Tuesday, February 7 - 1:00 PM

Inspired by the TV cooking game show Chopped, this generative 6-week writing class will present students with a new “basket” of four “ingredients” each week. “Ingredients” will be drawn from these categories: situations, objects or places, restrictions (on form or style), and people or moods. During our writing time, each writer will not only include all four items, but must “transform” them so that they work together organically. Writers will share from what they’ve written with the group, and feedback will focus on how each writer has transformed the week’s “ingredients.” For the final class, students will present a revision of one of the exercises. Unlike the TV show, no one will be eliminated from the class! The hope is that facing these new challenges each week will invigorate our writing and open us to new creative directions, and that this approach to feedback will also open new ways for us to evaluate our work.

Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler

Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


WriterHouse, Inc.

Date / Time

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


(434) 282-6643
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