The Late Show: (re)Starting Your Writing Practice at 50+
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay
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.
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Deborah Nedelman is a novelist and former psychologist with expertise in the Amherst Writing Method.
Stephanie Barbé Hammer
Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. She is the author of two novels, two poetry collections, a novelette, and a how to write Magical Realism manual. Her new poetry collection City Slicker is out with Bamboo Dart Press. Stephanie currently lives on Whidbey Island where she keeps on trying to walk to coffee.
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