Writing the Unexpected: Workshop Intensive

Saturday, July 30, 2016

9:30am – 12:30pm


Ellen Hauptli’s studio will be a source for inspiration, conversation, and playfulness in this generative workshop suitable for poets and prose writers. We will use visual ephemera, art, and the outdoors to experiment, get out of old habits, and create new work. Along the way we will attend to the craft of poetry to learn tricks and tips from published pieces. Our goals will be to establish a positive environment for critical feedback and community, write new pieces, and leave with a collection of writing exercise to draw upon in your own practice.

Fee: $35. Includes handouts.

Materials: Bring a notebook and pen or pencil.


Valerie Wallace holds an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught workshops and seminars throughout Chicago. She has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference Award, and was selected by Margaret Atwood for the Atty Award. An editor with RHINOPoetry, Valerie is also the author of a chapbook, The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping and the manuscript House of McQueen, shortlisted for the Four Way Books Prize, Bittingham/Pollak Prize, and longlisted for others.