We will spend our time writing together in response to brief readings, writing prompts, or other creative sparks. Participants may write in the genre of their choice: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, or a hybrid form. We’ll share what we’ve written (sharing is optional) and offer positive yet precise feedback on this fresh writing (too fresh to be critiqued in its unrefined state). Our goal is threefold: to generate several beginnings, drafts, or writing seeds; to give voice to our writing in a safe space; and to listen. Although the workshops are designed as contained, two-hour experiences rather than a series in which later workshops depend on the content of earlier sessions, participants are asked to make every effort to attend all the sessions.
Donations to cover the cost of handouts and supplies will be accepted during the first two meetings of each session. Donations are optional and the suggested amount for an eight-week session is $10 per person.