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Robert Wilder - Tell Your Story

Robert Wilder

This is a studio class focused on creative production, so expect to write copiously and expansively, using prompts as jumping-off points and experimenting with ways to shed new light on our work. The advantage of this online, not-for-credit format is its flexibility. Regardless of your length of experience or level of expertise, this course has the potential to be as demanding as you want it to be—or as gently inviting. If you're ready to turn up the heat on your writing practice and generate serious new material, you can push yourself to respond to each daily prompt and follow up with the more promising starts, dive into the craft discussions, read the optional selections, share your work with the group, and offer useful feedback to the other writers' work. Conversely, if you're looking for a way to gradually re-invigorate your writing (or to embark on a new dream), you can select among activities and set a pace that feels right to you. This is not a traditional workshop or critique group; instead, we will create a supportive community devoted to help each other get to the next paragraph, page or draft. The combination of filling pages and examining form and technique will help us deepen our practice and examine our process.

Link to Instructor Letter.

Robert Wilder is the author of two critically acclaimed books of essays: Tales From The Teachers' Lounge and Daddy Needs a Drink. His debut novel, NICKEL, was called “A humorous, poignant, and formidable debut” by Booklist (starred review).
He has published essays in NewsweekDetailsSalonParentingCreative NonfictionWorking Mother and numerous anthologies. He has been a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, The Madeleine Brand Show, On Point and other national and regional radio programs. Wilder's column, "Daddy Needs A Drink," was printed monthly in the Santa Fe Reporter for close to a decade. He was awarded the inaugural Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation. Wilder lives and teaches in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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