Free Writing Intensive
This year has been impossible! Let’s try to look ahead by generating new work for 2021. Through intensive freewriting and class discussion, we will delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. Open to all genres and levels. This class is for first-time writers, writers in the muddled middle of a longer project, and writers feeling directionless after time away from the page. Like going to the gym for writers, this class is a generative space about letting go of our inner editor. Class time is organized around writing prompts which underscore certain essentials (sensory details, challenging static characters/situations, objective correlatives, incorporating environment/setting, etc).
- This is a predominantly generative space, with some instructor-led lessons, and some open discussion to allow for variety of student interests.
About the Instructor
April Sopkin's work appears in Carve Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, The Southampton Review, failbetter, SAND Journal, and elsewhere. Her work has won the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, the Patricia Aakhus Award, and the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, and been supported by fellowships and artist residencies from the Tin House Summer Workshop, Norman Mailer Center, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Jentel, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received a dual-genre MFA in fiction and nonfiction from Virginia Commonwealth University.See More Classes By Instructor