Summer Session: Writing with Musical Inspiration

In partnership with Tiferet Journal

Mondays on Zoom, July 11 2022 through August 15 2022, 10-11:30 AM EST

Music can prompt your emotions and memories while inspiring your creativity in new and different ways. As a springboard for your writing, this class introduces composers and their melodies with a valuable mix of writing craft talks. How could a sonata by J.S. Bach offer insight for your character’s dilemma? How will Maurice Ravel’s Bolero encourage more tension and stakes in your story?

In each class, musical listening samples are combined with writing prompts and short periods for writing with optional sharing and feedback. The craft lessons are interactive and engaging. Applicable for non-fiction, fiction, and poetry!

Fee for all 6 weeks is $150. 

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“I found myself writing at a higher level of creativity than normal thanks to Kris Faatz’s approach to teaching. Kris is an accomplished musician and is also an experienced writing teacher. She offers a wonderful way of fusing classical music, writing prompts, craft lessons and personal encouragement. I could see taking this class with Kris over and over again! After all, you can never learn too much about all the ways to interweave incoming sources that can inspire our work.”   -P. Lear

“Drawing on her experience as a musician and writer, Kris Faatz presents an engaging class using music as a springboard for writing. How delightful to both write to music and to learn more about the composers and what surprising places it took me as a writer. Kris engages her students in substantial craft discussions while providing encouraging and insightful feedback to student writing. This class was a delight. I highly recommend it.” -N. McMillan,