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“Wait, I think I might be working on a book here!” Sound familiar? Do you think you’re ready to hone in on a writing project such as a novel, chapbook, collection of poems, or dramatic work? Launch Your Writing Project will help you develop a long-form project in an environment that offers support, accountability and feedback appropriate to this mid-stage of the writing process. 

This 6-session class meets every other week to give you time to make good headway between classes. In those meetings, you’ll share with the group your project goals, questions and concerns about your writing process, and some of the writing itself. Your instructor Kerry Muir will offer development advice around planning your project, light feedback on your writing, and craft-focused discussion tailored to group members’ genre interests.

The class will also involve:

  • Establishing a game plan for accomplishing project objectives
  • Prompt-driven, weekly exercises to generate new writing
  • Weekly partner responses for support and accountability 
  • Sharing your writing and receiving light feedback from instructor and group 

“You will not receive editorial feedback in this class,” says Kerry. “Rather, we will build a supportive environment, so that you may come to class with issues you are facing with your writing to find encouragement and solutions. Through incremental progress, by the end of class, you will have an organized and more fully realized project and new tools to move onto the next stage of development.” 

*Students will fill out an info sheet prior to the start of class which describes their projects and allows for customization of student experience. 


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 hello@writingsalons.com.


    Kerry Muir‘s creative nonfiction has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere. Her essay collection, BLUR & Other Essays, was named one of three finalists in Bauhan Publishing’s 2017 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize, and her essay, “Blur,” is a notable in Best American Essays 2018. Kerry’s plays have received honors and awards from Sundance Theater Lab, Nantucket Short Play Festival and Competition, The Great Platte River Playwrights Festival, The Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition, Trustus Theater Festival, and she has optioned and sold screenplays to producers in the US & Mexico. In late 2018, her award-winning play, The Night Buster Keaton Dreamed Me, was published in both English and Spanish by No Passport Press. A graduate of Vermont College’s MFA in Writing Program, she has led writing workshops for teens at Children of the Night.
  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, September 10, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, September 24, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, October 08, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, October 22, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, November 05, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  6. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, November 19, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  • Kerry guided us - almost effortlessly - in how to support each other with feedback & suggestions that helped and not hurt. Kerry's thoughtful suggestions for everyone in the class were always clear and insightful, very beneficial to each of us.

    Brenda F.
  • Kerry's creative writing class is so much more than a writing class--although you do write A LOT and feel the pride of accomplishment at the stack of pages you never thought you'd write. Kerry teaches you to pay attention to the world around you and brings you closer to your own experiences with her curated lessons, fantastic reading materials, and personal feedback. Her gentle, invested care has helped me grow as a writer and as a human.

    Jane W.


Sun, September 10 @ 9:00 pm PDT
Mon, November 20 @ 12:30 am PDT
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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