Big Blue Marble Bookstore
a neighborhood bookstore for Mt. Airy and beyond
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Writing Classes

Writing Classes at Big Blue Marble

Writing Classes at Big Blue Marble

Writers are an Indie bookstore's best friends - who in the world reads more novels than fiction writers, or more poetry than poets? We offer a range of classes for all ages and all levels.

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On Sundays We Write

On Sundays We Write is our series of individual classes and workshops on a wide variety of writing topics. We draw from some of the best writers and writing teachers across the region, and have content for both beginners and established writers. Classes are the first and third Sundays of every month at 4 pm. Each class is $20.

Sunday October 1st

Anndee Hochman, From Memory to Memoir

Sunday October 15th

Doreen McGettigan, Get Published!

Sunday November 5th

Amanda Miska, The Shape of the Story: Experimenting with Form in Fiction/Memoir







Writer In Residence Minter Krotzer

Minter teaches classes on memoir and memoir revision every spring and fall,and special classes on other writing topics throughout the year. She blogs about writing and Parkinson's on

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Minter Krotzer's prose has been published in many publications and book anthologies, including Ars Medica, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Journal of Nursing, Many Mountains Moving, The Saint Ann's Review, The Arkansas Review, Upstreet, Night Train, Before and After: Stories from New York (WW Norton 2002), Louisiana in Words(Pelican Press), God Stories (Random House 2008), and Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Twenty-Five Words or Fewer (WW Norton). She has received creative writing fellowships at the New School, where she received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Bennington College, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, the Moulin à Nef in France and Ragdale. 


Poet Elliott batTzedek

Elliott teaches classes and workshops in writing poetry, teaching poetry, and publishing poetry. She blogs about poetry and translation at

look for information on classes here later in the summer

Elliott batTzedek holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University. Her translation manuscript of "Dance of the Lunatic" by the Israeli Jewish lesbian writer Shez won the 2012 Robert Bly Translation prize, judged by Martha Collins. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the journals: American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Naugatuck River Review, Lambda Literary Online, and Sinister Wisdom, and in the anthologies: Passageways: the 2012 Two Lines Translation Anthology, and Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Her chapbook this enkindled coal of my tongue, from Wicked Banshee Press, is available for sale at Big Blue Marble.