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Writing By Writers GET THE LEAD OUT! is an online generative workshop that brings all levels of writers together for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of new work.

When:  January 17 - 19, 2025 online over Zoom.

Tuition:  $750 includes one three-day workshop, admittance to all craft talks and readings.

Format:  Workshops will begin in the afternoon of Friday, January 17, 2025, at 1:00pm Pacific and end on Sunday, January 19, 2025, at 4:30pm Pacific. Each day will feature a craft talk by one of our faculty members and participants will split into small groups where they will dissect the art and craft of writing through lectures, writing exercises and class discussions. We won’t be reading and critiquing manuscripts, but rather closely examining elements of craft with the intention of allowing participants to see their work with deeper insight while also generating new material. Each participant will have the opportunity to work in a small group setting with all three faculty members. Whether you are just getting started or have projects that need new life, this workshop will offer inspiration and insight to take you to the next level. 

Faculty: Pam Houston and two more faculty coming soon!

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Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry, most recently In the Lateness of the World (Penguin Press, 2020), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and also Blue Hour (2004), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Angel of History (1995), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, The Country Between Us (1982), winner of the Lamont Prize of the Academy of American Poets, and Gathering the Tribes (1976), winner of the Yale Series of Young Poets Prize. She is also the author of a prose book, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance (Penguin Press, 2019), winner of Juan E. Mendez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice.”  She was one of the first poets to receive the Windham Campbell Prize from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, and in 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award. She has translated the poetry of Claribel Alegría, Robert Desnos, Lasse Söderberg, Fernando Valverde and Mahmoud Darwish. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and in 1990, Lannan Foundation.  Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is Distinguished University Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She lives in Maryland with her husband, photographer Harry Mattison.

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Pam Houston

Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, which won the 2019 Colorado Book Award, the High Plains Book Award and the Reading The West Advocacy Award and more recently, Air Mail: Letters of Politics Pandemics and Place coauthored with Amy Irvine. She is also the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness, Contents May Have Shifted, and four other books of fiction and nonfiction, all published by W.W. Norton. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level on a 120-acre homestead near the headwaters of the Rio Grande and teaches creative writing at UC Davis and at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is cofounder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing by Writers and fiction editor at the Environmental Arts Journal Terrain.org. She raises Icelandic Sheep and Irish Wolfhounds and is a fierce advocate for the Earth. 

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Mona Susan Power

Mona Susan Power is the author of four books of fiction, including The Grass Dancer (a National Bestseller awarded a PEN/Hemingway Prize), Roofwalker (a collection of stories and essays awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize), Sacred Wilderness (a novel which received the Electa Quinney Award), and A Council of Dolls, forthcoming from Mariner/HarperCollins in August 2023. She's a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is also the recipient of several grants in support of her writing which include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, USA Artists Fellowship, McKnight Fellowship, and Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including The Best American Short Stories series, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, and Granta.

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Workshop Schedule*

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

1:00 – 1:15 pm           Welcome & Orientation

1:15 – 3:15 pm           Workshop with faculty

4:00 – 6:00 pm           Small Group Sessions

6:00 – 6:30 pm           Contest Winner Readings

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

10:00 – 12:00 pm      Workshop with Pam Houston

2:00 – 4:00 pm          Small Group Sessions

4:30 – 5:30 pm          Faculty Readings

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

10:00 – 12:00 pm       Workshop with 

2:00 – 4:00 pm           Small Group Sessions

4:00 – 4:30 pm           Wrap-up

 

*  PLEASE NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC

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GET THE LEAD OUT! is open to all levels of writer and is limited to approximately 20 participants per small group to ensure and intimate setting. All the session will be held over Zoom. The total cost of the workshop is $750. 

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel up to 30 days before the event your tuition will be refunded minus a $150 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the event are contingent upon filling your place and will be made only if your place is filled. In the unlikely event that we must cancel a workshop and you do not wish to transfer to another workshop, you will receive a full refund.

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