Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 THURSDAYS
Times: 1-3PM (HST)
The Women’s Creative Writing Workshop is a mixed level two-hour generative writing workshop. Published authors, journalists, and creative writers attend this class. It works because I emphasize voice and because women are willing to dig in and support women to be brave on the page. This is designed for women to express their emotional truth (writing fact or fiction) and to further their voices. This class addresses craft skills and creative process of narrative across fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction. You will leave class with improved writing skills and a clear understanding of your writing strengths, process, and literary interests.
Course includes an optional 30 minute one-on-one session.
Previous Guest Writers: Anjoli Roy, Gail Vida Hamburg, Ishle Yi (Lani) Park, Shonda Buchanan, Amanda Fletcher, E.J. Koh, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Vanina Marsot, Emily Bernard, Camille Wanliss, Jenna Le, Nahid Rachlin, Devi S. Laskar, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Renee Simms, Veronica Golos, Tamiko Nimura, Maya Shanbhag Lang
SPRING 2024 TEXTS: Behind Me is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Willow Weep for Me by Nana-Ama Danquah, Dream Elevator by Marisa Lin
SPRING 2023 TEXTS: Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira. T. Lee and The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh
FALL 2022 TEXTS: TASTES LIKE WAR by Grace M. Cho and BECOMING APPALASIAN by Lisa Kwong
SPRING 2021 TEXTS: PERSIAN GIRLS by Nahid Rachlin, MEET BEHIND MARS by Renee Simms
SUMMER 2021 TEXTS: THE ATLAS OF REDS AND BLUES by Devi S. Laskar, ANYONE WILL TELL YOU by Wendy Chin-Tanner
FALL 2021 WHAT WE CARRY by Maya Shanbhag Lang and WE HEREBY REFUSE by Tamiko Nimura and Frank Abe; Ross Ishikawa and Matt Sasaki