Instructor: Phillip Schaefer
Course Description: Baby elephants, sequin studded denim, Pluto as planet or dust particle, it’s all worthy of obsessing over and writing about. In this six week, all-levels workshop, we will generate, revise, and attempt to bind our writerly addictions. Each person will try to locate, explore, and compose from their fanatical, possibly ridiculous, desires and gravitations. The goal is to source an energy that liberates, directs, and forms a bondage with our obsessions. Want to write love letters to Ryan Gosling or hate mail to Daffy Duck? Perfect. We’ll tap the tree until sap is syrup, until the characters in our minds shake their shackles and run rampant down Poetry Street. And hopefully, by the end of it all, we’ll still get along and have something to show Mom.
Course Description: What’s the big difference between saying “I like to write” and “I am a writer”? The answer lies in the business of writing. Taught by two women who make their living just from typing words, this six-hour course is designed to teach you everything you need to know about the writing life, other than the writing itself. From branding to business cards, from health care to taxes, we have you covered–not to mention insider information on how to find clients, agents, and editors; how to pitch an article; and how to shop around a book.