Creative Writing

  • Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Beginning September 26 (no workshop on Election Day)
  • Rachel Basch
  • Seven weeks, $350

Writing is a lonely business. This inspiring and supportive workshop will provide an opportunity to commune with other writers, share work-in-progress, hone craft, jump start new work and sustain ongoing projects. Each week you will be offered writing prompts for at-home work designed to help you mine your own rich material, helping you energize your work or create new pieces across various genres. Workshop time will be devoted to discussing your work with a focus on helping you best tell the story you most need to tell.

Instructor Rachel Basch is the author of three novels:The Listener (Pegasus Books) The Passion of Reverend Nash (W.W. Norton) named one of the five best novels of 2003 by The Christian Science Monitor, and Degrees of Love (W.W. Norton, Harper Paperbacks). She has reviewed books for The Washington Post Book World, and her nonfiction has appeared in n+1, Salon, The Huffington Post, The Millions, Literary Hub, and Parenting. She teaches in the MFA Program at Fairfield University and in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University. Find out more about her at