THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 —FEBRUARY 1 | Whatever your background, if you’re looking to generate pages and gain insight into your project, set aside five Thursday evenings this winter. You’ll find a supportive community designed to foster productivity and good writing habits. We’ll set goals, frame a workable practice that makes sense for you, and hold each other accountable – without blame.
Each session will start with a check-in and a writing prompt suitable for generating new material or deepening existing work. We’ll share what we’ve worked on in the intervening week, as applicable, and spend time writing. Not checking Facebook, not catching up on email, not texting. You’ll leave this workshop with concrete insights into your work-in-progress as well as an implemented writing plan that will enable you to carry on after class has ended.
This class is designed for writers of all levels. The only requirement is a desire to go deeper into a work of narrative prose – fiction, memoir, personal essay, narrative nonfiction, or some combination thereof, even if you’re not yet sure what to call it — and an openness to trying new approaches. Please come to the first class with a good idea of what you want to work on.
Lindsey Crittenden is the author of an award-winning short-fiction collection, The View From Below, and a memoir, The Water Will Hold You (“exquisitely written,” Publishers’ Weekly starred review). Recent short fiction has been published in Mississippi Review and Cimarron Review, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An Honored Instructor at U.C. Berkeley Extension, she has taught and helped develop creative writing curriculum for more than 16 years.
Number of sessions: 5
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dates: Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1
Course fee: $275 early bird (by 12/27/17); $295 thereafter