Online Writing About Everyday Life

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Tue, Sep 08, 8:30pm - Oct 13, 9:30pm Eastern Time (6 sessions)

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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Rachael Nevins

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this writing class:

Writers often find their richest material in their everyday lives. This material is easy to overlook as too pedestrian because it’s hard to see what’s so close to us. The exceptional poet James Schuyler revealed his longing for home in writing about his breakfast and Yannis Ritsos revealed his and his fellow prisoners’ anguish in exile in writing about daily life in a prison camp. In this six-week class, we’ll try out different narrative and persona techniques that will enable us to access our own material, finding ways to write about our deepest longings even in the details of our everyday lives. We will discuss and draw from models by such writers as Ross Gay, Matthew Rohrer, Rachel Zucker, and others.

Each week we will submit exercises and give and receive critiques, including from the teacher. All readings and assignments will be provided in the online classroom, and there will be a weekly one-hour typed chat in which we’ll discuss writing and the assignments. Chat transcripts are always available to students unable to attend. 

Open to all writers of both poetry and prose (memoir or fiction).


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

In accordance with NY state law, all tuition except $50 is refundable if cancellation is made at least one week before the first class meets. The $50 is applicable to a future class. Students eligible for applying the $50 to a future class must register by phone and mention the credit at the time of registration.

All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made less than one week before the first class meets. All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made by 5:00 pm on the fifth business day after the first class meets. If the class meets Mondays, cancellation must be made by 5:00 pm on the Monday following the first class. No refunds will be granted afterwards.

All classes and dates are subject to change and cancellation. The Writers Studio cannot be responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for classes missed as a result of students' illnesses, emergencies or events beyond the students' control. Please be advised that classes may go a little later or end a little earlier than the hours designated on the website. We make every effort to honor these designated times, but there is some variability.

Occasionally, a class may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions or other acts of God. We will make every effort to offer makeup sessions when it is possible, but no refunds will be granted in any case.

The Writers Studio reserves the right to deny service to anyone.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Rachael Nevins 6 $325
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Sep 15 8:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Rachael Nevins
Tue, Sep 22 8:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Rachael Nevins
Tue, Sep 29 8:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Rachael Nevins
Tue, Oct 06 8:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Rachael Nevins
Tue, Oct 13 8:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Rachael Nevins

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