of creative writing. You are not only a gifted writer, but a gifted teacher as well. Your class has also benefited Kathleen’s writing in her other classes, and has augmented her mindfulness of the art that is all around us, even in the simple, everyday things we usually take for granted. I am so excited that Kathleen has decided to write a book, and that you will be her mentor!”  

With warm gratitude, Jennifer

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