Do you long to write and wish it came more naturally? In this class we will write lots of stories, first from memory and then from imagination, with methods you’ll be able to use for the rest of your life. Writers of all types—poets, novelists, essayists, cartoonists, and novices—will benefit from our exercises in spontaneous creativity. This is not a craft class and we will not critique manuscripts, so leave your worries about story arc and onomatopoeia at the door. No experience required; just a longing to write creatively and a willingness to work hard. No laptops please. Do bring a notebook and a pen.
Oliver Bendorf’s writing and comics have been published in or are forthcoming from Best New Poets, Blackbird, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught creative writing and edited Devil’s Lake. He believes in kindness and the National Parks.
Participants are highly encouraged to register for all sessions. Call 266-6300 or click to register