The desire to write rises from the urge to say something. In this generative workshop, we’ll go where the heat is and trust that impulse, locating and exploring the true and imagined stories you most urgently have to tell. Over the course of the five-day class, participants will work with each of the five faculty members, doing writing exercises, listening to lectures, and sharing work in class. We’ll talk craft and we’ll also delve into the less definable elements of successful prose writing — things like the role of intuition, obsession, disclosure, emotional risk-taking, humor, and the inter-weaving of seemingly unrelated elements. We’ll write together, read out loud to each other, and discuss the art of written storytelling in a nurturing environment that’s flexible enough to engage and challenge writers of all levels — from the novice to the advanced.