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SUMMER NIGHTS / SUMMER WRITES: A Generative Workshop for all Genres with Amber Wheeler Bacon

  • 04 Jun 2024
  • 25 Jun 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 04 Jun 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 11 Jun 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 18 Jun 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 25 Jun 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom



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SUMMER NIGHTS / SUMMER WRITES: A Generative Workshop for all Genres

This workshop series is designed for writers of all genres to generate a ton of material over the course of June. Using examples from short fiction, nonfiction and poetry to guide us, we’ll move through a succession of writing prompts that employ both informal and formal prompts (i.e. photographs, abecedarians, found forms, the senses, ekphrasis, mad libs and more). By the end of June, you’ll have a boatload of new work to finesse over the rest of the summer.

Ditch your comfort zone and let’s write some weird and wonderful stuff together! If you miss a week, that’s okay. Sessions will be recorded and shared weekly.

AN ADDED BONUS! The series includes written editorial feedback on one piece of writing written over the course of the month as well as an individual 20-minute meeting with me during the first week of July to discuss your work and answer any questions you may have about writing and publication.

OMG ANOTHER BONUS! The series will conclude with an Open Mic in mid-July for those wishing to participate. You’ve done the work, now share it with the world!

WEEK 1, Tuesday, 6/4: Using the senses

WEEK 2, Tuesday 6/11: Found forms & structures

WEEK 3, Tuesday, 6/18: The objects all around us

WEEK 4, Tuesday, 6/25: Generative revision strategies

Member price: $140

Nonmember price: $175

Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer and teacher whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in CrazyhorseEcotoneEpiphanyFive PointsNew Ohio Review, Post RoadPrairie Schooner and Witness. You can find her writing online at PloughsharesCRAFT, Fiction Writer’s Review and New South. She’s the recipient of the 2018 Breakout Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a 2021 Bread Loaf scholarship. She received the 2022 Lit/South Award for flash fiction, a 2023 Prairie Schooner Award and was a finalist for the 2023 Chautauqua Janus Prize, nominated by Ecotone Magazine. Amber has an MFA from Bennington College and teaches English at Coastal Carolina University. She’s been a staff reader for Ploughshares, a fiction editor at Four Way Review, Managing Editor for South Carolina Writers Association publications and a daily editor at the Southern Review of Books. She lives by the beach in South Carolina. Amber is represented by Amy Bishop-Wycisk at Trellis Literary Management.


Also join Amber Wheeler Bacon for Wake Up & Write: A Daily Writing Accountability Group. Register here.

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