Winter 2018: Out of Sorrow, Out of Joy


Winter 2018: Out of Sorrow, Out of Joy


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Saturday, January 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Neil Aitken
for writers at all levels
Limited to 12 students

Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

Get writing with three-hour generative workshops that meet the first Saturday of the month from January through May, 2018. Suitable for writers at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Each month participants will explore a different focus with prompts and writing exercises and leave the workshop with pages of new material.

In January, the theme is Out of Sorrow, Out of Joy: Writing From Deep Experience.

Neil Aitken is the author of two books of poetry, The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga), which won the Philip Levine Prize, and Babbage’s Dream (Sundress), as well as a chapbook of poetry, Leviathan (Hyacinth Girl Press). He is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review and his own poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, American Literary Review, Southern Poetry Review, and many other literary journals.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.