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Looking Back to Look Forward: A Daily Writing Practice

October 3- 31, 2020
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Pacific Time (5 class meetings)
Fall 2020

This class will help you adopt crucial creative habits using your memory of the past to build a practice for the future. Using a series of daily in-class and at-home prompts that focus on ideas of home, trek childhood, and position memory as present, you will generate new work and use research-based ways to bring a sustainable practice into your life. Everyone will have opportunities to give and receive generous feedback on the development of your practice, as well as on your writing. We will pay particular attention to the voice and structure of new work and engage with the common themes that arise out of these prompts: the grief of all families, the complicated solipsism of children, and the way language gives new meaning to our pasts. Look to other writers and each other, we can discover new strategies for deepening our writing lives: approaches to collaboration/community in writing, the balance between writing and revising, and practical ways to map a project.

You will leave this class with:

  • New writing, prompts, and fragments
  • A creative plan/schedule for your practice
  • Tools you can use to continue with writing habits

Access Program
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.

Cindy Juyoung Ok

Cindy Juyoung Ok’s recent poems and stories can be found in journals like the Colorado ReviewConjunctions, and Michigan Quarterly Review, with writing and teaching supported by the Truman Capote Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (MFA), the Educational Leadership Alumni Award at the University of California Los Angeles (MEd), and the James Merrill Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. 
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