The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Writer’s Life Talks

During these talks, Creative Writing Instructors share brief readings of their own work, address common questions about being a writer and the process of writing, demystify the writing process, and give solid advice and tips. The talks feature insights to the Instructor’s writing inspiration, generative prompts, revision strategies, and even advice about publishing. There will be three of these live one-hour talks, also made available to participants as a recording later.

For a peek into the magic that these talks offer, check out the video below, which features snippets of wisdom from the Instructors last summer. 

Writer's Life Talks are offered in: Week One, Craft Package and Write-along Package, and during the Winter Workshops.