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How to Start and Run a Writing Group with Joseph Scapellato

$65.00 · August 15

The idea of this one-session class is to jumpstart a writing group—an independent community of writers who regularly meet (virtually or in real life) to give helpful, generative feedback on one another’s work, to offer friendship, support, and advice, and to make the journey of being a writer more doable.

Start Date

August 15

Day(s) of the Week

Monday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Location

Zoom (online)

Sessions

1

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

Are you looking for accountability in your writing practice?

Are you looking for a community of fellow writers—a community that you can participate in, actively?

If so, then this class is for you!  

The idea of this one-session class is to jumpstart a writing group—an independent community of writers who regularly meet (virtually or in real life) to give helpful, generative feedback on one another’s work, to offer friendship, support, and advice, and to make the journey of being a writer more doable.  We’ll discuss literary citizenship, explore different models for organizing and running writing groups, and end with concrete “first steps” for action.  There will be the opportunity for you to form, join, or revitalize a writing group, right then and there.

The goal will be for everyone to walk out feeling excited to participate in meaningful ways in a writing group.

About Joseph Scapellato

Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel The Made-Up Man (2019) and the story collection Big Lonesome (2017). He was born in the suburbs of Chicago and earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University. His work appears in Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Post Road, and other places, and has been anthologized in 40 Stories, Gigantic Worlds: Science Flash Fiction, and The Best Innovative Writing. Joseph is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Bucknell University and lives in Lewisburg, PA, with his wife, daughter, and dog. He's been teaching classes at StoryStudio Chicago since 2015.