From the Magazine

Classroom as Community: Creating Safe Spaces in Creative Nonfiction Workshops

by
Erika Anderson and Brian Gresko
8.17.16

The writing workshop model presents a certain degree of risk—sharing artistic work inherently involves becoming vulnerable to critique and potential emotional fallout. Perhaps none experience this risk more than creative nonfiction writers, whose memoirs and essays are often deeply personal. Here, two writing workshop facilitators offer a set of guidelines for developing a safe, respectful workshop environment.

Academic Alternatives: The DIY MFA

by
Michael Bourne
8.20.14

From Julia Fierro’s Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in Brooklyn to Edan Lepucki’s Writing Workshops Los Angeles, writers across the country are launching their own community-based workshops as a viable alternative to the traditional writing path.

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