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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Susanne Brent

Susanne Brent

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019

About Susanne Brent

Born and raised in Chicago, Susanne Brent moved to Colorado after high school and practiced being a hippie before earning a journalism degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver. She then moved to the small desert town of Coolidge, Arizona, to work on a weekly newspaper. Missing the big city lights, Brent moved to Phoenix where she wrote on a freelance basis for a variety of publications including The Arizona Republic. She recently had a short story Hunger Pains in the online journal HCE Review from Dublin, Ireland which makes her feel very European. Brent has been meeting in a Writer’s Inspiration Group for the past thirteen years and hopes to encourage others to write freely, without worry of critique. She also writes a blog and can be found at

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Fun and Freedom in Writing
Susanne Brent

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main
Type: Generative Workshop
Genre: Mixed Genre, Writing Life, Writing Process

Do you need to re-energize your writing? Looking for a fun and generative way to get your artistic momentum flowing? In this session, we’ll discuss how short, timed writing prompts can stimulate creativity, and demonstrate how individuals may express themselves through creative writing in ways they never believed possible. Many people are drawn to using this technique and find that they are able to move pen to paper with ease, even after gaps and breaks within their writing. We will put this technique into action to rediscover, wonder, and harness our creativity together.