Summer classes are here!

Writing in Five-Minute Sprints

Jun 1
Jun 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Amy Estes
Online via Zoom
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If you've ever sat down to write and felt overwhelmed or unsure of where to begin, this class is a perfect way to get unstuck! 

Join Amy Estes for two hours of short writing sprints. Using prompts guaranteed to stoke your creativity, no matter what your genre or experience, you will leave the class with raw material to use in a future project, a series of prompts to take home with you, and a new practice of using time restraints to build your writing practice.

Amy Estes is a writer, storyteller, and educator from Sacramento, CA, and a dual-genre MFA candidate in fiction and non-fiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Amy’s essay writing has been featured on The Rumpus, Huffington Post, Catapult, and elsewhere. In 2022, she was a curated writer for Corporeal Khôra and her piece, “Won’t Someone Think Of The Women?” was nominated for Best American Essays. Amy’s humor writing has been featured on McSweeney's, Slackjaw, The Belladonna, Weekly Humorist, and others. In 2022, Amy was selected for the Kenyon Review’s Summer Residential Writers Workshops in the category of non-fiction, and is grateful to serve as a Peter Taylor Fellow at the 2023 Kenyon Review Summer Writer’s Workshop. Amy was also selected as a 2023 Lambda Literary Fellow in non-fiction.

When she's not teaching middle school English or online satire writing for Second City, Amy enjoys reading, vying for Genius status on the NYT Spelling Bee, drinking vanilla lattes, and spending time with her spouse (also named Amy!) and their two dogs, Hank and Olive. She shares too many photos of flowers at @amymelissaestes on IG/Twitter.

What Our Students Say

"I so appreciated Amy's experience in the genre of satire. Her confidence was great to see and to learn from. I would take any class Amy taught in the future!"

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