Work in Progress Workshop (with Lindsey Crittenden)

Lindsey Crittenden




THURSDAYS, JUNE 28 —JULY  26  | Need some structure and community to keep writing?  If you’re looking to generate pages and gain insight into your project – whether fiction, memoir, personal essay, narrative nonfiction, or some combination thereof – set aside five Thursday evenings this summer. You’ll find a supportive community designed to foster productivity and good writing habits.  We’ll address specific craft issues as they come up, and I will be available for meeting one-on-one. You’ll have the opportunity to meet in small groups for feedback (with specific guidance), if you choose. Homework assignments are designed to help you meet your goals, wherever you may be in the process.  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 the class has ended.

This class is designed for writers of all levels. Please come to the first class with a good idea of what you want to work on during this class.

Note: if you have taken this class before, or have generated a substantial amount of pages and have your own momentum going and are looking for a place to focus on feedback, please consider the Continued Work-in-Progress Workshop starting in late July.

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 17 years.


Number of sessions: 5

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: Thursdays, June 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26

Course fee: $300 early bird (by 6/18); $325 thereafter

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