Friday Filler- Summer Writing!

Summer is right around the corner. Or maybe it’s already here? Depends on how you define it–by weather or the calendar or schools letting out. We here at the WLT know one important thing about summer; for many people, it can be the best time of year to focus in on writing and take it to the next level. Workshops and retreats abound, and today we bring you a few of our favorites. No matter how you define summer, we hope yours gets off to a great start!

Two Great New Classes with American Short Fiction

Starting June 8, American Short Fiction launches its first summer class for adults—Introduction to Fiction Writing. The class, held in Austin, offers a wide range of writing exercises and gives students practice generating diverse new material. Get the keys to a creative habit—and join a community of writers. Sign up today.

For those in need of flexible scheduling or living outside of the Austin area, they are also offering Short Story Essentials (online). Log on to the course website and gain access to writing prompts, story discussion, mini lectures on craft, and tips on how to successfully submit to publications. Class begins June 15.

American Short Fiction is offering a special deal, only through the WLT – check out this week’s Footnotes for all the details! (Don’t get the WLT’s weekly Footnotes? It’s easy! Just send your email address to wlt@writersleague.org!)

Hook Your Kids on Writing With Workshops at the Austin Bat Cave!

The Austin Bat Cave is offering a wide range of summer workshops for different age and interest groups. Get your kids into writing the fun (and free!) way. Check out the full list of workshops and descriptions here.

The WLT’s Intensive Four-Track Summer Writing Retreat

Looking for a concentrated writing experience that will take your skills to the next level? Our one-week summer writing retreat in Alpine,
Texas is the perfect summer escape. With intimate class size and intensive courses in revision, writing exercise, nonfiction, and the novel, there is something for every writer. See all of the information on our website.

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