Rachel completes workshop at The Writer’s Studio

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The winter ’20-’21 Level 1 Writer’s Studio Workshop comes to a close

On 22 March 2021, Rachel Critelli completed the Level 1 Workshop for fiction and poetry writers at The Writer’s Studio, instructed by Sean Sutherland. The workshop material focused on both crafting narrative voices, and analyzing fiction and poetry to understand elements of the writing’s craft.

Rachel took this course after her best friend, Sydney, and partner, Jarrod, gifted her this course for Christmas. The reason they gave Rachel this class stemmed from a desire to encourage Rachel’s interest in creative writing. They discovered her interest in this creative outlet in November 2020, when Rachel participated in, and subsequently won, National Novel Writing Month, a nationwide writing contest to write 50,000 words in one month.

Upon completion of this class, Rachel says, “I feel so grateful that my loved ones gifted me this class. I would have never purchased it for myself, but my writing greatly benefited from the instruction. I can’t wait to take what I have learned about writing craft and apply it to my future work.”

Workshop Participation

During the course, Rachel participated in the Writer’s Studio Level 1 Workshop in the following ways:

  • Attended eight classes instructed by author Sean Sutherland
  • Studied eight pieces of published fiction and poetry
  • Wrote eight pieces of fiction or poetry 
  • Wrote 24 critiques on work written by classmates

About The Writer’s Studio

According to their website, “The Writers Studio was founded in 1987 by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Schultz, [and] offers ongoing writing workshops — both on site and online — designed to help students discover and nurture their own voices.” Learn more about their class offerings here. 


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