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

  • Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 4, 2023
  • End Date: May 25, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
  • Level: Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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The Late Show: (re)Starting Your Writing Practice at 50+

This supportive, welcoming generative writing class explores the crucial steps to (re)enter and maintain a writing practice at a later stage in life. We will experiment with three different genres (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) through prompts and readings. Additionally, we will discuss effective revision techniques through workshopping and talk about publishing strategies in this age of shorter attention spans. Students will write in class and have short weekly homework writing and reading assignments. Syllabus provided before class.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Deborah Nedelman

Deborah Nedelman

Deborah Nedelman is a novelist and former psychologist with expertise in the Amherst Writing Method.

Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Stephanie Barbé Hammer


Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She is the author of two poetry collections, two novels, a novelette, and a how to write magical realism craft book. She is a founding member of Whidbey Island Indivisible, a member of the Anti-Racism work group at Congregation Kol Ami, and she is an elder ally to the United Student Leaders at Whidbey High School. She teaches creative writing at Hugo House and at the Inlandia Institute.