WRITING

Mothers Who Write

7-9PM (10PM-midnight) THURSDAYS
10 SESSIONS: SEPTEMBER 23 AND 30 | OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, AND 28 | NOVEMBER 4, 11, AND 18 | DECEMBER 2

Amy Silverman & Deborah Sussman

This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.

Amy Silverman (My Heart Can't Even Believe It) and Deborah Sussman (ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a virtual edition of their long-running workshop. Motherhood is the only experience necessary in this workshop for writers of all ages and levels of experience. From published authors to secret journal-keepers, "Mothers Who Write" offers prompts and advice to get you started, as well as a constructive, comfortable -- and physically distanced -- setting in which to workshop your writing.

For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.

Location: Online

WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW
"With Great Powers: Writing the Pop Poetry We Need Right Now"

6:30-8PM (8:30-10PM ET) MONDAY
1 SESSION: NOVEMBER 22

Lauren Bullock

This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.

Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing. Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.

This month instructor Lauren Bullock discusses "With Great Powers: Writing the Pop Poetry We Need Right Now."

Lead by poetry editor for pop culture literary journal Freeze Ray Poetry and former staff member for Black Nerd Problems Lauren Bullock, this workshop explores the potential pop culture poetry holds for reigniting the imagination and reinterpreting the human experience. We will closely read and discuss a range of work by established and emerging poets including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ authors, as well as learn what techniques are effective for translating niche context intowider themes. We'll then generate new poetry drafts directly connected to our fandoms and hone in on the human experience (even when dealing with non-humans).

For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.

Please note: By registering for this workshop, you consent to being contacted via email by our Write Here, Write Now partner for a post-event survey.

Location: Online

WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW
"Temple of Accumulated Errors"

6:30-8PM (8:30-10PM ET) MONDAY
1 SESSION: DECEMBER 27

Kim Porter

This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.

Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing. Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.

This month instructor Kim Porter discusses "Temple of Accumulated Errors."

Using short improv games, prompts, old-fashioned story-swapping, and "no-resistance" exercises we will unearth anecdotes about our very best mistakes. We will use a deconstructing tool to create framing devices that elevate our anecdote to capital "S" stories. We will take a short but deep dive into sensory exploration to "paint our scenes". When we are done, participants will have transformed mishaps, blunders, and regrets into stories to share.

For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.

Please note: By registering for this workshop, you consent to being contacted via email by our Write Here, Write Now partner for a post-event survey.

Location: Online