Creativity: Accessing Inspiration in Creative Writing

If you love to write creatively but struggle with finding the time, motivationĀ and perseverance to complete projects, you are not alone! All of us were born with a natural desire to create, but our adult lifestyles can sap much of the joy, freedomĀ and lightness from our early impulses.

Get back in in touch with your creative headspace by exploring both the barriers to creativity and the strategies that help you re-connect with your passion for writing. Each class touches on a particular barrier to creativity and offers concrete strategies to address it. We then dive into writing, reading and discussing a short piece of fiction or poetry before enjoying meditative time to write.

This class is ideal for poets and fiction writers who want to get back in touch with their writing practice. It's also a great course for writers in the midst of working on longer projects for which they're having trouble sustaining momentum.


Jaime deBlanc-Knowles

Jaime deBlanc-Knowles holds an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been published in Post Road and Meridian, and she is currently working on her second novel.

This class requires all participants to complete and sign a university Release and Indemnification Agreement before being considered enrolled in the class. Bring the completed form to the first class meeting and turn in to your instructor.

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January 16, 2019 to February 20, 2019

Class Days: Wednesday
Class Times: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Opa Coffee House
Fee: $80
Program ID: IC19221

March 25, 2019 to April 29, 2019

Class Days: Monday
Class Times: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Opa Coffee House
Fee: $80
Program ID: IC19224