Write, Write, Write

Whether you’ve been writing awhile or are just beginning to write, you need a jump start or a writing schedule, or you want help finding your way into particular topics or uncertain frontiers, this week-long writing intensive will help you renew your relationship to your imagination, your voice, and your limitless possibilities to write, write, write.

Using a balance of discussions and exercises, as well as practices and assignments, you will dissolve writing blocks, befriend your inner critic, experiment with language, engage in word-play, and pursue the stories, poems, and memoirs within you.

By the end of this writing-packed, fun-filled week, you will have a community of peers and a notebook full of writing—the essentials for a sustainable writing practice.


Location: Online or Vancouver
Duration: 5 sessions
Tuition: $351.75

Upcoming Offerings

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateSat, Feb 11, 2023
  • Sat, Feb 11, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Sun, Feb 12, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Feb 13, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Tue, Feb 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Wed, Feb 15, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
InstructorJami Macarty
Seats Available13
Start DateMon, Aug 14, 2023
  • Mon, Aug 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (class/lecture)
  • Tue, Aug 15, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (class/lecture)
  • Wed, Aug 16, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (class/lecture)
  • Thu, Aug 17, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (class/lecture)
  • Fri, Aug 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (class/lecture)
InstructorJami Macarty
Seats Available18

What you will learn

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Recognize writer’s block
    • Keep writer’s block at bay
  • Understand the inner critic’s purpose 
    • Proactively converse and engage with the inner critic
  • Develop a writing practice 
    • Write daily
    • Write about anything at the drop of a hat!
    • Write about previously impenetrable material
  • Understand the value of a writing community to your creative process
    • Contribute to a community of writers
  • Have fun writing!

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Discussions and exercises
  • Participation in large and small groups
  • Independent assignments (writing- and reading-based)

Students will be evaluated purely on how much fun they have participating in exercises, assignments and discussions.

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Note: To participate in this course, please be sure to use a computer capable of running Office 365.