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Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild - The Virtues of Generative Writing

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Downtown Bend Library
Brooks Room
Tips to apply generative writing to any of your writing projects.

Generative writing or prompt writing can be a way to spawn ideas, tap into memory, and develop characters or settings. But too often writers try prompt writing, look at what they have written, and think, "now what?"

This workshop will explain the origins and theories behind prompt writing, talk about ways to layer prompts to reveal richer content, and offer practice with the technique. Finally, we will explore ways to apply generative writing to new and in-progress writing projects.

Kristin R. Dorsey is a Professor in Humanities at Central Oregon Community College. She teaches workshops in the community and currently runs a monthly generative writing class through COCC's Continuing Education class. When she finds time to write, her focus is on hybrid nonfiction, mostly memoir.

The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

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