Yes, the Writers Workshop Project is up next Tuesday, 6-9:00pm. I welcome writers of all genres and levels. This is a great time for you to try out a workshop that supports your writing desires, helps train you, and gets you into conversations with other writers. See you next week, God willing, and if the creeks don’t rise! – Michael
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Here is a photo from Tuesday’s workshop. It was wonderful to have Scott, John, Malcolm, and Sarah back after the one-year WWP hiatus. We discussed our writing lives, I led a lesson on revision and story endings, we analyzed a wonderful Andre Dubus short story, “Woman on a Plane,” and finally critiqued Malcolm’s draft opinion piece, and John’s draft flash fiction pieces. For me, it was great to work with everyone again.
The anthology Fresh Brews by the Spalding Brewhouse Poets is out. Happy to be involved in this project showcasing poems of local, recent graduates of the Spalding MFA. You can buy a copy from my online marketplace .
At Indiana University Southeast where I teach in the Writing Program we were recently given approval for a creative writing minor. Now students who wish to study creative writing can have official recognition of that on their transcripts for the first time since 1997.
I’m excited to have competed for and been given the position of Academic Affairs Diversity Coordinator at Indiana University Southeast. For three years I’ll work with my colleagues in diversity and across campus to help make Southeast more diverse in its atmosphere, curriculum, and presence. I’ll still be teaching, but with a lighter load so I can concentrate on the new position.
I want to take a moment to thank my colleague in the Writing Program Dr. Jacob Babb for starting the faculty writing group on campus. This spring it helped me work steadily (well, work at all, now and then) on a paper about three novels. It is going to continue this summer, and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet faculty working on their research across campus, and work on creating better writing habits.
I’m so pleased to announce the next Writer’s Workshop Project meeting!
The Writers Workshop Project (WWP) is like a monthly mini writers’ conference. Each meeting includes socializing/discussing our writing lives, a lesson with exercises on writing craft, and a moderated workshop. If you don’t have a draft, bring your editor’s hat and help critique. Many writers attend just to be inspired. Whether you come for socializing with writers, the craft lesson, or to observe and help workshop, you are welcome. The WWP is open to writers of all levels and genres.
Meetings are usually held one per month.
Maximum attendance = 8 people
Contact me for questions at workshops/atsign/michael-jackman.com
If you must cancel, please give 24 hours' notice to receive a refund minus a $10 reservation fee. (If I have to cancel for any reason, your total fee is always refunded.)
In honor of restarting the WWP, you may enter coupon code WELCOMEBK in your shopping cart for $5 off the usual price when you try the WWP for the first time.
I look forward to working with you!
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Maybe writers are the types who can’t just do one thing – In my spare time I like to make rough cuts of cover songs and sometimes write my own – here’s a brand new cover of “Act Naturally” by Buck Owens. It’s unadorned, quick takes – so if you prefer studio-pretty, don’t like it rough and unpretty, it won’t be for you. But thanks for listening!
As you’ve heard, I’m bringing back the WWP. It’s been a little over a year, and I’m excited to teach and work with writers in the community again. This is to remind you that the first new workshop is tomorrow. There’s a coupon with a discount to celebrate the re-start. Do please e-mail me back if you are planning on coming so I can be ready with copies and such. More information and register here: michael-jackman.com/writers-workshop-project/. If you have problems registering, let me know. Thanks, writers!