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Wild Creativity: 6-Week Generative Bootcamp

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - March 9 @ 3:30 pm EST

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$450 (need to split the payment? Email info@craft-talks.com)

LIVE ON ZOOM | Saturdays, 2-3:30 pm Eastern | Feb 3rd – Mar 9th

Part of our new series of longer writing workshops for in-depth learning and moments of creation within the class.

Ready to tackle that writing project? Want to kickstart your writing habit? Cast aside excuses and roll up your sleeves.

Spark your creativity and build your practice in CRAFT TALKS’ new 6-week boot camp for all genres! Be guided with firm deadlines, engaging writing exercises, and valuable weekly feedback. Throughout this journey, you’ll cultivate the practice of regular writing during the workshop and weave that habit into your future writing practice. By the end of the 6-week session, you’ll leave with at least 6 pieces and a collection of techniques and processes that will set you up for success well after the boot camp concludes. Break through barriers to writing and unleash your wild creativity!

 

Every Saturday for 6 weeks, students will meet with the instructor at 2 pm Eastern time for a 90-minute session featuring:

  • lecture on approach and creative process
  • writing prompt, reading material, and brainstorming
  • facilitated sharing
  • three prompts to use in your own time
Over these six weeks, you will …
  • PRACTICE scheduled creativity to build the habit
  • WRITE initial drafts of at least six new pieces
  • RECEIVE twelve writing prompts you can use to continue your practice well after the course concludes
  • SHARE your work with others for in-class feedback
  • LEARN from texts that demonstrate wild creativity and
  • RECEIVE written instructor feedback on 800 words each week, for a total of 4,000 words

Live sessions will be hosted via Zoom. Discover “low-stakes” writing and risk-taking as a creative process to generate drastically new approaches to creating work.  Community support and feedback also encourage creativity and foster a sense of unity, even over Zoom.

This workshop is for:

  • writers of all genres
  • writers of all levels of experience and publication
  • writers who are feeling stuck
  • writers who want to explore new ways to generate material, take risks and try new things
  • writers who want to create new pieces
  • writers who want to participate in a supportive, fun, online community
  • writers having trouble fitting creativity into their daily routine

Course Syllabus

Closed captioning is available. ✔

Think you might miss a class? No worries, replays will be available.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

MEGAN BAXTER is the author of three books of creative nonfiction. Her most recent essay collection “Twenty Square Feet of Skin” was released in May 2023 from Mad Creek Books. She has won numerous national awards including a Pushcart Prize. Her work can be found in publications such as The Threepenny Review, Hotel Amerika, The Florida Review, and Creative Nonfiction Magazine. She holds a MFA in Creative Nonfiction and a BA in poetry.

Megan lives in New Hampshire where she runs her own small, organic farm and teaches creative writing. As an instructor, Megan mentors writers of all ages and seeks to develop cross-genre and innovative creative writing pedagogy for her workshops and classes. Recently, her creative focus has shifted to fiction. She is working on a novel as well as short stories and flash forms.

Megan’s writing philosophy is one of beauty and elevation to celebrate and connect. She believes in brevity, clarity, and generosity in a text. Landscapes and the natural world hold a particularly powerful place in her creative work. She loves musicality in language, no matter what genre she’s writing in. She hopes that her work enriches readers.

THE FINE PRINT

We understand that life can get in the way of your plans. We want you to be able to get the most out of your course, and our refund policy is designed to balance your need for flexibility with our deadlines and obligations to our teachers.

Before the first class, you may request a refund  (less a $25 processing fee).
After class begins, you may request credit for the remaining value of the course (less a $25 processing fee).

Credit may be applied to other CRAFT TALKS offerings.

Please keep in mind that no refunds or credits will be issued after February 12th.

Questions? Please email Info@craft-talks.com

Details

Start:
February 3 @ 2:00 pm EST
End:
March 9 @ 3:30 pm EST
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http://craft-talks.com/wp

Venue

Zoom Meeting

Organizer

Megan Baxter
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