Who's Afraid of Freewriting? (with Jyotsna "Jo" Sreenivasan) - ONLINE
You’ve no doubt heard about free writing—the technique of writing without stopping for a specified amount of time or pages. But are you, perhaps, afraid to try it? Or have you tried it but fear you are doing it “wrong”? Or maybe you’re not sure if this technique will be helpful for you? This class will start with the scientific basis of free writing (turning on the right brain) and then ease students into free writing with very short, judgment-free sessions. We will then explore how to use free writing for any aspect of your writing, such as generating ideas, getting started with a scene, character development, dialogue, and endings. We will also touch on using free writing for personal growth. This class is suitable for all writers at any level and in any genre. Limited to 12 writers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please let us know what genre(s) you primarily write in in the "Notes" section at checkout, so that Jyo can tailor prompts to the different genres people are writing in.
WHEN: Sunday, December 5 (1 - 3pm EST)
WHERE: Online via Zoom video conference
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
JYOTSNA “JO” SREENIVASAN is the author of the short story collection These Americans and the novel And Laughter Fell From the Sky. Both are about Indian Americans in the Midwest. Her short stories have been published in literary magazines, including Copper Nickel, Tampa Review, and Tiferet. Some of her stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She was selected as a Fiction Fellow at the 2021 Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. For more information about Jyotsna as well as other writers who are children of immigrants, please see www.SecondGenStories.com.
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ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email (please see above note about receiving the Zoom link). All online instructors will log on to the video conference a few minutes before the start of the session, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with the Zoom format, though we are not able to offer technical assistance beyond basic Zoom orientation.
REFUND & CREDIT POLICIES AT PVWW
If you withdraw from a workshop ten days or more before the start of the class: You'll receive full credit toward another workshop OR a full refund. If you withdraw from a workshop nine days before the start of the class up until 48 hours before: You'll receive a refund minus 20%. If you withdraw from a workshop less than 48 hours before the start of a class or after the class has begun: We are not able to offer you credit toward another class or any refund, unless in the case of a medical emergency, or if we are able to fill your spot. If you are absent on the day of your workshop or miss it for any reason, we are unable to offer any kind of refund. If we have to cancel a class for any reason, you will receive a full refund, or if you choose, credit in the amount of your payment, to be used for any future PVWW class. Anyone who does not specify whether they would like a refund or a credit for a cancelled class will automatically be refunded. Please contact Joy (email@example.com) for all matters concerning credit and refunds.