Who gives us permission to create? Many students of writing are under the mistaken impression that conditions need to be perfect to foster the flow of ideas, and that only the “good’ ideas should be explored. In this course we will apply the rules of improvisation to the page. Using individual and group exercises designed to connect students to their own process, we will unleash new creative practices that fully engage the whole student in the act of writing.
Saturday, September 28
Rule 1: Say Yes
Saturday, October 19
Rule 2: Know Your Audience and Surprise Them
Saturday, November 16
Rule 3: Timing is Everything
SJAWP Associate Director Jane Gilmore leads the Novel Writing Program and co-directs the Creative Writing Camp at Cumberland as well as the Teen Writers Institute at San Jose State. Arcadia Conrad is a writer and director of the award-winning Cupertino Actors Theater out of Cupertino High School.