Course Detail: Generative Writing Workshop Fall Series

Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. Each month, we will explore a theme through reading short pieces of writing, engaging in silent writing to suggested prompts, and sharing our raw (but often exciting!) pieces with one another. Whether students attend one or several of these workshops, they will assemble a portfolio of project ideas and short works-in-progress. Writers of all levels, in all genres are welcome. Workshops are not progressive, so students can choose the monthly workshops that appeal to them or can attend all as part of a regular writing practice. Register for the series and save $28.

October 20: "Writing What You See." We will use a variety of images to create characters, settings, and inspire scenes.

November 17: "Ghosting." We will explore pieces and prompts that play with the idea of the unseen or the missing. (Not necessarily the paranormal!)

December 8: "Beat Spirit": We will use some of the techniques of the Beat writers (many of them "borrowed" from the Surrealist writers!) to get in touch with our inner cool cats. Expect to play with word collage, collaborative writing exercises, and automatic writing.

Available Sessions