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Writers Workshops

Teachers-as-Writers: Jumpstart Your Writing with Short Forms 2022-408/Online & In-Person

Course #2022-408
Mondays Starting October 17 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 5 weeks via Zoom & 6th week in-person on Saturday, December 3, 10 am – 1 pm at Inprint House (please note that the class will not meet on Oct 31 and Nov 21)
Cost: $45 Instructor: Anna Mebel

Please note that the first 5 meetings of this workshop will take place on Mondays and is conducted online via Zoom and the final meeting will be in person on a Saturday. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.


This tuition-free workshop is open only to K-12 educators, underwritten by Bobbi Samuels/The Samuels Foundation. Please note this workshop will not meet on Monday, October 31 or Monday, November 21. 

For educators, time is of the essence. How do we make use of the small minutes available to us for creativity and reflection? In this course, we will focus on short forms, like the flash essay and the fifty-word story, to see how compression invites innovation.

We will complete generative exercises in class to get us writing and experimenting, using writers such as Sei Shōnagon, Lydia Davis, and Jamaica Kincaid as models. Outside of class, we will focus on revision and drafting from our generative exercises. Together we will workshop our revisions, building community and becoming better readers for one another’s work.

about the instructor

ANNA MEBEL is the author of the chapbook Eradicate Sex Chemicals! (dancing girl press) and the co-editor of Figure 1. Her writing has been published in Sixth FinchThe JournalThe RupturePinwheelTin House Open Bar, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Syracuse University.

Please note that the registration fee and tuition for online workshops are non-refundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings, click here.