One of my students brought flowers for me to our last class! I'm not much of a flowers kind of girl (people tend to only give them to me as an apology), but these made me feel so special. There's nothing more lovely than feeling like someone truly appreciates your time. I've been having a rough few weeks and the extra thought really made my day.
Teaching has been having that effect on me in general--turning the volume down on all of the stress I wrestle with and amplifying all of things about the world that make me excited to live in it. Which Is why I want to make sure you know that I'll be teaching two writing courses at Boston Center for Adult Education this summer and would love to spend them talking about writing with you. The first, on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 PM beginning on 7/15 and running for six weeks, is focused on short story writing. We'll be digging in deep with your own writing in a workshop format and getting peer feedback on the stories you've been working on and want to get out into the world. There will be some light reading, as well as weekly generative prompts to get the ball rolling on new drafts. The class maxes out at 12 students, so expect a focused and intimate look at how to be the best prose writer you can be. Click here to register.
The second class, on Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM, beginning on 7/16 and also running for six weeks, is a more open format creative writing workshop. Think the same peer feedback environment as the above class but with more options--we'll be discussing successful poems, stories, and methods that can sharpen your approach to any piece of writing, no matter the genre. Light reading, weekly prompts, and in depth workshop time for everyone, as well as some fun exercises in re-imagining your own writing process. Click here to register.
Let's write together!