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05/04 Planning vs. Quilting with Amy Locklin

Date: First class is Saturday, May 4, 2013 Time: 10am to 12:30pm Number of sessions: 2 -- Saturdays, May 4 and 18 Members: $75 Nonmembers: $90 Location: Ink Spot, 710 13th St, Studio 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Part writing studio, part workshop, Planning vs. Quilting will get you started on writing projects using distinct methods.  Drawing lessons from Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing, Amy will review the basic ingredients of writing, and get you going on two projects simultaneously.  In one you will start with an outline or list, in the other you will write non-sequential sections over a period of two weeks.   

The first session will begin with a review of universal elements and a primer on planning vs. quilting; time permitting, participants will begin writing their projects in class and share their potential topics with the group.

Meeting again in two weeks, participants will describe their writing processes and share their work for feedback. 

Whether writing journalism, blogs, fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, this workshop will help you generate some new work and explore two main types of writing processes. 

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of writers, as a main focus is to generate new work.


Amy Locklin has worked in community and college education for nearly two decades. She recently edited the sci-fi and fantasy short fiction the anthology Altered States and has begun to edit a second anthology, Law and Disorder. She acted as managing editor of A Year in Ink Volume 6. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in journals including Clementine Magazine, Quarter After Eight, Maize, and Main Street Rag, as well as the anthologies And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana and Dots on a Map: Stories from Small Town America. Her work has won honors in the Robert J. DeMott short prose contest, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Associated Writing Program’s Intro Journal Project, and the Lois Davidson Ellis Literary Award. A recipient of Indiana Arts Commission grants, she earned her MFA at Indiana University where she directed the IU Writers’ Conference for four years. In addition, Amy writes and performs music. Her poetry chapbook The Secondary Burial is available from Finishing Line Press.

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