January 9, 2023

Hello, Writers' League!

Welcome to the first Weekly Class Mailer of 2023! We're kicking off a new season of programming with two exciting new classes. First up is a class designed to help writers set themselves up for success in 2023 by mapping out their writing goals and the second is a class that's going to delve into magical realism and all the ways writers can use it to elevate their storytelling. And remember, even if you can't make it for the live webinar, everyone who registers for a class has access to the class recording for 30 days.

You'll hear more about what we have in store for the first half of 2023 in the coming weeks, but for now, check out the first two classes of the year below and don't forget to RSVP for our first Third Thursday of 2023: "The Writer's Toolbox: Preparing for the Year Ahead." Plus, it's not too late to sign up for the Agents Symposium, which kicks off in February. No matter what you're writing or where you are in your publishing journey, you definitely don't want to miss what's to come.

All the best,

WLT Staff

"Writer's Reset: Mapping Your Writing Goals for 2023" with Julie Poole

Saturday, February 4

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST

Live on Zoom

$59 for members / $119 for non-members

When the new year arrives, it presents a perfect opportunity to recommit to our writing practices and tap into what we need to be at our creative best.

While it’s tempting to charge full tilt toward the next big writing goal, it’s critical to reflect on why it’s a goal in the first place and what it will take to achieve it. As writers, we need to constantly reconnect with our sense of purpose—why we write—and, from there, adjust so that we have the support, good health, and routines in place in order to do what we love. This class is designed to help writers do just that. Students will walk away from this experience with an achievable goal for the coming year and a road map with accountability milestones to guide the way.

Learn more and register here.

"Magical Realism: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary" with Alex Temblador

Wednesday, February 8

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM CST

Live on Zoom

$59 for members / $119 for non-members

Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, magical realism can be a valuable tool for elevating your storytelling.

Created by Latin American writers in the 20th century, magical realism has evolved into a genre that produces evocative storytelling that highlights the biggest issues, concerns, and discussions of the modern world.

In this class, students will learn the history of magical realism, the basic elements of the genre, and how to utilize these elements in their work. Through a presentation and exercises offered by award-winning author Alex Temblador, students will leave this class with a more expansive (and magical) perspective for their creative writing approach.

Learn more and register here.