“This 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 daylong 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 day, you’ll leave with new writing you’ve produced in class, prompts to inspire continued writing, and resources to guide you along the way.”
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, April 04, 10:00am-4:00pm