Fiction, Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 3, 2023
  • End Date: December 12, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $480.00
  • Member Price: $432.00

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Keep the Channel Open: A Generative Prose Workshop

This nontraditional workshop will prioritize generating new writing and building a friendly, mutually accountable community. We'll use the fundamentals of workshop in new ways: craft discussions will be based on participants' influences and inspirations, and large and small-group work-sharing will be structured around supportive, conversational practices. Throughout, we'll use weekly writing assignments, playfulness, and rigorous reflection to "keep the channel open," as Martha Graham put it. Open to fiction, nonfiction, and cross-genre writers at all levels.

No class dates: 10/31/2023

Payment plans are available for this class. Please email to get a payment plan started.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum


Liza Birnbaum's writing has appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Tammy, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and teaches at Hugo House, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Washington's Robinson Center. She's been awarded residencies from Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture and Fishtrap. For more of Liza go to