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Too often, writers find themselves in a space where the words won’t come, can’t come. Sometimes, writers may not be satisfied with what they are writing, or even know how the words are arriving to the page. There are other times when writers find themselves grappling with the unnerving reality that their beloved genre, may not be the accurate vehicle for the words they need to write. Each of these moments can stall one’s writing momentum and in some cases torpedo enthusiasm. This workshop, facilitated by Poet and Cultural Curator Derrick Weston Brown, will discuss and explore the ways in which writers can both return to the source of their writing fire by utilizing a series of exercises and resources to engage writers in finding their own way back from a loss of words.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose, Visiting
Start Date: 05/26/2018
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Derrick Weston Brown holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University. He is the founding Poet-In-Residence of Busboys and Poets. He is a graduate of the Cave Canem and VONA summer workshops and is a participating author in the PEN-Faulkner Foundation’s Writers-In-Schools-Program. His work has been published and featured in such print journals and online publications as, The This Mag, JoINT, Colorlines and The Tidal Basin Review. His debut collection of poetry, Wisdom Teeth was released in 2011 through PM Press. His second collection of poetry, a chapbook entitled On All Fronts, was released along with two other poetry chapbooks in a bound series from Upper Rubber Boot Press entitled Floodgates Vol.5, this March of 2019. He resides in Mount Rainier, MD. You can follow him on social media on Facebook, Instagram @theoriginalDerrickWestonBrown or through DerrickWestonBrown.com