Creative Writing 6-week Class

210.00
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Creative Writing 6-week Class

210.00

Intuitive Writing: Write Beyond What You Know
A once-a-week, six-week class suitable for writers of any experience or skill level and writers of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. 

7 - 10:00 PM, Mondays
April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21 & 28

Gridworks Co-Working
103 W. Main Street, Durham

Appropriate for all skill and experience levels, this workshop will explore practices which engage intuition as a guide for our writing. Focused on skills applicable to short stories, poems, novels, memoir, and essays, each session will help take your writing from the prosaic to the electric. Enrollment limited to 9.

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Intuitive Writing: Write Beyond What You Know
A once-a-week, six-week class suitable for writers of any experience or skill level and writers of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. 

7 - 10:00 PM, Mondays
April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21 & 28

Gridworks Co-Working
103 W. Main Street, Durham

Appropriate for all skill and experience levels, this workshop will explore practices which engage intuition as a guide for our writing. Focused on skills applicable to short stories, poems, novels, memoir, and essays, each session will help take your writing from the prosaic to the electric. Enrollment limited to 9.

This class will focus on creating, editing, and polishing your creative writing pieces. Workshops will feature meditation, writing exercises, and word games designed to dive deeply into words to find the energetic resonances between them. Starting with short phrases that shimmer and vibrate, we’ll go on to build sentences, stanzas, paragraphs, narratives, and larger works which hum and sparkle.

The first several weeks of class will focus on exercises which will help sharpen your understanding of the fundamentals of writing: close observation, literal and figurative description, character, conflict, and setting. My approach to these concepts is multi-genre and guided by my belief that our intuition – rather than our conscious, rational minds – is the source of our best writing. The final two sessions will focus on reading student work in class and talking about it amongst ourselves.  

Scholarships are available. Contact me at rumblek@gmail.com for more information.

About me: I am a writer of both poetry and fiction and published my first poetry collection, Key Bridge, in 2007 with Carolina Wren Press. I have published dozens of poems in journals including JubilatTypoThe HatCarolina QuarterlyTalismanFree Verse, and in Washington Post Bookworld. In 2012, I began The Accountant, my first novel, and completed it in early 2017. In 2014, I received an Emerging Artist Award from the Durham Arts Council in support of the book. In 2015, I attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and in 2016 the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, both in fiction. Recently, I have been an artist-in-residence at Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Virginia, Playa Artist Fellowship Program in Oregon, and Brush Creek Arts Foundation in Wyoming. This past August, The Accountant was named a finalist for the Elixir Press fiction prize.