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Writing about your life experiences can be both exciting in the possibilities and overwhelming with the questions it raises. Where do I start? Which stories do I tell? Which details do I include and which do I leave out?

I'm here to help.

In this self-paced class, I help you navigate these questions, and more, in a way that offers you a greater understanding of your writer voice and insights about yourself and experience. You will generate a robust new body of writing for multiple projects and develop an enhanced ability to connect with your audience. 


WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS COURSE:

  • INSPIRING. The content and more than 100 prompts will spark new ideas and a robust new body of writing.

  • CONVENIENCE. The self-guided format allows you to explore content when it works for you on your schedule.

  • ANY GENRE. The writing and creative prompts lend themselves to any genre you choose to work with.

  • NO PRESSURE. Freely engage the writing prompts in ways that are authentic to you and your creative process.

  • ENDLESS ACCESS. The course content is yours to return to at any time for as long as you like.

  • EASE. The work of carefully curating content and resources has already been done for you.


Online writing classes with Liz Burke-Cravens in Oakland, California. “What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say?” by Audre Lorde

WHY THEY LOVE LIZ’S COURSES:

Liz Burke is an exceptional individual who has the tremendous ability to create an environment for students to inspire them to be better writers.
— Janella Bautista, JFK University
Liz was absolutely brilliant as a facilitator. Very attentive and thoughtful, and her prompts and chosen texts were perfect.
— Anonymous, Writing Our Lives: The Poetic Self & Transformation
The resources were excellent!! Very applicable, inspiring and instructional. They provided much food for thought!
— Anonymous, Writing Our Lives: The Poetic Self & Transformation
Liz provided a wealth of materials. She shared her own journey. Participants were encouraging and active. Prompts were stimulating!
— Anonymous, Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Life Stories for Change
I thought the selection of readings, videos and other materials were very well-chosen and were interesting and helpful and informative. The discussion questions and writing prompts were well integrated with the readings and the instructor’s comments were very insightful and encouraging.
— Anonymous, Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Life Stories for Change


COURSE OVERVIEW


UNIT 1: (RE)CONNECTING WITH OUR VOICES

In this unit we will explore the concept of voice and begin (re) connecting with our own.

UNIT 2: NAMING OUR UNIQUENESS

In this unit we will reflect on our various identities, as well as notions of belonging and difference.

UNIT 3: MEMORY, IMAGINATION & TRUTH-TELLING

In this unit we will consider the co-mingling of memories and imagination in our writing and what it means to tell the Truth in story.

UNIT 4: STORIES OF HOME & FAMILY

In this unit we will write stories of home and family, diving into our formative narratives.

UNIT 5: STORIES OF PLACES & LOCATIONS

In this unit we will contemplate how our voices are shaped by the places we come from and how the intersection of place and identity informs our language and stories.

UNIT 6: STORIES OF THE PAST ILLUMINATING THE PRESENT

In this unit we will explore how stories of our past can illuminate the present as a basis for connecting with the reader/audience, building empathy and understanding.


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Refund Policy: Due to the nature of digital products I am not able to offer refunds once this course is purchased.