Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 30, 2023
  • End Date: August 27, 2023
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Field Trips & Hidden Portals: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday

We dream of productive writing sessions, but the reality is that work and tasks often overshadow. What if you could gather the pieces for your next literary masterpiece in the everyday? In this generative class, we will (re)learn to open our eyes, send you on local outings (grocery stores, parks, thrift stores, your own closets), and build a tool kit that turns the messy world into that dreamy writing office.

Class Skip Date: 8/13/2023

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Amy Bowers

Amy Bowers


Amy Bowers is a Florida native currently living in Connecticut with her family. Her writing explores art, domestic culture, the insect and natural worlds, and manufactured places and spaces. She is currently working on an essay collection about growing up in central Florida among amusement parks, alligators, and hurricanes. She holds an MFA in CNF from Bennington and has work published or forthcoming in [PANK], Washington Square Review, West Trade Review, OxMag, Farm-ish, Assay, and LA Review of Books. Her essay Manual is published (fall 2021) in A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays, edited by Randon Billings Noble and published by the University of Nebraska Press.