$120, 8 SEATS LEFT (as of 4/18)
The road to a story winds through myriad notes and drafts. Making notebooks by hand lets writers immerse themselves in the critical early creative process and helps them commit to a project. We’ll make fun, easy, affordable, and portable pocket notebooks in the spirit of zines, closer to Anne Lamott’s index cards than to store-bought bound journals. Using targeted prompts, we’ll start to fill the pages with ideas for characters, settings, and scenes. Then we’ll play with simple printmaking and collage to make them our own.
Bryn Chancellor is author of the novel Sycamore, which was a Southwest Book of the Year, an Indie Next pick, an Amazon Editors’ Best Book of 2017, and among Bustle‘s Best Debuts of 2017. Her story collection When Are You Coming Home? won the Raz-Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and her short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Colorado Review, Brevity, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. Her honors include fellowships from the North Carolina, Alabama, and Arizona arts councils, the Poets and Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences. A graduate of Vanderbilt University’s MFA program, she is an associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Timothy Winkler is an illustrator and book artist whose Modern Fauna Art & Ephemera Studio is based in Charlotte. A native of Nashville, he has long studied and worked in all of the various media of printmaking. He earned his MFA in Book Arts at the University of Alabama and has taught letterpress printing at Penland School of Crafts and a course on outsider art at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Timothy was a 2020 recipient of an Arts & Science Council Artist Support Grant.