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“This full-day class is designed for writers of all levels whose schedule or budget may not allow for a longer commitment,” says instructor Kathy Garlick. “In a quick but powerful workshop, we’ll focus on the most essential elements of creative writing such as voice, character, dialogue and description.”
Writing prompts and reflections on the in-class writing will play an important role in this class. Key concepts will be illustrated through short poems, essays and stories from authors including Raymond Carver, Jhumpa Lahiri and Claudia Rankine. Though the focus of the class will be on creating new work, there will be opportunities for sharing and discussion. Students are encouraged to bring a real-life event or story idea or poem they’ve been thinking about recently.
Kathy says, “By the end of the class, you’ll leave with new writing you’ve produced in class, prompts to inspire continued writing, and resources to guide you along the way.”
*There will be a lunch break for at least 30 minutes during this Saturday class.
About The Writing Salon's In-Person Classes
In-person class schedules are subject to sudden change or cancellation due to Covid. We will communicate any course changes to you as quickly as possible. Masking, social distancing, and other Covid measures will be enforced in accordance with local guidelines. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about your class. If you have any questions about in-person learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy Garlick’s poetry and prose have appeared in Art and Ideas, Fourteen Hills, Field, and other publications. Her chapbook of poems, The Listening World, was published by Momotombo Press at St. Mary’s College. Kathy currently teaches creative writing and academic writing at University of San Francisco and creative writing and literature in the English Master’s program at Holy Names University.
- Saturday, September 17, 10:00am-4:00pm
Kathy gave us thought provoking prompts and positive feedback that left me feeling very hopeful and inspired with my writing. She shared wonderful examples of others's works and brought up many helpful issues.
I loved this class because it felt very supportive and also informative. I left feeling inspired and excited to keep writing, and signed up for another class right afterward. I love the positive environment created in the Writing Salon, and the focus on stopping your own inner-critic to fully enjoy and embrace the process of writing.
Kathy was nurturing and created a supportive and warm environment. I think everyone felt safe sharing and participating. At the same time, she offered direction and teaching points.