Have you been looking for a writing practice that works with your busy schedule? Have you been looking for a community to write in? Look no further than our Write Practice monthly subscriptions. Find the right instructor, the right practice, and the right community for a thriving writing life!
Write Practice: Happy Hour
INSTRUCTOR: Angélique Jamail
TIME: Mondays, Starting January 8, 6:30–7:30 p.m. CST
PRICE: Monthly subscription
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
LEVEL: All levels
You’re already a writer. You’ve got a manuscript of some kind you’re trying to get down on paper, but finding the time to do it in this modern life is a challenge. Or maybe you know you want to write something, but you keep getting stuck. False starts, mushy middles, and fade-outs dominate your manuscript, preventing you from making the progress you want.
Do these dilemmas sound familiar? Most of us go through them at some point or another, but maybe we don’t have to. Join master teacher Angélique Jamail for a Creative Writing Happy Hour once a week to trouble-shoot whatever you’re working on and get some writing in. This is not a workshop. It’s not a class. There’s no specific homework. You won’t be given prompts (unless you ask for one) and won’t have to produce anything for formal critique. Just show up with your writing, your questions, and whatever snack or beverage you want for a one-hour Zoom session to start your week off with a creative, nurturing vibe.
Each session will adhere to a basic structure:
All skill levels welcome.
Write Practice: The Amherst Way
INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Cole
TIME: Tuesdays, Starting January 9, 6:30–8:00 p.m. CST
PRICE: $100 Monthly subscription
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
LEVEL: All levels
Whether you’ve never taken a writing class before and want a safe and engaging space to begin, or you want to jumpstart a stalled project, troubleshoot with a trusted group working toward similar goals, be a part of a writing community, and/or co-create a writing practice with baked-in accountability, this subscription is for you.
Too often, we try to make 180-degree changes. But even the smallest change in direction results in an entirely new destination. That is why this class—bedrocked by the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method—is so effective: it supports us showing up for ourselves in small, sustainable ways as habits that result in big payoffs.
For those of you who have taken the class before, we’ve incorporated your feedback and upgraded it!
We’ve expanded to a subscription program designed to keep us accountable to our goals and consistently part of a supportive community. Inspired by a yearlong AWA course in which instructor Jessica Cole drafted a memoir, subscriptions can be used to begin chipping away at a book-length project by adding written pieces to it every week. We will share insights and troubleshoot issues that arise. You will get help sequencing and making connections in longer pieces from an instructor and group who are growing together. At any point in your writing journey, you’ll be privy to publishing advice and answers to questions about the literary ecosystem from your instructor, the co-founder of a local indie press.
Once a week, we'll gather over Zoom. Short craft lessons and/or troubleshooting of existing works-in-progress (WIP) will constitute the beginning of each Zoom session, but the bulk of the class revolves around timed writing prompts as kick-starts. We only offer feedback to each other about what's working in each piece. The point here is to get out of our own ways, sidestep our perfectionist tendencies, get a quick shot of positive feedback, and keep going. The doing is the thing, and the doing of things is easier together.
A Renga practice will be established via Google docs and WhatsApp. Invitations to this practice will be given as participants join. Participants may choose to opt out of this practice.
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