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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Generator Bootcamp

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

This course has a very clear mission: devote three hours of your life to writing. Through a series of fun, directed, in-class writing exercises inspired by short published texts, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction (and perhaps a little poetry, too). Via these writing prompts, we'll find ideas and situations with dramatic or literary potential; write detailed and sensory description; construct characters, settings, and vivid dialogue; play with the sound of language; and help you find your voice. We'll share the work we produce in class, and briefly discuss its strengths and offer suggestions for further development and revision. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers. Note that this is not a course in the fundamentals of fiction, nonfiction or poetry, but an opportunity for beginners and advanced students to begin to generate material for new work.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!