University of Iowa

Getting the Words Down: A Generative Workshop in Personal Narrative

Weekend July 14 to July 15 2018

You want to write. But you sit at your desk, and nothing comes. All of us need a little push now and then to get the creative juices flowing. This course will give you that push in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere. In each session, we will discuss short examples of published work to inspire us, followed by one or more specific writing prompts we’ll respond to in class. The emphasis will be on really letting go and releasing our creativity to get the words on the page. We will share the material we generate with each other and provide feedback in a supportive, respectful community. Writers of all skill levels are invited to participate. By the end of our weekend, you’ll have at least six unique “seeds” to further develop at home.