Bucket Lists and Background Stories: A Writing Workshop and a Potpourri of Prompts
This workshop draws upon previous popular writing workshops facilitated by award-winning writer and frequent GMALL instructor, Elayne Clift, whose work is widely published in a variety of venues. Each of the five weekly sessions will have a different theme and set of prompts, both verbal and visual. As we share what we have written in various genres (essay, memoir, poetry, short fiction), either in class or as homework for the following week, supportive, interactive feedback will hone writing skills. The workshop will be on Zoom but will not be recorded to ensure confidentiality. Come prepared to listen, learn, laugh, and discover the writer in you!
This class will meet on Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7.
Elayne Clift, a Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, is an award-winning writer and journalist, a writing workshop leader, and a lecturer. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in numerous publications internationally. A regular columnist for the Keene Sentinel and the Brattleboro Commons, and a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, she has written for various magazines and periodicals. Her novel, Hester’s Daughters, a contemporary, feminist retelling of The Scarlet Letter, appeared in 2012 and her award-winning short story collection, Children of the Chalet, was published by Braughler Books (2015). Her latest book is Around the World in 50 Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad (Braughler Books, 2019).