The Makery: Generate Together – Monthly Writing Workshops

Is carving out time for your writing practice a challenge? Do you benefit from community and structure as writing supports? This monthly generative writing session will support you in producing new non-fiction that may stand alone, or serve as sections in longer pieces. There is no pre-work required. You’ll come, warm-up, and write with constraints and prompts that foster creativity. We’ll share our work out loud to end each session. And you’ll leave with enough to keep you motivated until the next month’s session.

These sessions will meet monthly on the 4th Saturday of each month, April – August. You can register for a single meeting or sign up for all five and save! If you prefer to register per session, you can click the dates below to be redirected to the date you want to attend.

Meeting Dates:

April 27

May 25th

June 22nd

July 27th

August 24th


About the Facilitator

Neema Avashia, the widely celebrated author of Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place (WVU Press) and former attendee of the Workshop, is joining our faculty to lead the creative non-fiction section.

Avashia was born and raised in southern West Virginia to parents who immigrated to the United States. She has been a middle school teacher in the Boston Public Schools since 2003. Her book, Another Appalachia, examines both the roots and the resonance of Avashia’s identity as a queer desi Appalachian woman, while encouraging readers to envision more complex versions of both Appalachia and the nation as a whole. Her essays have appeared in the Bitter Southerner, Catapult, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere.



Apr 27 2024


10:30 am - 12:00 pm




Virtual Class


Corey Terry