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    Ready to get started on that writing project you’ve been thinking about all year?

    "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

    –Toni Morrison

    Open to writers at every level, this class will help you find new inspiration in early drafts and find your voice on the page. While many writing classes and workshops focus in depth on one specific aspect of craft, this class looks to offer a variety of ways writers can begin, return to, jump start, engage with and find the joy in their writing process. Some of things we'll touch on:

    How to find writing prompts in your daily life via news, social media, and podcasts

    Different ways to outline a poem or narrative when you’re having a hard time moving forward

    How to edit new work effectively for personal aesthetic or for publication

    You want to participate in NaNoWriMo but aren't sure where to start.

    You want to approach writing in a new way.

    You've been feeling stuck and want to jump into a new project.


    Faylita Hicks (she/her/they) is a poet, essayist, and interdisciplinary artist. The former Editor-in-Chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, they are the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019) a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize, and shortlisted for the 2019 Julie Suk Award. They have been awarded fellowships and residencies from Tin House, Lambda Literary, Jack Jones Literary Arts, and the Right of Return USA, the first fellowship designed exclusively for previously incarcerated artists.

    Their work has been featured in American Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review, HuffPost, Longreads, Poetry Magazine, Slate, Texas Observer, Texas Monthly and others. Hicks received an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada University. www.FaylitaHicks.com.

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