The Westport Writers’ Workshop, while recognizing the critical importance of our first responders, condemns the brutality that took the life of George Floyd. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to all individuals who have suffered injustice. We wish our community, staff and students, and your extended friends and family the fortitude to […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
6/1 -From Fast Fiction: This was a tough weekend for a lot of people across the country: Write a story about something broken. 6/2 – Sometimes when I’m trying to get started I’ll use a contest or journal topic as my prompt. In this case, little somethings press seeks “work that breathes even as the […]
Who: We are happy to offer a free virtual creative writing workshop for essential workers in CT and NY in order to provide an outlet for creative expression for those who are supporting us most during the pandemic. Some examples of essential workers are medical, emergency and caregiving personnel, as well as grocery, delivery, food […]
5/26 – From Poets & Writers The Time is Now series: Write a short story that launches with the opening of floodgates—something that has been restrained or kept in containment which now bursts free. What confluence of forces had to combine to create the circumstances that would allow this to happen? Focus on the impact […]
Hi, I am Elizabeth Kalfayan a rising Senior at Sacred Heart University. I am currently majoring in English with a minor in Journalism. I am also involved with the English club, as well as the school newspaper on campus. A fun fact is that I am also involved in the band program at Sacred Heart […]