“Writing is a way to engage deeply and meaningfully with the world so that life does not just simply pass us by,” says Shelby Hinte. “Writing is a way to linger and dissect the moments that might otherwise evade us. But as busy adults, how do we find time to write?”
In this 5-week online class, through generative exercises, journaling, and class discussions, we will build and strengthen our writing practice. We will experiment with different processes, routines, and practices so that we may find what works for us. In addition to in-class writing, we will read short articles and watch author discussions that reveal how creative practices can be integrated into a variety of lifestyles. Group discussions in a supportive environment will help us explore how we can tap into our creativity.
Shelby says, “The goal of this class is for you to develop a personal writing routine that is meaningful to you and compatible with your everyday life. Writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome.”
About The Writing Salon's Online Zoom Classes
You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby Hinte has led and supported writing workshops at San Francisco State University and in the community, including teaching creative writing to incarcerated adults and youth on juvenile probation. She is the Associate Editor of Write or Die Magazine where she edits essays and interviews. She has served as a reader and intern at various independent presses including ZYZZYVA, Split/Lip Press, and No Contact. Her work has been featured in BOMB, ZYZZYVA, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Monday, July 10, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Monday, July 17, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Monday, July 24, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Monday, July 31, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Monday, August 07, 6:30pm-9:00pm
This class is SO well-crafted, often to the point that I would find myself thinking, "It would be great if I could figure out X," only to find that we would do exactly that in the next class!
Shelby was super supportive (both during class & in written feedback), an expert on the subject with a wealth of ideas, and did a good job of fostering a welcoming sense of community.