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Freewriting Intensive – NEW!

End the summer strong by generating fresh work for the fall! Through intensive freewriting and class discussion, we will delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. 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 course is a generative space, organized around writing prompts which underscore certain essentials (sensory details, challenging static characters/situations, objective correlatives, incorporating environment/setting).

Special Notes

  • This is a predominantly generative space, with some instructor-led lessons, and some open discussion to allow for variety of student interests.
  • • This is an online class. In order to attend online classes, students must be able to attend the class via Zoom, an online cloud conferencing program. You do not need to download the program to join for classes.
  • • You will be sent a link and password to your class one week before the class begins and the day before class begins. Please DO NOT share the link or password with anyone. Please keep the link somewhere you can easily access it throughout the entirety of your class.
  • • All online classes are recorded for quality purposes. If you miss a class, you may request a class recording from [email protected] Class recordings will be made available up to fourteen days after the session concludes.
  • • Neither the instructor, students nor VisArts are permitted to monetize online class recordings in any way. Please do not share class recordings on social media or other websites.
  • • VisArts will do its best to support all students with problem-solving technology, but is not responsible for a student’s malfunctioning equipment or internet.
  • • For technical support, questions or concerns and logging into zoom, please contact: [email protected]
About the Instructor

April Sopkin

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.

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Class Details
August 29 - August 3010 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $35.00
Member Tuition: $31.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: April Sopkin
Level: All Levels
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