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"Getting Started or Restarted: A Writer's Guide to Moving Forward" ONLINE with Faylita Hicks

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$109
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10/30/2020


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Location
Online


10/31/2020 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM



 

$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.

Ready to get started on that writing project you’ve been thinking about all year?

"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

–Toni Morrison

Open to writers at every level, this class will help you find new inspiration in early drafts and find your voice on the page. While many writing classes and workshops focus in depth on one specific aspect of craft, this class looks to offer a variety of ways writers can begin, return to, jump start, engage with and find the joy in their writing process. Some of things we'll touch on:

  • How to find writing prompts in your daily life via news, social media, and podcasts

  • Different ways to outline a poem or narrative when you’re having a hard time moving forward

  • How to edit new work effectively for personal aesthetic or for publication

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You want to participate in NaNoWriMo but aren't sure where to start.

  • You want to approach writing in a new way.  

  • You've been feeling stuck and want to jump into a new project.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Faylita Hicks (she/her/they) is a poet, essayist, and interdisciplinary artist. The former Editor-in-Chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, they are the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019) a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize, and shortlisted for the 2019 Julie Suk Award. They have been awarded fellowships and residencies from Tin House, Lambda Literary, Jack Jones Literary Arts, and the Right of Return USA, the first fellowship designed exclusively for previously incarcerated artists.

Their work has been featured in American Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review, HuffPost, Longreads, Poetry Magazine, Slate, Texas Observer, Texas Monthly and others. Hicks received an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada University. www.FaylitaHicks.com.

LOCATION

Online

 

REGISTRATION

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 30. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it. If you prefer this option, please email wlt@writersleague.org with a copy of the form as well. We are working out of our office at this time. 

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

 

HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you'll receive an email with detailed instructions. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can't attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one week after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE.


A couple of days before the class, you will receive an email with login information. Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your computer's Flash or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually take only a few minutes, but you don't want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at member@writersleague.org.

 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

 


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
www.arts.texas.gov.

 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

 

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.