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AM Ringwalt posted a discussion

Prompt 7/30

Challenge yourself to write in the opposite of what you consider your poetic voice to be.See More
Jul 31
AM Ringwalt posted discussions
Jul 28
AM Ringwalt posted a discussion

Prompt 6/25

Open your iTunes, Spotify or other digital music library. Shuffle play. Lifting the first lyric from the first song, write a poem moving in any direction to or from its opening line.See More
Jun 25
AM Ringwalt posted a discussion

Prompt 6/18

Prompt: Aubades and ImitationFROM "REPETITION AND SINGULARITY" BY W. SPIEGELMANThe largely unpunctuated "Aubade" (65) is an experiment in repetition: "There was one summer / that returned many times over / there was one flower unfurling / taking many forms ...," it begins. One summer, one flower, one love, one garden, all repeated: Glück ends her incantation with one summer "returning over and over / there was one dawn / I…See More
Jun 18
Rita B. posted a blog post

Cambridge, MA Creative Writing Workshops & Craft of Writing Seminars (Sept 10 - Dec 11, 2016)

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is proud to announce our new series of creative writing workshops and craft of writing seminars in partnership with the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Cambridge, MA!  The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is thrilled to…See More
Jun 11
AM Ringwalt posted discussions
Jun 11
AM Ringwalt posted a status
"Hi all! I'm the new Grant Writing & Programming Intern here at the CWW. Looking forward to getting to know you."
Jun 11
AM Ringwalt is now a member of Cambridge Writers Workshop
Jun 11
Emily Smith posted a blog post
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Mar 18
Esther Pfaff is now a member of Cambridge Writers Workshop
Mar 13
Casey Lynch posted a discussion

Prompt 3/7

Write a story that includes the words 'thyme,' 'shudder,' and 'bedazzled.'See More
Mar 8
Emily Smith posted blog posts
Mar 7
Casey Lynch posted a discussion

Prompt, 2/23

I was thinking about J.D. Salinger in the context of my creative writing workshop this week, and I remembered that Salinger was known for (in fact, his first hyper-famous story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" got a New Yorker editor's attention because of) his wonderfully realistic dialogue. Therefore, my Salinger-inspired prompt for the week is: write a dialogue-driven story.  The piece can be all dialogue (I think a phone call could be pretty cool--check out Salinger's "Pretty Mouth and My…See More
Feb 24
Casey Lynch posted a discussion

Idiom Writing Prompt, Feb 15

Write a story that plays on or troubles a popular phrase or idiom.  (e.g. "baby out with the bath water," "crack me up," etc.)  See More
Feb 15
Emily Smith posted a blog post

Spring in Newport Writing Retreat Discount for NING Members & Alumni

The Cambridge Writers' Workshop is now offering a $100 discount to NING Members and alumni from the Spring in Newport 2015 Writing Retreat for this year's writing retreat in Newport, Rhode Island.Daily creative writing workshops, lodging, craft of writing seminars, daily yoga and meditation classes, a welcome…See More
Feb 14


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Prompt 7/30

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