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"An Improv Artist's Tips for Novelists: Letting Your Story Surprise You" with Jodi Egerton

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St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

4/26/2014 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


$49 for members (log in to website for member pricing)

$109 for nonmembers

Esteemed editor and writing consultant Dr. Jodi Egerton brings her years of improv stage performance into this interactive writing workshop. You’ll be on your feet learning techniques to break through blocks, ignite ideas, and surprise yourself with creative output. Using the essentials of improv, Jodi introduces new ways to approach the page and imagine your stories. From unique brainstorming activities to diving deeper into characters, Jodi combines her expertise in writing and play into a half day that will inspire and rejuvenate your craft, and send you home laughing!

This class is perfect for:

-- Those beginning novel writing

-- Writers who are blocked, stuck, stymied, or overthink things too much

-- Authors wanting to try new approaches and new ways to access their creative minds

-- Novelists trying to figure out their characters

-- Writers wanting a fun, informative kick-in-the-pants experience to stir up new ideas

Jodi Egerton offers workshops, editing, writing, and mentoring services as Write Good Consulting. Jodi has her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. During her years at UT and as an Assistant Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University, Jodi taught classes focusing on writing strategies for small businesses, social media writing, magazine writing, and analyzing comedy. Jodi also works as a performer, and can be found on stages around Austin, Texas performing improv comedy and emceeing fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations.

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NOTE: All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

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