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Leah Newsom

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Faculty 2020

About Leah Newsom

Leah Newsom is a fiction writer born and raised in Arizona. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and is the Founding Editor of Spilled Milk Magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, JukedPassages North, and more.

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Story Starters
Leah Newsom

Date: Monday, August 10, 2020, 5:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Type: Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Fiction, Mixed Genre, Short Stories

In this ‘creative calisthenics’ course we will explore a variety of ways to start the writing process through prompts, exercises, and avenues of exploration and play unique to your instructor. We will work through the hurdles of starting a story and develop methods to make our own creatively generating exercises. Regardless of the genre you're writing in, this course will provide tools for getting the figurative (or literal) ink on the page.