WRITING

WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW
"Writing Truth from Memory"

6:30-8:00PM (9:30-11PM ET) MONDAY
1 SESSION: APRIL 26

Lynn Melnick

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.

How do we write poems based on our memories if memory itself is so malleable and unreliable? Is it okay to change the details or combine memories? How can we use our memories to enhance our work? In this workshop, we'll talk about the different ways we remember according to our senses (visually, emotionally, etc) and read poems from Shane McCrae, Danielle Pafunda, and Adrienne Su that play with memory as a sometimes problematic road to the truth. Ahead of the workshop, please think about memories that can serve as a springboard for your poems: not just actions and landscapes, but specific impressions of sights, sounds, or words. At the end of the workshop, participants will have new drafts for poems, ideas for future work, and tips for revision grounded in both memory and truth.

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

Mapping Your Memoir

7-9PM (10PM-12AM ET) WEDNESDAYS
8 SESSIONS: MAY 5, 12, 19, 26 | JUNE 2, 9, 16, AND 23

Amy Silverman

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

Get that story out of your head and onto the page (or screen) in this supportive workshop designed for writers of all levels of experience. Whether you are outlining a book proposal or gathering stories for loved ones, you'll learn how to tackle large and small projects in a classic writing workshop setting and leave class with a plan designed to keep you going. This class is meant for those pursuing memoir and other creative non-fiction projects.

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

Location: Online

WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW
"Counting the Breaths"

6:30-8:00PM (9:30-11PM ET) MONDAY
1 SESSION: MAY 24

Aria Curtis

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.

Meditation and mindfulness in their varied forms offer a way to become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. In this workshop, we’ll look at the ways that we can use them as tools in our writing practice to foster inspiration, flow, and a safe place within us for any challenging emotions that might arise, in addition to how exploring writing itself as meditation. With a discussion on mindfulness, a guided meditation, and writing exercise, this workshop is open to all.

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
"An Act of Care"

6:30-8:00PM (9:30-11PM ET) MONDAY
1 SESSION: JUNE 28

Aurora Masum-Javed

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.

Where controlling structures aim to tame, punish, and discipline, care listens. Where control is hierarchical, care requires equity, respects the autonomy and inherent dignity of all involved, honors interdependence. Care does not demand a singular outcome. It is instead adaptive. It responds to feedback. In our daily lives, in our families, in our schools. With the land, with our bodies. Politically, globally. Rather than systems of control, we need systems of care. In this workshop, we’ll read poems by Rick Barot and Chen Chen to consider the forms that control and care take in our own lives.

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

Mapping Your Memoir

7-9PM (10PM-12AM ET) WEDNESDAYS
8 SESSIONS: JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 | AUGUST 4, 11, 18, AND 25

Amy Silverman

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

Get that story out of your head and onto the page (or screen) in this supportive workshop designed for writers of all levels of experience. Whether you are outlining a book proposal or gathering stories for loved ones, you'll learn how to tackle large and small projects in a classic writing workshop setting and leave class with a plan designed to keep you going. This class is meant for those pursuing memoir and other creative non-fiction projects.

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

Location: Online

TEEN

Young People Write
"Finding One's Voice"

5-6:30pm (8-9:30PM ET) TUESDAYS
4 SESSIONS: MAY 11, 18, 28, AND JUNE 1

Laurie Stolarz

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

Join us for a four-week workshop for teens in grades 7-12. Participants write fiction, nonfiction and poetry throughout a variety of exercises, then discuss and edit each other's work in a creative and supportive environment. Popular young adult novelist Laurie Stolarz presents the four-session workshop "Finding One's Voice." Writers hear it time and time again: one of the key elements in compelling fiction is a strong narrative voice. But what does that really mean? Where does voice come from? And how can we develop the voices of our characters more? In this workshop, we will delve into our characters’ motivations and backstories to find their unique voices, and to understand the role voice plays in creating compelling work.

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

Location: Online

ART AND VISUAL STORYTELLING

Doodling for Writers

7-9PM (10PM-12AM ET) THURSDAY
1 SESSION: MAY 13

Rebecca Fish Ewan

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

You needn’t be an expert artist OR writer to participate in this workshop, which will merge lecturing, demonstrating, and workshopping to make you fall in love with doodling. Working with prompts, we will make marks on paper. And laugh. Co-Hosted by Fly Paper.

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

Location: Online

How to Write a Zine

6-7:30PM (9-10:30PM ET) THURSDAY
1 SESSION: JUNE 3

Charissa Lucille

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

This three-part workshop will cover everything from the history of zines to the nuts and bolts of creating your own -- including brainstorming ideas and learning about layout, printing and distribution. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and individual instruction. Co-Hosted by Fly Paper.

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

Location: Online