8-Week Online (Zoom) Writing Our Family, Class Starts March 4, 2021
Class Starts March 4th, 2021
Now Enrolling! Open to All Genres!
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*This course will have an online classroom in Wet Ink with weekly Zoom meetings.
Led by Kate Hill Cantrill, author of the short story collection Walk Back From Monkey School. She holds an MFA from The Michener Center For Writers, and her stories, essays, and poetry have appeared in literary journals such as: Story Quarterly, The Believer, Mississippi Review, Texas Observer, Blackbird, Salt Hill, The Short Story Project, and others. She has received fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Jentel Artists’ Residency, and The James A. Michener Fund.
“…our knowledge is historical, flowing and flown.”
-Elizabeth Bishop, At The Fishhouses
“We were afraid of the dead because we never could tell when they might show up again.”
How do we document and unravel the complexities of Family? Do we have physical artifacts that tell stories we feel need to be shared? Do we have an unsettled relationship we would like to investigate through the meditative practice of writing? Perhaps we have nostalgic memories that we would like to capture in cadence and sound.
In this genre-fluid course, we will investigate our personal histories by writing and reading flash memoir, poetry, and epistolary stories. Through reading assignments and constructive peer response, we will produce 6-7 drafts of stories in varied genres, giving us either completed individual pieces, or the start of a longer work.
- Open to all levels
- Meets Thursday evenings, 6p-8p CST (on Zoom, with Wet Ink for sharing our work) 8 sessions (Final session to be a presentation reading/discussion of future writing intentions)
- Students should expect to complete a weekly writing assignment based on a prompt (1-3 pages per assignment), as well as read the work of their peers and the weekly assigned short published reading (provided in a PDF packet at the start of the course.)
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class will have a weekly Zoom meeting, weekly deadlines, and plenty of interaction with Kate and your peers with the addition of a Wet Ink, a dedicated online classroom. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online classroom environment. You can get the work done as you see fit week-to-week, so it is perfect for any schedule. There are discussion questions each week inspired by the assigned readings and topics in the lecture notes. Students are encouraged to take these wherever is most compelling and/or useful for them. Each writer will have the opportunity to submit their work, receiving detailed feedback from their peers as well as Kate; follow-up questions and conversations often occur. Kate engages with these discussions throughout the week.WORKSHOP DETAILS
Instructor: Kate Hill Cantrill
Class size limited to 10 writers
Class starts March 4th, 2021
Zoom meetings scheduled weekly, 6-8 CST (7-9 EST)
Course is fully ONLINE; students will have a weekly Zoom meeting and can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines in Wet Ink. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.
If you have questions, please contact us HERE.
Instructor Kate Hill Cantrill is the author of the short story collection, Walk Back From Monkey School. She holds an MFA from The Michener Center For Writers, and her stories, essays, and poetry have appeared in literary journals such as: Story Quarterly, The Believer, Mississippi Review, Texas Observer, Blackbird, Salt Hill, Del Sol Review, The Short Story Project, and others. She has received fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Jentel Artists’ Residency, and The James A. Michener Fund. She is presently writing both a novel and an epistolary novella.