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You've Been Prompted! is great for writers trying to get a feel for their writing style, who are interested in exploring another type of writing if they’re used to writing in a specific genre, new to writing, or who just like the challenge of writing spontaneous thoughts that can later be turned into longer works.
In this three session workshop, participants will be introduced to or re-familiarize themselves with the structure of various writing genres. Using a mix of writing prompts drawn from music, current catch phrases, idioms, reinterpretations of internet acronyms, variations on well known quotes, and other sources, participants will be inspired to compose the beginning of essays, flash fiction, short stories, and monologues.
Word limits and timed reading parameters will used to help with editing thoughts. For the last class, participants will be asked to prepare a two minute (approximately 300 words) piece to share; constructive feedback will be provided. The last 15 minutes of each session will be devoted to answering questions specific to what participants are writing for the class.
All class meetings will be held via Zoom. The link to join your Zoom classroom will be provided on the morning of your class. Please check spam folders if you do not receive an email confirmation upon registration. For more information on how to download or use Zoom, please click here.
Author/writer, artist, and professional speaker, tina scott lassiter’s essays in response to current events/issues and as reflections on daily existence, are featured in midnight & indigo and Solstice Literary Magazine, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and BSW Chronicles websites. Judges for the anthology, Stay Salty: Life in the Garden State selected one of her essays to be included in a printed volume in 2021. A lover of words since the age of six, her first book, morsels of peeps…mindful musings, inspirational thoughts, quiet images was published in 2018; she has completed the manuscript for a second book that contains both humorous and deeply reflective essays that cover different periods of her life and is working on a novel. tina blogged about eclectic topics and issues for over 10 years, has journaled for over 20, and taught journaling to pediatric residents at Children’s Hospital, to students enrolled in a healing arts program at two high schools, and to adults as part of a creative learning module at Phillips at THEARC, all in Washington, DC. A former Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing for LaGuardia Community College in New York, she served as Art Editor/Columnist for an aspiring multicultural arts magazine while living in NYC, and co-edited and wrote for Janus, her campus literary magazine, while attending Howard University.
We offer full refunds for cancellation with written notice up until 7 days before your class start date. From 6 days to more than 24 hours before class begins, we offer a 50% refund. If you drop a class less than 24 hours before the class begins or after it has started, you are ineligible for a refund.