Thursday, May 12, 2016

Prompt Writing Class at Politics & Prose

I’ll be teaching a prompt writing class in July, at Politics & Prose Bookstore. I’m especially excited because I’m using a new book for a prompt base and I’m trying out a new format…a series of stand-alone classes that will focus (broadly) on a specified topic. First up: PEOPLE!

Here are the details:

Monday, July 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
 Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

$45 (10% off for P&P members)

Explore your creative side safely in this session, one of a series of stand-alone prompt classes. We'll focus on writing about the people in our lives, including ourselves. The class offers discussion and writing exercises designed to get your subconscious flowing. No writing experience necessary! This is a great class for beginners and also for those fiction writers and/or memoirists with more experience who might be stuck in their current project and looking for a jolt of inspiration. The goal is to have fun in a supportive, nurturing environment and to go home with several promising pieces to work on further. Please bring lots of paper and pen/pencil or a fully charged computer. NOTE: New book and all new exercises! Returning participants welcome!

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, ed. by J.D. McClatchy
* Please note: Though this is a poetry book, you are not required to write poetry.

I’ll paraphrase someone who attended my last session: “I thought this would be scary, but it was so fun!”


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.