Right to Write
Monthly Writing Workshops to Keep You On Track, Fueled Up, and Inspired
RIGHT TO WRITE is a twelve-month writing workshop series. On the second Tuesday of every month, I’ll lead a two-hour, virtual writing workshop based on a theme. You’ll get a mini lecture from me about that theme, a ton of writing exercises you can use on your own again and again, camaraderie (the classes will be on video so we can see each other!), and – perhaps most important of all – accountability.
They say 99% of writing is just keeping your butt in the chair, just showing up and doing the work. But writing is also about not getting stuck in the same old ruts. It’s about experimenting. It’s about feeling so inspired you don’t mind getting up at five in the morning dark to write when everyone else in your household is still asleep. It’s about being part of a community of artists and writers and makers and dreamers trying to imagine our way to a better world.
Here's the schedule:
March 12, 2019: Description
April 9, 2019: Writing about Images
May 14, 2019: Genre
June 18, 2019: Erasure [DATE CHANGE!]
July 9, 2019: Perspective
August 13, 2019: Voice
September 10, 2019: Uncertainty
October 8, 2019: Witness
November 12, 2019: Memory
December 10, 2019: Fragments
January 14, 2020: Juxtaposition
February 11, 2020: Form as Ethics
We’ll meet in virtual space on the second Tuesday of every month from 8-10 pm EST/ 5-7 pm PST. We’ll meet on Zoom, so you’ll be able to see everyone. The classes will be recorded, so if you miss one, you’ll be able to catch up. And I’ll send an email with the prompts and some bonus prompts after every class.
I hope you’ll join us. Tell your friends about it, your writing group, your studio mates, your colleagues. I promise the workshops will inspire you, improve your writing skills, introduce you to new ways of thinking and creating and reading, and help you put creativity at the center of your life.
Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Draw Your Weapons, which won the 2018 PEN Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Ms., Religion Dispatches, Oregon ArtsWatch, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She earned a bachelor's degree at Yale and master's and doctoral degrees at Harvard.