Hudson is available to communities, schools, and writing groups for custom workshops. For a listing, see NC Arts Council Artists Directory. 

Below is a listing of current and upcoming workshops.

Kitchen Table Workshops at Rosemary House

A series of ongoing workshops on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 – 1:00 pm, Pittsboro, NC. Includes 1 hour private consult, in-class critique, writing prompts.  Next session starts January 6. 

  •   $275 fee includes 12 sessions with writing craft talk, prompts, exercises, and critique, plus a 1-hour private consult and manuscript comments. Class limited to 8 participants. An intimate, nurturing, and rigorous workshop. Coffee, tea, homemade cookies, and a pleasant dining room table, big front porch, and parlor.
  • Location: Rosemary House Bed & Breakfast, Pittsboro, NC
  •  For information about class openings, fill out the form below.
  • Dates for next session: January 6, 13, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 12 classes for $27512 page manuscript review and memo, 1 hour private consult, 5 page in class read-aloud revision, writing prompts, craft study, WIKI

Fall/Winter 2014 Special Workshops 

December 5 – 6, 2014
Weekend Writers Workshop at Rosemary House
With Marjorie Hudson

Friday 6:30 – 8:30
Saturday 10:30 – 3:30 — followed by a gathering at a local café
Fee: $95
Earlybird special: $85 (pay by Nov. 15)

Fill out form below for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 8 – The Camera’s Eye – Prose Workshop for Anson Writers Club.  FULL

Saturday Feb. 14 – Sunday Feb 15 – Fiction Writing Workshop at Raleigh Review, Raleigh, NC. Southern Recitations Workshop Series  Scholarships available. 

Friday, May 15 – Sunday May 17 – Writing and Yoga at the Beach – Retreat at Pelican House / Trinity Center on Atlantic Beach. Writing prompts, read alouds, consultations, relaxing yoga breaks. Fill out form below for more information.

Custom workshops:  Onsite workshops, readings, and writer residencies are available by request from nonprofits, schools, universities,  arts councils, and writing groups. See past workshops for ideas for your group. Workshops may include a public reading and book signing event. 

  • To request a custom workshop for your group, use the form below.

Intensive Revision Workshop: Get intensive coaching on fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and poetry.

  • For more information, use the form below.

Doe Branch Workshops and Retreats: Week-long workshops at a rustic lodge in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains.

  • For more information, use the form below.

Wildacres Summer Writing Workshop: A weeklong workshop and celebration in the North Carolina Mountains.

Writing and Yoga at Trinity Center, Atlantic Beach: Intensive writing weekends with relaxing yoga breaks.

  • For more information, use the form below.

December Craft Weekend, Rosemary House B & B, Pittsboro, NC: Every year or two, in early December, before the holiday madness descends, Hudson has a tradition of inviting writers for a weekend of intensive craft study and manuscript review. Participants retreat at the beautiful Rosemary House, at a special rate. Friday evening – Sunday midday. You can request topics!

  • For more information, or to request a topic, use the form below.

Past Workshops


Saturday, Sept. 20 – Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop at CCCC, Pittsboro Campus.

Friday Oct. 3 – Saturday Oct 4. Fiction Workshop: Structure and Play. At Mamie Potter’s house in Raleigh, NC. Email:

Sunday Oct. 19 – Fiction Writing Workshop for Goldsboro Writing Club.



Writer in Residence
Doe Branch Ink, June 9 – 15
Marshall, NC
Small group workshop for manuscripts at the beautiful Doe Branch retreat house in the North Carolina Mountains. Hudson will read and critique up to 25 pages of ms., 2 hour manuscript workshops daily, private consultation for each participant. Room and board included. Watch for news of a repeat workshop in 2014

Writing and Yoga Workshop
Pelican Retreat House at Trinity Center - May 2013
Atlantic Beach, NC
With Michele Berger, certified yoga instructor. Intensive writing workshops, generating new work, creating a writing community, and working with relaxing yoga breaks and chakra study for improved writing flow. At the beautiful Pelican House Retreat on the beach at Trinity Center. Watch for news of a repeat workshop in 2014

Carolinas Writing Festival
Featured Speaker, Master Class
Saturday, April 20
Wadesboro, NC

Fiction Craft: Beginnings and Endings
You’re working on a fiction story, but it’s not quite there. What absolutely must be in the first paragraphs? What must be in your ending? And how in the world do you decide? There are so many options, there’s so much to say in a few words. The delicate balancing act of beginnings and endings is one of the most powerful tools in the fiction writer’s toolbelt. We’ll explore how master writers do it, and try some exercises to refine your own work. Bring a draft you are working on. 
Memoir: Works in Progress
Memoir is the intimate art, and this class will create a community of support for refining works in progress and generating new material. You will learn craft techniques to help you structure your work, tell your deepest stories, and move toward completing a piece, whether for publication or family records.

All Day Workshop: Strategies for the Writing Life.

  • Jump start your writing life: exercises to generate a plan for success.“Like rocket fuel for your writing life! I’ve taken it twice, and I’d take it again.” — Michele

Fiction Craft: the First Five Pages

Fiction Craft: Works in Progress


Siler City Writer in Residence

We Are Siler City Writing Projects
sponsored by North Carolina Arts Incubator July 18 – 22, 2011

Youth Writing Camp: Mornings 9:30 – 12
Adult Writing Camp: Afternoons 2 – 4:30
Performance and Gallery show: August 26

All Day Fiction Writing Workshop,
August 6,  10 – 4:30, CCCC, Pittsboro Campus

Fiction Writing Workshop
August 17, 9 – 12, Dare County Arts Council, Manteo, NC

Weathers Creek Workshop: Creative Nonfiction: October 8

Writers House, Charlottesville, NC: Fiction Writing with Valerie Nieman: October 29, 9-1 pm

Fiction Writing / Works in Progress: CCCC Pittsboro Campus, Wednesday evenings, Sept 28 – Nov. 2.

General Store Cafe Writers: 10 – 11:30 am, Tuesdays in Pittsboro
McIntyre’s Fine Books Writers: 1:30 – 3 pm,  Thursdays in Fearrington Village

2 responses to “Workshops

  1. Barbara Kenyon

    I have taken one workshop, one writing class and just finished an intense tutoring session with Marjorie. We discussed her critiques of several of my short stories and her comments were encouraging and insightful; her suggestions are useful and valuable to me. She is an excellent teacher and I look forward to working with her again.

  2. marian westbrook

    I really enjoyed reading Accidental Birds. . . . Wish I could do one of your workshops. Keep me posted.

    Marian W.

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