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Writing Workshop with Jennifer Passaro (3-part class)

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Step into the writing life this December at Emerge.

Whether you’ve been writing for years, journal on occasion, or are curious about putting your pen to paper, this three-part workshop led by published author Jennifer Passaro will foster the transformative power of writing.

Jennifer will open each workshop reading a particular style of literary craft and use that conversation to jump into several writing exercises. The group will spend the last half of the class workshopping your creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Jennifer will close each session with a writing task for the next week, using the poetic form to illuminate the writing process.

In advance of the workshop, please submit a piece of writing you are interested in workshopping by December 1 (1,000 words or less of prose or 1-2 poems) (instructions on how to submit will be provided in your registration confirmation). If you do not have something to workshop, please submit a piece of work you find inspiring with a brief note about why.

This three-part workshop will meet on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., on:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17

Participation in all four classes is critical.

Event Details:

  • Participants ages 16 and up are welcome to register.
  • Please provide us with the info of each individual attending if you are registering more than one person.
  • Street parking around Emerge is monitored Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. You can park for two hours free during that time. The parking garage across from Emerge is 2 hours free and $1/hr thereafter.
  • Please arrive five minutes early to set your things down and find a seat as class will start promptly.

Cost of registration includes instruction, a single spiral notebook and a capped pen. If you have your own notebook and writing utensil you’d prefer, please bring them.

Questions? Email programming@emergecda.com

About Jennifer Passaro:

Jennifer Passaro is a published poet and freelance journalist who believes in literature’s power to create compassion, community, and the spark of wonder in our lives. She writes in the morning, when the house is still asleep and, in the evening, when dinner simmers on the stove and the day takes its pause. She seeks out stories that illuminate the human condition and celebrate the musical quality of language. She has spent the majority of her writing life working in what Mary Clearman Blew coined the roughhewn circle, a literary community that spans from southern Idaho, into western Montana, brimming across the Idaho panhandle into eastern Washington and Oregon.


December 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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