(Hill Center) Getting Started: Creative Writing

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Explore imaginative forms of writing in a supportive environment. Fun prompts will help circumvent the analytic brain and give creativity a chance to thrive. Free up memories and use them as inspiration for memoir, fiction, poems, creative nonfiction, journal-writing, scrap-booking, etc. Features of this two session workshop include in-class assignments, opportunity to read your writing—or not, as you choose—and receive positive, helpful feedback that will point the way toward your writing talents. Please bring digital or print writing implements to the first workshop meeting.

About Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray lives and works on Capitol Hill, where she formerly headed the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. In 2016 she received an Artist Fellowship in literature from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She is author of Ruptureand a limited edition chapbook, Rich with Desire. She is at work on a novel and her next poetry collection.

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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