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Building a Writing Practice

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July 17, 2023
July 17, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm
Participate: In-Person Online
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Workshop Overview

Are you hoping to pick up an old writing project or to find a groove where you can journal every morning? Through readings, generative exercises, exploratory and immersive writing prompts, and discussion, this workshop will give you strategies for inspiring yourself and making time for writing and creative thought in your day. Participants will explore various techniques for "unblocking" creativity, as well as strategies for putting words on the page, leaving time to go outside and wander/walk/explore as well. Writers will leave feeling inspired, with seeds of future projects and strategies and ideas for staying accountable to their goals.

About the Instructor(s)

Raised in Oregon, Erica Berry was the 2019-2020 Writer-in-Residence at the National Writers Series in Traverse City, MI. She has recently taught at Literary Arts, the University of Minnesota, and the New York Times Student Journeys. Her essays appear in The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic, among others, and her nonfiction debut Cry Wolf is forthcoming from Macmillan in 2023. She loves teaching at Sitka and working with students of all experience levels; only curiosity is required.

Materials List: Students Bring

Writing utensil and paper; writing device such as laptop optional. Cell phone with recording software, or voice recorder of another sort, optional as well.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Packet of readings, accountability stickers.
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