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New Online Class Now Available!

Hello, there!

I hope this message finds you well, inspired, and in the flow of your writing. I have some exciting news: my new self-paced online course - the first one I am offering directly through my website - is now available!

Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Our Lives, is a 6-unit class that you do on your own and at times that work for you and your schedule. I taught a previous version of this class last year and have greatly expanded it. Each unit contains a video introduction to guide you through the resources, a podcast lecture, curated readings, self-reflective writing prompts, and creative prompts to keep your spirit inspired. Check it out and get started!

Between now and August 1 use the discount code WRITE20 for 20% off

For those whose creativity is best supported in person, individually, or with a small group, I have spots available for personal writing sessions, manuscript development guidance, and coaching you through writing processes and projects. These individualized sessions can be done in person in the San Francisco Bay Area or via video conferencing from anywhere you have internet.

I also invite you to connect with me and our writing community on social media and at the various events noted on the calendar. In the meantime, you can find some writing inspiration on the blog!

Wishing you all the best,

Liz Burke-Cravens

New Online Class!

Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Our Lives an online self-paced class created by Liz Burke-Cravens

In this self-paced class, Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Our Lives, I help you develop a greater understanding of your writer voice and insights about yourself and experience.

The more numerous self-reflective and creative prompts will inspire a robust new body of writing in any genre you choose to work with!

Use discount code WRITE20 for 20% off!

Ongoing Class

Narratives of Self & Society: Writing Life Stories for Change is a self-paced online class created by Liz Burke-Cravens and offered through the Transformative Language Arts Network through January 31, 2020.

This self-paced online course, offered through the Transformative Language Arts Network, will continue to be available through January 31, 2020!

Take your time going through the 10-unit course that guides you in a step-by-step process of personal and social inquiry for the purpose of generating compelling life stories for social change.

Poetry Book of the Month

Our featured poetry book for July is Magical Negro by Morgan Parker.

I was fortunate to see her read from this work last March at the AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon and was blown away by her fierce feminist voice.

Throughout the month, I will share poems, videos, articles, and interviews by Morgan Parker and her work.

Connect with us in conversation on Facebook in our A Brave Space Poets group!

Upcoming Events

There are a number of exciting events coming up and I invite you to join me! I update the calendar frequently, so check back often to see what we are up to.

August 6Diane DiPrima will read her poetry and celebrate her birthday at Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco, 7-9pm.

September 24Margaret Atwood will read from her new novel - the sequel to her acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale - and engage in conversation with author Kelly Corrigan.

September 26-29: The Transformative Language Arts Network will be hosting their annual Power of Words Conference at the Casa Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ. I will be moderating a panel on Right Livelihood and will be presenting on Creating Online TLA Classes that Inspire, Build Community & Transform Our World on Saturday, September 28!

October 26: Poets Deborah Landau and Matthew Zapruder will read from their work in Berkeley.

Writing Prompt

What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? by Audre Lorde