In his book on writing, From Where You Dream, Robert Olin Butler advises forcing yourself to become a morning person. "If you arrange your life so that you can spend two hours writing--or an hour, given the exigencies of some working lives, but ideally two hours--you make that time sacrosanct at the beginning of the day." While it might not be possible to do every day, or for two hours at a time, this class is about giving yourself an hour at the beginning of each week in which to enter the dream world of writing. We'll start with reading a poem and a prompt each week, but students are invited to write whatever is taking their interest. We'll end each week by coming together to hear from anyone who wants to share a few sentences from that morning's work. But, most of all, the class will provide accountability, consistency, and community in the challenge we all face in arranging life so that we can write.
Online via ZOOM
(link will be sent the week of 1st class)
April 1, 8, off, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
6am to 7am EST
LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS
About the Instructor...
Amanda Parrish Morgan is the author of STROLLER (Bloomsbury 2022), of which The New Yorker wrote “the central strength of the book is not comprehensiveness but the way the stroller, and Morgan’s experience of her own strollering years, become an omnidirectional magnet, pulling disparate material into friendly proximity.”
Some of Amanda’s writing has appeared in The Rumpus, LitHub, Guernica, The Millions, n+1, Electric Literature, Carve, The American Scholar, The Ploughshares Blog, JSTOR Daily, The Washington Post, Real Simple, Women’s Running and ESPNW.
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