LET THE SUNSHINE IN: WRITING AND REVISING WITH JOY, taught by Andrea Caswell, Tuesdays, May 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 2023
LET THE SUNSHINE IN: WRITING AND REVISING WITH JOY
Tuesdays, May 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20
12-2 pm ET on Zoom
Class limit: 12
Many of us come to writing because we love language-play as a form of expression and self-discovery. As our work begins to take shape, however, high expectations and fears may creep in, taking the pleasure and playfulness from an activity we'd otherwise enjoy. In this five-week class, writers will use prompts and exercises to either begin a new piece or continue with work ready for revision. In Week 3, feedback from the instructor will be offered on up to 1500 words as students revise. Naomi Shihab Nye has said, “If we connect a sense of joy with our writing, we may be inclined to explore further.” The goal of this “writing adventure” is to experience the inherent joy of creative writing while seeing a short piece through to completion. Part of the final session will be devoted to a class reading to celebrate community and the generosity of sharing our work with others.
Andrea Caswell’s writing has been published widely in print and online. Her work appears or is forthcoming inTampa Review,River Teeth,The Normal School,Columbia Journal,Atticus Review, and others. She holds a master’s from Harvard University and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She’s a fiction editor forCleaver Magazine, and is the founder of Lime Street Writers, a monthly workshop north of Boston. In 2019 her fiction was accepted to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. A native of Los Angeles, Andrea now lives and teaches in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Contact her atwww.andreacaswell.com.