The Writing Life

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: March 18, 2023
  • End Date: March 18, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate, Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Create A Writing Routine That Works For You

Want to reach a writing goal or add more creativity to your life? Join us to learn practical ways to build a sustainable writing practice that works for you. We'll discuss obstacles, common pitfalls, and myths that hold us back. Class is a mix of writing exercises, small groups, lecture, and discussion/Q&A. You'll leave with a renewed commitment to your work, lots of tips and strategies, and a strong plan to put in place. Bring your calendar to class!

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Melanie Figg

Melanie Figg


Melanie Figg is a poet and essayist, currently working on a hybrid memoir. Her award-winning poetry collection, Trace, was named one of the year’s "Best Indie Books" by Kirkus Reviews. She's received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and others, and has had work published in dozens of literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Nimrod, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, and the American Journal of Poetry. As a certified professional coach, Melanie offers women’s writing retreats and works remotely with writers on their manuscripts as well as their creative process.