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To write from an outline is to know from the beginning where you’re headed. But what happens if you dive in with nothing but some scraps of dialogue, an idea, or a gut feeling? To write without a planned destination is to allow your work to surprise you—often in wonderful ways. In this generative workshop, we’ll use a series of prompts to create freewrites that build to a complete first draft of a new story. Please come with paper, pen or pencil, and a willingness to explore.
The dates for this class have been updated from the print catalog.
Cari Luna is the author of The Revolution of Every Day, which won the Oregon Book Award for Fiction. A fellow of Yaddo and Ragdale, her writing has appeared in Guernica, Salon, Jacobin, Electric Literature, Catapult, The Rumpus, PANK, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Oregon.