This summer, through the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, I’m teaching **online** classes — open to writers everywhere! All genres and levels, too.

Beyond Writing: Learn the “where” and “how” of finding and assessing various writing opportunities — such as, residencies/retreats, conferences, publications and contests — and navigating the submission process for each. This is not just a class with a bunch of “tips,” rather an active experience for writers who are looking to put themselves out there in new ways but don’t know where to start. Students will be writing (and workshopping) an artist statement, applying for opportunities, and submitting their work. Monday evenings, beginning July 27, register here.

Freewriting Intensive: End the summer strong by generating fresh work for the fall. Through intensive freewriting and class discussion, we will delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. This class is for first-time writers, writers in the muddled middle of a longer project, and writers feeling directionless after time away from the page. Like going to the gym for writers, this course is a generative space, organized around writing prompts which underscore certain essentials (sensory details, challenging static characters/situations, objective correlatives, incorporating environment/setting). Weekend of August 29-30, daytime, register here.