Current Classes and Workshops

Kim Gifford is an outstanding teacher. She has the ability to relate to and encourage her students to achieve work beyond their personal expectations. She is diligent and open to responding to her students’ needs. In turn, students look forward to attending her classes.
— Gene Bellows, student

Projects in Progress

The Writer’s Center of White River Junction, Second Friday of Every Month, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, Ongoing

Have a book in the works? A memoir you need help organizing? Searching for feedback on your latest short story? Come join our monthly workshop. We meet for approximately two  to three hours one Friday each month. In addition to feedback from our peers, I offer comments and take your latest chapter, story etc. home for review. We offer a lot of support and advice on how to move forward and will take your project to its well-written completion. I am capping the class at 6 to 8 students on a first-come, first-serve basis.

I’m not one bit surprised Kim has a loyal following of writers for her classes. Once you find someone who can both instruct and inspire, you stick with them. In addition, she’s as talented a writer as a teacher. I’ve read Kim’s feature articles for years on a diversity of subjects and have long admired the style and substance of her work. I’m a fan on many levels.
— Joni Cole, author, Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier and Director of The Writer's Center in White River Junction

One Photo, Four Stories

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH, March 9, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Use a photo of your choice for a prompt for four separate stories. Get your creative juices flowing and spark your memories in this fun and stimulating workshop. Launch or jumpstart a memoir, a new journal, or create an archive for family and friends. This class is open to all levels. Come with a spirit of fun and a willingness to share and please bring photos!

Contact AVA to register.

Let's Write A Memoir

Writer's Center, WRJ, Vt, January 31st for 8 weeks, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Have a story you've been trying to tell? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, we all need a little help to get that story started and figure out its structure. If you are a beginner, come and generate material for the beginning pages of a memoir, learn about theme and crafting your message, and if you've been at this for for awhile, come join a group of like-minded writers who can help you piece together your story.


Snippets of Memory

AVA Gallery and Art Center, March 10th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lift up snippets of lyrics and photos as writing prompts to spark memories and generate stories. Students will enjoy ample writing and sharing time and leave with a wealth of writing and ideas to take home. Please bring an object of memorabilia and come with pen and paper, a spirit of fun, and a willingness to share.

Contact AVA to register