Writing for Procrastinators

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Struggling to start—or finish—that story, article, poem, or essay? Committed to make real headway in the next six weeks? This class is for you. With short readings and weekly writing assignments, you’ll explore what keeps you from writing. As a group, we’ll discuss obstacles to success, and experiment with a variety of strategies to break our bad habits and build healthier writing routines. Join us to stretch beyond your comfort zone and make real progress on one specific piece. Bring your calendar to the first session. Note: No meeting on April 18.

About Melanie Figg

Melanie Figg is a 2017-2019 NEA Fellow; her collection, Trace, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press. As a certified professional coach, she has helped hundreds of writers to publish, tame their inner critics, and add more creativity, balance, and intentionality to their lives. She also leads annual writing retreats. More about her at: www.melaniefigg.net.

Teaching Style: With over 25 years of teaching expertise, Melanie is a skilled and generous instructor. Her classes are well-organized and rigorous, but flexible—and include an effective combination of discussion, lecture, and in-class exercises/workshops. She also offers detailed, helpful feedback on student work with clear ideas of how to proceed with revision. Melanie is determined that students leave her classes with new skills, a deeper understanding of craft, and a lasting excitement for writing and reading.


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