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A Room of One's Own: How to Create an Inspiring Writer's Haven

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St. Edward's University
Fleck Hall 106
Austin, TX 78704

1/19/2013 From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Preregistration for this event is now closed. Please see our Classes and Workshops page for policies regarding refunds and walk-up registrations.

with Sonya Fehér

$49 for members (log in to get member price)

$109 for nonmembers

Many writers find it less distracting to write in coffee shops where the conversation, music, and barista steaming milk aren’t nearly as loud as the to do list, dishes in the kitchen, or voices in our head at home. A writing space can be inspiring and productive--or it can keep us from writing. Give yourself permission to take time and space to unleash your creativity by creating a writing room of your own.

In this course, we will:

  • Cover organizational principles that will help you determine how to create a space that works for you and the way you write
  • Discuss what your writing space needs and what it doesn’t
  • Discover what other writers’ spaces look like.
  • Learn principles of furniture placement, color and flow to minimize distraction and increase imagination
  • Explore what your specific room should look like, feel like and include so you can be inspired and productive

This course is for writers just starting out to seasoned pros.

What to Bring:

  • A notebook for in-class exercises.
  • (Optional) Images of your own: pics from magazines, postcards, web images, photos of friends’ homes, color swatches, or anything else to inspire your space.


Sonya Fehér is a writer and professional organizer with more than twenty years of experience in education and arts organization. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Texas State University and has published poems and essays in Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages, elimae, Literary Mama, and more. To learn more about Sonya, click here.


NOTE: Tickets are not refundable. For more information on class policies, please visit our Classes page.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to



The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit