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June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring joy to your writing and to yourself

WRITING DELIGHT with Natalie Villacorta

In 2016, the poet Ross Gay decided to write an essay every day about something that delighted him: a praying mantis, a flight attendant calling him “baby,” the song “Stay” by Lisa Loeb. He discovered that “the more you study delight, the more delight there is to study.” That is, when we look for delight, we find it. In this workshop, we will read selections from Gay’s The Book of Delights, go on a walk to look for own delights, and then write about what we encountered. The hope is that this practice will not just yield writing but also delight.

Tuition for the two-hour workshop is $30.00. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member and save, please click here. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457. Please read our policy on cancellations and refunds.

Natalie Villacorta is an Asian American writer from McLean, Virginia. After studying biology and English at Brown University, she worked as a reporter for Politico. She left journalism and pursued her MFA in creative nonfiction at Oregon State University, graduating in 2018. She is now a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati, where she is an Albert C. Yates fellow. Her creative writing has appeared in Hobart, Moss, DIAGRAM, and The Offing.


June 11
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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