Feeling stuck? Need a jump-start? In this generative workshop, we will work with prompts that spark compelling new ideas for your fiction. We’ll start from scratch and play with exercises that create seeds for fresh material, while avoiding clichés and tropes. Each student will leave with at least one exciting idea to develop and new tools to use for future inspiration.
Lara Hughes is a fiction writer who was born in Germany and raised on various military bases. She holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University where she received an Edgar H. Duncan Fellowship Award, taught undergraduate creative writing, and served as Nonfiction Editor for the Nashville Review. She is the winner of the 2022 Emerging Writer’s Prize from The Arkansas International, where her work will be forthcoming in the fall.
"I loved Lara's class! I really enjoyed how Lara structured the class as a blend of lecture, conversation and a few writing exercises. It made the time pass very quickly and the material didn't get overwhelming. I absolutely felt inspired and believe the work I did in this class will help me with some works in progress!"
"Lara was intuitive and responsive, smart and articulate."