“You must stop worrying about why things happen and wonder what they mean when they do.”
― Joy Williams, The Changeling

Summer Workshop

June 22-July 20, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 mst/7-8:30 est. $140.

This 5-week class will focus on connection and workshop. There will be no outside readings, apart from a packet with snippets of advice and writing from a few of my favorite writers, including Brad Watson, Joy Williams, Janet Frame, and Jackie Polzin. Writers will submit one story in any genre or part of a novel (can be anywhere from 250 to 5,000 words) for group discussion and feedback.

If you aren’t able to make a class or two due to travel, no worries; I’m happy to record for you, as long as you send your feedback to the folks up for workshop. 

Email griffinwritingworkshop@gmail.com to sign up.


Image by Yuki Davidoff

Maria Anderson is from Three Forks, Montana. Her fiction has recently appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Storythings 10, Sewanee Review, McSweeney’s, Edible Bozeman, Alpinist, and Best American Short Stories 2018. Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward selected her stories “Water Moccasin” and “Wetumpka” to be listed as distinguished in Best American Short Stories 2021.

She likes floating, trail running, & hot springs.

Maria’s instagram. To read her writing, click here.

Let’s stay in touch.

The community newsletter is sporadic and mainly will let you know about upcoming classes.

Why take a writing class? 

*have fun expressing yourself with a supportive crew of humans

*make new likeminded creative friends

*find readers for your work (& continue exchanging writing after class ends)

Am I a good enough writer to join? 

*Yes! Journalers, bloggers, healers, visual artists, list-makers, bullet-pointers, emailers, and other humans of all kinds have the storytelling muscles already, just by living our lives. We’ve all told countless stories, taken in countless stories, and these live within us. Writing classes are a joyful way to extract these stories and to share them with others.