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

Two Pages: Writing Memoir, Abigail Thomas-Style

Find a new jumping-off point for writing personal stories in this thought-provoking workshop.

Want to generate some personal stories, but the idea of sitting down and writing a whole memoir seems overwhelming? Why not approach your writing in a less daunting fashion? This one-day workshop will use two-page prompts to generate writing in the fun and thought-provoking tradition of memoirist Abigail Thomas. You will leave class with new material you can incorporate into an existing work or use to launch new ideas.