If you’re hoping to surprise yourself, this summer prose writing workshop will provide fun challenges, supportive community, and will feed your ongoing writing practice. Fiction, essay, and memoir writers are all welcome. Each session will involve in class writing, reading model texts, and workshopping the prose of a classmate. Some of the discussion will be about re-imagining what we mean by “craft” and will draw on Craft in the Real World by Matthew Saleses and Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison. Each member of the class will have one piece workshopped by peers and reviewed, in writing, by the instructor. This course is a continuation of Miah Arnold’s year-round class, and newcomers are very welcome to join.
Robin Reagler is a writer of poetry and prose based in Houston, Texas. Over the past 22 years, she transformed Writers in the Schools (WITS), a small grassroots organization, into a national literary movement with 40 sister programs across the US. Her book Into The The, winner of the Best Book Award, was recently released (Backlash Press) and Night Is This Anyway, will be published by Lily Poetry (March 2022). Reagler is the author of Teeth & Teeth, selected by Natalie Diaz, winner of the Charlotte Mew Prize (Headmistress Press, 2018) and Dear Red Airplane (Seven Kitchens Press, 2012, 2018). She earned an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She has published in Ploughshares, North American Review, Pleiades, Copper Nickel, Iowa Review, Colorado Review, and Zocalo Public Square. The Other Mother: Letters from the Outposts of Lesbian Parenting was named best Houston parenting blog by Nickelodeon in 2009.