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ONLINE: Freewriting Intensive: All Genres

Calling all poets, fiction and nonfiction writers! Are you looking for new ways into the work? Are you curious about using craft to challenge your instincts and skill set? In this two-day intensive, we dismiss genre distinctions and experiment with a series of vigorous craft exercises that seek to push us outside the bounds of our old habits and preconceived notions of “writing rules.” Let’s delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. This is a revamped intensive open to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writers. Come prepared to WRITE.

Special Notes

  • Students will need tools for writing in class, such as laptop/tablet, notebook, pens, etc, as well as access to internet.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This class is held online through Zoom; learn more about how online classes work <a href="https://www.visarts.org/information-about-covid-19/summer-2020-updates/visarts-online-class-support/">here
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
November 19 - November 2010 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: April Sopkin
Level: All Levels
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