Write Now Right Now
with Rachel Contreni Flynn

This workshop will combine writing from observation and memory.  Attendees will begin with quick writing exercises that open them to seeing the world that’s right in front of them, and then follow their instincts and intuition move more deeply into our work. Poet and Beloit Poetry Journal editor Rachel Contreni Flynn will guide participants through examples of other writers’ work, read each other’s work, and spend lots of time writing. The goal is to start without judging and end up in a place that might surprise us.

+ SUBMIT Participants are asked to please submit in advance three pages and up to three poems; i.e. one three-page poem, three one-page poems, etc. Email the manuscript no later than 9:00 a.m. on October 8 to director@mainewriters.org with the subject line: “POETRY MSS.”


Rachel Contreni Flynn is the the co-editor of Beloit Poetry Journal and the author of two award-winning full-length poetry collections, Ice, Mouth, Song (Tupelo Press 2005) and Tongue (Red Hen Press 2010) as well as a chapbook, Haywire (Bright Hill Press 2009). In 2015 she won a Maine Literary Award and has also been honored with a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two grants from the Illinois Arts Commission. Flynn recently taught creative writing at Colby College.