Writing workshop gets creative


Pima Community College’s Fall 2015 Creative Writing Workshop on fiction, led by Meg Files, is at the Downtown Campus, from Oct. 16-18.

Files teaches creative writing classes at the West Campus and directs the Pima Writers’ Workshop every year. She’s authored a number of books, including novels, a short story collection, collections of poetry and an instructional book on writing, “Write from Life.”

PCC student Sathya Lacey has taken Files’s creative writing classes. He said Files gives gentle feedback and has a sense of humor on writing.

“She encourages a very non-judgmental atmosphere in her class,” Lacey said.

He added that whenever he’s mentioned writing classes at Pima to people, they always mention Files.

“She’s a household name with Tucson writers,” he said.

Files has also published short stories and poems  in a number of publications, such as “Oxford Magazine” and “Crazyhorse.” Her awards include a Bread Loaf Fellowship.

The three-day workshop costs $177. On Oct. 16, it will be held from 6-8 p.m. and on Oct. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Campus, room AH 140.

Current Pima students can register by enrolling in Writing 298T3, CRN 14004 at pima.edu. Non-students can fill out the PCC admission form online at pima.edu/admissions to enroll for the two-credit course.

For more information, contact Josie Milliken at 206-7156 or jlmilliken@pima.edu or Brooke Anderson at 206-7350 or bdanderson@pima.edu.

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