Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Explore your creative side in this session, one of a series of stand-alone classes with prompts designed to get your subconscious flowing. Through guided exercises, we’ll focus on writing about the variety of relationships we have in our lives, significant people, people who are still with us, people who are lost, even relationships with people we don’t know. No writing experience necessary! This is a great class for beginners and also for those fiction writers and/or memoirists with more experience who might be stuck in their current projects and are looking for a jolt of inspiration. Our goal is to have fun in a supportive, nurturing environment and to go home with several promising pieces to work on further. Please bring lots of paper and pen/pencil or a fully charged computer. Note: new exercises!
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, edited by J.D. McClatchy
*Please note that although this is a poetry book, you are not required to write poetry.
Leslie Pietrzyk’s third novel, Silver Girl, is forthcoming in February 2018. This Angel on My Chest, her collection of linked short stories about the death of her first husband, won the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best short story collections of 2015. Her short fiction and essays have appeared/are forthcoming in many publications, including The Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Gettysburg Review, The Sun, Washingtonian, and Cincinnati Review. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Pietrzyk is a member of the core fiction faculty at the Converse low-residency MFA program and often teaches in the MA Program in Writing at Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. More information: www.lesliepietrzyk.com.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.