Creativity + Community

 

Find your

Voice.
Moment.
People.

Studio Friend cultivates the creativity of individuals

… through workshops, curated resources, coaching, and imaginative prompts for writing and creativity.

 

The creative instinct lives within everyone.

The expression of that creativity takes energy, care, and practice. It takes connection. It takes community.

 

 

About Amy

Amy (McDaniel) Robinson has taught poetry in Bangladesh, memoir writing in New Orleans, and dozens of writing classes to people of all ages in Atlanta, where she grew up and where she now lives with her husband Adam, her daughter Grace, and a dog named Annette. Along with teaching high school English, Amy runs a small press called 421 Atlanta that publishes short books of prose and poetry. Her own poems have appeared in numerous publications and were collected in two chapbooks with the words Adults Lessons in the title, and her fiction and essays (which are often about food) have appeared in Tin House, Saveur, Necessary Fiction, PANK, Alimentum, FANZINE, and Gay Magazine.

About the Instructor

Amy (McDaniel) Robinson has taught poetry in Bangladesh, memoir writing in New Orleans, and dozens of writing classes to people of all ages in Atlanta, where she grew up and where she now lives with her husband Adam, her daughter Grace, and a dog named Annette. Along with teaching high school English, Amy runs a small press called 421 Atlanta that publishes short books of prose and poetry. Her own poems have appeared in numerous publications and were collected in two chapbooks with the words Adults Lessons in the title, and her fiction and essays (which are often about food) have appeared in Tin House, Saveur, Necessary Fiction, PANK, Alimentum, FANZINE, and Gay Magazine.

Creative Nonfiction
by Amy (McDaniel) Robinson

 

“The Art of Packing” at The Art of Everyone

“An Impossible Grief” at Gay Mag

“Where I’m Bound” at Fanzine

“Ghazal for Atlanta” at Curator Magazine

Course Details

Upon registration, you will receive your first course packet with:

  • Short readings
  • Daily prompts to complete in the week before the first meeting

Every week, you will receive:

  • A new packet of readings and daily prompts
  • Our Zoom class, where we discuss craft elements and participants will share their work in progress

Feedback:

  • Mid-course, participants will submit a complete draft and receive substantive feedback from peers and from Amy
  • At the conclusion of the full 4-week course Amy will offer a detailed response letter on the final portfolio submitted