Conquer writer’s block and explore the power of daily journaling to fuel your imagination to develop a consistent writing practice with Gabriel Bump. Ideal for writers of all skill levels and genres.

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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, Jun 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27 from 6-8pm ET.

Struggle with writer’s block? Need to dig deep into a character’s emotion? Feeling overwhelmed with daily life and struggling to clear headspace for writing fiction? Led by Gabriel Bump, in this six-session workshop, students will learn how a daily journaling practice can help our creative pursuits. After each session, students will receive prompts to take home with them. You can use the prompts to develop a work-in-progress or build a standalone piece. The main goal of this workshop is to form a daily writing practice. You can use your journaling sessions to write short stories, novels, poems, essays, or screenplays. This is a multi-genre workshop for all skill levels.

We’ll read diaries, essays, poems, and short stories from Lydia Davis, Joan Didion, Virginia Woolf, Josep Pla, Sonny Rollins, Daniil Kharms, and others. We’ll see how dedicating time each day to writing entries, both long and short, will sharpen our perception skills, strengthen our sentence-level structure, and keep us warm for the “serious” work of long form projects. Class time will be divided between sharing, discussion, and prompts.

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Instructor: Gabriel Bump

Gabriel Bump’s nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Slam magazine, the Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and other publications. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He p is the author of Everywhere You Don’t Belong (Workman, 2020), a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2020 and an Electric Lit Favorite Novel of 2020.