PRE-REGISTER: Bearing Fruit: The Pregnant Writers' Circle

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Thursday, June 09, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022, 3:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022, 3:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022, 3:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 09, 2022, 3:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • Digital Village


  • Pre-registration is required as you must submit a short description of projects and your reason for wanting to register. Full registration upon instructor approval

Bearing Fruit
Pregnant Writers' Circle

with Jan Gary

Are you pregnant with story? Do you have projects that have yet to grow into full being or writing that begs to see the light of the page? This circle is for writers who are working on narrative works-in-progress; which includes not only books, essays and short stories but also the writing in our heads - those scribbled on the pulsing scraps of paper that never quite develop fully on the page.

This circle of exploration and action will provide encouragement, magic spells, and a sacred space for finding voice, structure and story. Over eight weeks, we will develop sustained narratives from our creative impulses, working the seeds and desires of our writer being into tender new language that bursts into being.

The group meets from 3:00 pm ET-5:30  on Zoom every two weeks over an eight-week period (April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9) to read work, share progress and discuss process. In addition, participants can submit writing to the group one week in advance of each session to facilitate feedback for revisions. (May 5, May 19, May 2). Including the first class, there will be eight opportunities to work with or check in with the group.

This small group will be for intermediate or greater level writers working in all prose genres.

For consideration, please send a short (500 words or less) description of what kinds of projects you want to work on and what you’d like to see happen as a result of taking this class. Registration upon instructor approval.

Janice Gary is the author of Short Leash: a Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, winner of the Eric Hoffer Prize, Nautilus Book Award and a Finalist for the Sarton Award for Memoir. Her work has been published in River Teeth, Brevity, The Spring Journal, Ms. Magazine, and other publications and as part of the feminist anthology, Women Speak Out. She is on the faculty of the Master of Liberal Studies Program at Arizona State University and conducts writing workshops combining memoir, myth, and the self as metaphor.