15 Minutes for 15 Days

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This workshop is for participants who agree to write for at least 15 minutes a day for 15 days. You may write a poem, flash fiction, brief memoirs. Your writing won’t be judged. You will be encouraged each day by an email with prompts, instructions, and/or quotations or you may work on your own project for 15 minutes. Each participant’s work will be due before midnight via email to the instructor and other participants. A two-hour Zoom workshop will be held at the beginning and end of the 15 days, on November 1 and November 15. By the end of the workshop, you will have 15 pieces of creative writing and will have established a pattern you may carry forward.

LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.

About Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray, author of Rupture  from Red Hen Press, formerly headed the Library of Congress’s Poetry and Literature Center. Her work appeared recently in Oberon and in Endlessly Rocking. She has published short fiction, judged the national Poetry Out Loud recitation contest, and directed a Dylan Thomas play with 18 actors playing 60 parts. In 2016 she received an Artist Fellowship in literature from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Teaching Style: Interactive. Patricia likes to talk a bit about craft and then let participants experience it firsthand. Most people can write creatively when given a prompt to help them get into the creative, sometimes latent, parts of themselves.



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