Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman: "Write Now: Jump-Start Your Writing for 2019"
Read Across America

Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman present a two-part workshop for writers of all genders working in any genre.

In this workshop, writers Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman offer tips and tricks to get you started on a summer writing project. From prompts designed to get you writing in class to a brainstorming discussion that helps you figure out your next steps (start a blog? submit a story for publication? write a book proposal? make a goal to journal? create a writing group?) and several opportunities to workshop essays, this class helps you figure out your next step.

  • Cost: $40 per person, for two sessions.
  • Register below.
  • Please bring paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.

  • 6:30-8:30pm Thursdays, January 10 and 17

  • Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

AMY SILVERMAN is a freelance journalist based in Arizona. She holds a master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and has co-taught Mothers Who Write with Sussman for more than a dozen years. She's a commentator for KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR affiliate, and her work has appeared on "This American Life" and in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Brain, Child and salon.com.

DEBORAH SUSSMAN received an MA in English/creative writing from Hollins University and an MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia. She has taught writing at the University of Virginia, Phoenix College and Arizona State University, and she co-teaches the writing workshop Mothers Who Write with Amy Silverman. Once upon a time an editor at Scholastic, Sussman is the communications and media specialist for ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Phoenix New Times and Art in America, among other places.
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