WRITE IT! Sessions

If you’d like to join one or several of the writing sessions below, or would simply like to be added to our mailing list, please drop us a line at sunjuneliterary@gmail.com.

Jessica & Nickole will be offering a series of drop-in generative writing workshops on Zoom for writers of all ages and levels of experience. Though we recommend you buy the book of prompts that will be the basis for these workshops, the sessions are absolutely free. It’s our intention that these gatherings be a safe, welcoming space open and inspiring for writers of all genres.

Each workshop will be stand-alone, meaning there are no prerequisite sessions required nor any preparations necessary to join. We might build on ideas presented in earlier sessions, but each class will be unique from the rest. Feel free to sign up for as many (or as few) classes as you wish. 

In general, we’ll be following the prompts in Write It!, but each session will go deeper than the book allows, talking about the concepts behind the prompts and sharing creative work by others. During each class, there will also be times in which we’ll invite participants to share what they’ve written by speaking out and/or sharing their words in the chat, but this is certainly not required. Depending on class size, we can’t guarantee that everyone who wants to share will have the chance to do so.  

Know that we take absolutely no ownership over the work you’ll create in class. What you write is—as always—absolutely yours to share or publish or do with as you please. Should you post work created in our sessions online, we’d love it if you use the hashtag #writeitjournal so that we can stop to appreciate the work created from our time together. 

We’ll be meeting every other Tuesday and hope this will be a time to do the hard, good work of writing without undue pressure or predetermined goals. We aim to inspire and foster a community that will nurture one another as each of us sets out to continue drafting on our own. 

If you’d like to join one or several of the writing sessions below, or would simply like to be added to our mailing list, please drop us a line at sunjuneliterary@gmail.com.

April 20, 2021: SunJune Summer Survival Kit
7:00-8:30 pm EST, The final free Write It! generative writing workshop for spring, led by Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs, with special guest Laure-Anne Bosselaar

May 15, 2021: All Up In Your Feels
2-3 pm EST, In case you missed our Valentine’s Day course, this is another chance to delve into love poems with us at this poetry workshop with the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival (the festival asks for a $25 registration fee)

*2021 dates will continue to be announced*

Past WRITE IT! Events
April 6, 2021: Free WRITE IT! Session: For Dappled Things

March 28, 2021: Sponsored by Lit Youngstown, “Coming Back to Your Senses”

March 23, 2021: Free WRITE IT! Session: Clothes Encounters

March 9, 2021: Free WRITE IT! Session: A Matter of Taste

March 4, 2021: Sponsored by Beloit Poetry Journal, “Art as a Resistance & Resilience,” 

February 23, 2021: Free WRITE IT! Session: Awareness is a Time Machine

February 18, 2021. Sponsored by The Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College, a workshop for educators, “Please Come Flying: An Invitation to Teach Poetry”

February 9, 2021: Free WRITE IT! Session: All Up In Your Feels: writing poems of love, loss, & longing

January 26, 2021: Free WRITE IT! Session: The Name Game

January 23, 2021: Presentation of Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire to the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College

January 12, 2021: Free WRITE IT! Session: Metaphors Be with You

December 29, 2020: Free WRITE IT! Session: Reflection & Resolution

December 15, 2020: Free WRITE IT! Session: The Nose Knows (a focus on smell and embodied writing)
(featured guest: Kate McMullen, Assistant Director of Hub City Press)

December 1, 2020: Free WRITE IT! Session: Putting the Body into Embodiment
(featured guest: Kelli Russell Agodon, co-publisher of Two Sylvias Press)

November 17, 2020: Free WRITE IT! Session: A Face to Meet the Faces
(featured guest: Luke Hankins, publisher of Orison Books)

November 3, 2020: Free WRITE IT! Session: Art as Resistance & Resilience

October 28, 2020: A night of writing and conversations about Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire, with co-authors Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs (with Charlotte Lit), ONLINE

October 26, 2020: Book launch for Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire, with co-authors Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs, and special guests Laure-Anne Bosselaar, David George Haskell, and Matthew Olzmann (with Malaprop’s Bookstore), ONLINE

Did you create something from a Write It! prompt you want to share online?
Tag your post #WriteItJournal to share with our community of writers.