Bring a pencil and paper, and we’ll try some exercises to get the words flowing: a simple algorithm to generate poetic metaphors and similes, writing from images, and a guided meditation for writers. Two of the exercises are recyclable, meaning you can add them to your writing practice and use them again and again. We’ll spend most of our time in this session writing, not sharing our writing. At the end, you’ll have the option to help other writers by sharing about your personal strategies for moving past writer’s block. For all levels.
Adrielle Stapleton was a high school and middle school Latin teacher, graduate teaching assistant, and university adjunct from 2006–2009. She was nominated to the list of graduate instructors ranked as excellent at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the spring of 2021, she taught a songwriting workshop online for students aged 10–18. She is a professional copy editor.Register