Summer Wood – Write It New

Summer Wood

Summer Wood

Write It New (multi-genre)

The aim of this class is to prompt, nudge, coax, goad, inspire, and startle each member into generating fresh and exciting work. Both novice and seasoned writers will benefit from (optional) daily writing prompts, weekly readings, frequent craft talks, and an ongoing discussion forum that will help to crank up the heat on our personal writing practice. Not a critique group, we’ll create an engaged and supportive community devoted to witnessing and encouraging each writer’s work, respectfully challenging each member to risk new ventures and explore unfamiliar territory. The elements of narrative craft will guide us to deepen, expand and enrich our writing process.

Link to Instructor Letter.

Summer Wood is the author of two novels: Raising Wrecker, set amid the giant trees of Northern California’s magical Lost Coast, and Arroyo, placed in the fictional terrain of northern New Mexico. Raising Wrecker was recognized with the WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction and was a Book-of-the-Month Club Selection and a BookBrowse Editors’ Choice. A recipient of the $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation, Wood currently serves as Executive Editor for Voices from the American Land. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Cutthroat, Flyway, the Indiana Review, and other places, and she has taught for the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference and, online, for Rananim.

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