This workshop is for writers of all ages who want to read and write short prose and poetry in an interactive environment. Each week we will read a published work, read each other’s work, and write together. This is a workshop-intensive class, with very few assignments outside of workshop attendance. Students work at their own pace and their own level. The collaborative approach works well for beginning as well as skilled writers.
Why interactive writing?
“Writer’s block” often results from students thinking that words they write are “set in stone.” We write best when we are fluid writers, and there’s no better way to become more fluid than to produce writing on a regular basis and treat it as a creative, collaborative discipline.
Is this the right environment for my reluctant writer? Is it right for my avid writer?
This is a great environment for reluctant and avid writers! We will emphasize the writing process, not the critiquing process, which encourages reluctant writers to get their thoughts out without the censoring influence of being “corrected.” In the process of writing collaboratively, students learn to add detail, depth, and description to their ideas—the same skills they will need to be solid writers of academic prose.
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