Have you been wanting to write fiction or nonfiction, but are unsure where to start? Are you trying to figure out how to get back into a creative groove, or how to best approach an idea you have now? This generative workshop is aimed at giving you the confidence and creative oxygen to build your own writing routine. Through short readings, generative writing prompts, and craft discussions aimed at empowering you on the page, we'll explore how each writer can find their own path. Students will leave with seeds of future ideas and techniques to write them into reality.
Erica Berry lives in her hometown of Portland and teaches around the country, including at Literary Arts, University of Minnesota, and New York Times Student Journeys. She is the author of 'Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear' (Macmillan, 2023) and has published essays in Orion, The Guardian, The New York Times, the Yale Review, Outside, and other publications. She was the 2019-2020 Writer-in-Residence in Traverse City, MI, and is currently an Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute. She loves teaching at Sitka and working with students of all experience levels; only curiosity required.