Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life

  • Term: Spring 2022
  • Start Date: May 12, 2022
  • End Date: May 12, 2022
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Reasons to Quit

Intermediate | Nearly every writer has asked themselves this question at some point: Should I give up or keep grinding the words out with little hope for success? This class will tackle issues around derailment, failure, fits-and-starts, and burnout head-on, and give you the tools you need to reignite your practice so you can create engaging, brilliant, and meaningful work from here to eternity. You’ll leave class knowing your true writing purpose and have an action plan for reaching your goals.

Allison Ellis

Allison Ellis


Allison Ellis’ writing has been published in The New York Times, The Ploughshares blog, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Amazon Original Stories, SELF, Marie Claire, Redbook, and The Washington Post. In 2016, her essay, “Hold On” won the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award in the short nonfiction category, and her forthcoming memoir, Ready About is the 2021 recipient of the First Pages Prize/Sandra Carpenter Prize for Creative Nonfiction. She holds an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars (2021) and a BA from Smith College in American Studies. Read more of her work at