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Are you called to write about your life experiences but are not sure where to begin or which stories to tell?

Do you sense a disconnection with your own writer-voice or are struggling with writer’s block?

Are you eager to refine and develop your voice in ways that are authentic to you and your life stories?

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 readings and creative writing 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
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. 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.
— 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.

Lecture: Our Voices for a Kinder World

UNIT 2: NAMING OUR UNIQUENESS

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

Lecture: Our Unique Constellations

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.

Lecture: Our Secret Worlds: Memory, Imagination & Truth-Telling

UNIT 4: STORIES OF HOME & FAMILY

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

Lecture: Writing About Family & the Gift of Obsession

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.

Lecture: Our Voices & the Places that Shaped Them

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.

Lecture: What Our Stories Can Do


Each Unit Contains

  • SELF-REFLECTIVE PROMPTS that encourage you to think deeper about your life and writing practice.

  • CREATIVE PROMPTS that inspire new and exciting directions for your writing and creative endeavors.

  • SELECTED VIDEO AND AUDIO CONTENT from writers and thinkers offering differing perspectives.

  • VIDEO INTRODUCTION that sets the stage with questions to guide your engagement with the resources.

  • PODCAST LECTURE offering reflections on each unit’s themes and Liz’s unique perspective.

  • CURATED READINGS by writers, teachers, and artists spanning many disciplines.


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IMMEDIATE LIFETIME ACCESS

Price: $129

Use discount code WRITE20 at checkout for 20% off now through August 1, 2019!

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