Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 17, 2023
  • End Date: February 7, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Lit Witches: Crafting Spells and Rituals for Subversive Narratives

The witch archetype abounds in literature. From self-identifying mythical witches to self-reliant female protagonists in the works of Ariel Gore, Maryse Condé, Helen Oyeyemi, and others, witches serve as subversive shapeshifting badasses, mirroring ideas around feminism, domesticity, power, and social change. We’ll analyze across the canon while building our own definitions. Expect to delve deep into the art and craft of creating witchy narratives and come away with at least two new stories, essays, or longer scenes.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 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.