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No Room For Fear: Writing What Scares You
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Toni Morrison once said: “There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” Most, if not all, people have fears. Of failure, of family, of events from their past. And for writers, the truth is that what we fear the most is oftentimes exactly what we need to put down on paper. Through prompts, readings, and discussion, author Dana De Greff will guide you in naming, releasing, and using your fears to generate ideas for new work. No experience is necessary—all you need is a love of words, a willingness to let go of fear, and a desire to embrace creation and creative liberation.
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing class is limited to 30 students and open to writers of all levels.
About the Instructor
Dana De Greff
Dana De Greff holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Miami. She has taught Creative Writing classes at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, Miami Arts Charter, and Books & Books. She is the author of Alterations (winner of the 2018 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series published by Seven Kitchens Press), and has been accepted or awarded scholarships from the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, The Key West Literary Seminar, the Lemon Tree House Residency, and Hedgebrook. Her work appears in Cosmonauts Avenue, PANK, Origins Journal, and Gulf Stream Magazine, among others. Most recently, she’s the recipient of a 2021 Pushcart Prize Nomination for her story “Storms,” published in the Winter 2020 Issue of Jabberwock Review and was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Key West Literary Seminar’s Marianne Russo Award for her novel-in-progress, EVERYDAY MYSTICISM.