Don’t Write Alone: Notes from Class

Ode for the Ants: A Love Song for My 2021 Generator Students

Have you ever walked into a room of twelve strangers sitting quiet at a long table, bodies poised toward the nervous, generous edge of a year-long wade into manuscript-making?

Dec 09, 2021
The Intimacy of Teaching Creative Writing

Enjoy this conversation between Lynn Steger Strong and Laura Spence-Ash and read novel excerpts from her 12-Month Generator students in this graduation showcase.

What Can a Poetry Collection Do?

Read a conversation with Angel Nafis and Alexis Aceves Garcia and discover poems from our 12-Month Poetry Generator students in this publication showcase.

Nov 04, 2021
2020 & 2021 Generator Audio Showcase

As part of their graduation showcase, our 12-month generator students have been given the option to read, record, and share an excerpt of their projects.

Jul 16, 2021
The Best Books I Read in 2020

The best books I read weren’t reviewed in the ‘Times’ or on hold at the library or stacked in a TBR pile. They were in my inbox.

Jul 14, 2021
Revise Toward Praise, Not Away From Criticism

Revising toward praise gives a writer a direction to go, something to build to instead of something to run from.

Jun 14, 2021
Making Space for Writing in 2020

A new life can grow inside a book once you realize you’re not making it all for yourself.

My Ten Students Finished Their Ten Books—in the Middle of the Pandemic

We don't talk about witnessing when we talk about writing, but I witnessed my students finish their essay collections in a year-long program.

Apr 07, 2021