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Get Unstuck: Fiction Bootcamp

Crushed by writer’s block? Trapped in a rut? Need some gentle motivation or a sharp kick in the pants? No matter what’s stopping you, this generative workshop is designed to get your mind whirling and fingers flying. We’ll use images, lists, sounds, brainstorming, and other prompts to help grease your gears. Use this workshop however you want: to write brand-new work, jumpstart your work-in-progress, or both! There might just be an idea ready to get shaken loose. Unstuck writers also welcome (come for the new ideas and writing fun). Suitable for all fiction genres.

Instructor: Tina Tocco is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has appeared in publications for children and adults, including Highlights for Children, Highlights High Five, Cricket, Humpty Dumpty, New Ohio Review, River Styx, Potomac Review, and Italian Americana. Tina has contributed to multiple anthologies, such as The Best Small Fictions (2019). She was a Reader-in-Residence for SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 72. Her short story "The Unknown Soldier" is pending publication in Haunted States of America, a middle-grade ghost story anthology (SCBWI-Henry Holt). Tina earned her MFA from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell, the college’s national literary journal.


Details: Get Unstuck: Fiction Bootcamp with Tina Tocco takes place Mondays June 10 and June 17 from 6:30-8:30pm remotely online via Zoom.

Prerequisite: None

Genre: Fiction

Level: All levels

Format: Workshop

Location: This class takes place online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 15.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

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