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Old typewriter sitting on a table outside set against ferns and ivy Spring Writers' Lab Session 2 CEXTN45-202140 is a Course

Spring Writers' Lab Session 2 CEXTN45-202140

Apr 8 - May 7, 2021

$195 Enroll

Full course description

Instructor Nora Boxer

Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, 4/8/21-5/6/21

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. We also do a weekly generative creative writing exercise that helps us warm up and stretch our 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.

Materials list: Pen and paper

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. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.

Nora Boxer is a fiction writer, poet, editor and educator. Boxer has taught creative writing workshops with City Extension for six years, during which time she gained a huge following of students, many repeating the workshop time and again. Boxer lives in Milwaukee where she is pursuing her PhD in creative writing and teaching in the undergraduate department. To learn more, please visit her website at