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This class will include plenty of writing prompts to capture and process the magnitude of the times we are currently living. There will also be assigned reading and discussion of the many techniques authors use to capture crisis and make meaning in times of distress. No writing experience is required–only the desire to explore this historical moment on the page and express yourself creatively.

Julia Green – Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm, July 28-August 25 (TACOL 2020)


About instructor Julia Green:

“It started in the closet, when I was 8 years old. Amid coats and dresses, sitting on the bathroom stool I’d dragged in there for a perch, I started filling notebooks with stories. I wrote and wrote, conjuring characters and plots of every kind, enjoying those quiet hours alone with my imagination.

I studied creative writing as an undergraduate at Columbia University (with Ben Marcus, Jonathan Ames, and Thomas Beller) and later earned an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where I studied with Marilynne Robinson, Ethan Canin, Jim McPherson, Elizabeth McCracken, and Edward Carey.

I have taught writing to students of all ages. I believe everyone has a unique voice that deserves to be heard and that writing can be a joyful, empowering process that enriches our humanity. The only thing I love more than writing is teaching writing.”


This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.


All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!