Wednesdays, 4/5-5/3/2023, 6:00-8:00pm PST with optional Engagement Lab for 1-on-1 conferences with the instructor
Both fiction writers and poets are welcome in the Lab, where we come together as practicing writers, each of us bringing our works-in-progress or starting something new. Part of each workshop session is reserved for simply writing together, giving us structure and discipline to work on our projects in virtual community. Don't have an ongoing project, or need a break from yours? Additional weekly prompts will be offered for you to work with during Writing Time.
We also do a generative "warmup" creative writing exercise each session to help us stretch our creativity and words in new directions. We look to published works for inspiration, and talk about issues of craft and narrative as they arise, tailoring these conversations and skill-building to meet the needs of the participants in the group.
Those who have taken previous creative writing workshops are welcome here, as is anyone who wants to get some writing done in a partially-self-directed, virtual-yet-community-based setting. Please note the Lab is repeatable, so if you were in a previous Lab, you're welcome to come again.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. This class is offered through CCSF but is open to anyone and is not for academic credit.
Pen and paper
Nora Boxer has taught a variety of creative writing classes at CCSF Extension since 2015. She loves working with adult writers and supporting a dedicated community of students both new and returning. A former long-term Bay Area resident, Nora is now a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches undergraduate classes. www.noraboxer.com