Right to Write (March 2021 - February 2022)
Monthly Writing Workshops to Keep You On Track, Fueled Up, and Inspired
THE 2021/22 RIGHT TO WRITE IS SOLD OUT! If you are interested in being on the waiting list -- or in joining another workshop -- please email me: sarah at sentilles dot com. Thank you!
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 9, 2021: Echo
April 13, 2021: Breaks
May 11, 2021: Almost
June 8, 2021: Objects
July 13, 2021: Site Specific
August 10, 2021: Silence/Unsaid
September 14, 2021: Call & Response
October 12, 2021: Repair
November 9, 2021: Longing
December 14, 2021: Lyric
January 11, 2022: Beyond
February 8, 2022: Distance
We’ll meet in virtual space on the second Tuesday of every month from 8-10 pm Eastern/ 5-7 pm Pacific (which will be Wednesday mornings for those of you in Australia). 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.
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 Stranger Care, which will be published by Random House in May 2021. Her book Draw Your Weapons 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.