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with Julie Sarkissian


Do you have an idea for a book or pages of a project, but are asking yourself, what now? Put inspiration and imagination in the drivers seat and be prepared to be amazed at the unimaged places you will take your writing in Advanced Prose. In every class, there will be a substantial in-class write designed to move the writers’ projects forward. This in class write is prompted from source material ranging from classic literature to punk rock music. Think Dickens, Nirvana, Plath, Kate Bush. Nothing is off limits when it comes to sources of inspiration or content of a writers pages. Each writer will read their new work to the group, who will provide feedback on essential elements of craft, such as structure, character development, pacing, and voice, while always honoring the writer’s intention for his work and celebrating his or her creativity. Writers suited for this class should have previous writing experience, the desire to generate raw material for a project, and be ready to take the next step towards their writing goals. Perfect for those just beginning or pursuing publication.



Julie Sarkissian is the author of Dear Lucy, published by Simon and Schuster and nominated for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her essays, short fiction and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, and Flavorwire, among others. Born and raised in Southern California, she has a BA in English from Princeton and an MFA from The New School. She worked for Sackett Street Writers in Brooklyn, NY as a fiction instructor and manuscript consultant before moving to Westport, CT with husband and two young children.



Online via ZOOM

1pm to 4pm EDT

12 Mondays

January 9, off, 23, 30; February 6, 13, off, 27;

March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, off, 17



Please Note:  WWW reserves the right to reduce the class time
by 1/2 hour if enrollment is less than 5 students


For more info, please call 203.227.3250 or email

Joy Writing: Writing with Inspiration & Intention with Julie Sarkissian - ONLINE

SKU: B805w23-Mon12
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