The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Writer’s Life Talks

During these talks, Creative Writing Instructors will 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. They will feature insights to the instructor’s writing inspiration, generative prompts, revision strategies, and even advice about publishing. It’s also an opportunity for participants to get to know the CWIs that are not leading their Writing Lab. There will be three of these live one-hour talks, from 4-5pm EST on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Writer’s Life Talks will also be made available as a recording 48hrs after they occur in order to accommodate different schedules. 

Writer's Life Talks are included in: The Full Program, Package #1 and Package #2

7/20 Monday: Getting Started 

with JR Mahung, Yvette Ndlovu, and Dāshaun Washington

7/22 Wednesday: Sharing Your Work 

with Laura Marshall and alex terrell

7/24 Friday: Maintaining Momentum 

with Sarah Coates, Mark Bias, and Julio Cesar Diaz