Updated post — Announcing “Upwellings” – my new online nonfiction class in November and December

(the class is now filled. Please let me know if you’d like to be added to the waiting list or are interested in future offerings. )

Dear writers – Would you like to join an instant (and steadily growing) community of supportive writers, have your drafts workshopped, and get ideas for new writings?

I’m launching a new nonfiction ‘hybrid’ online course called “Upwellings,” a blend of craft talk, small-group workshops, and on-the-spot and take-home prompts and craft exercises that will generate “upwellings” of memory and creative outbursts on the page. This new course fuses some of the spontaneous elements of my “Ideas Generator” course with the traditional craft seminar and workshop. Eight spots have already been reserved, and I need to limit enrollment to a maximum of 12, so please contact me right away at dwhitescruz@yahoo.com if you are interested. The run of four courses will be held on November 21, Dec.5, 12, and 19, Saturdays, 1230-230 p.m.).The format will be Zoom-based.

Here is how the course will work: Each class includes a craft talk, focusing on potentials and challenges of creative nonfiction. Then we break into working groups, with students who will ‘workshop’ each other’s work. I ask that students in this class come to class with one or two chapters of a memoir in progress, or one or two freestanding personal essays that they would like to have workshopped. This class — like all my classes — places a strong emphasis on mutual support and a lively, convivial group dynamic. I think of my classes as “Instant Writing Communities,’’ bringing together groups of writers who will continue to stay in touch and exchange papers long after the class runs its course. Let me know ASAP if you’d like me to add you to the list. The fee is $200.  So let me know if you would like to join our instant community of writers. Onward, and Happy Halloween!!!

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