March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present a three week Writing Workshop with James Jay and Stacy Murison

Dates: March 28, April 4 & 11 2020

Pricing: $175 / Members receive 10% off

It’s time to keep your New Year’s Resolution to write more! James Jay and Stacy Murison have created a series of classes to help you get started on your long-awaited memoir project, regroup after putting aside a poetry project, or to take you to the next level in your writing. They will also explore our writing obstacles and discuss strategies for creating and maintaining a productive writing practice. Whether you’re writing poetry, nonfiction, or fiction, you will be able to apply lessons to your writing and leave each session with the beginning of a project and, in some cases, a finished “flash” or “micro” piece.

The classes are 1.5 hours each for a total of three hours over three weekend sessions (9 hours total). The classes build on each other and the instructors share concepts and language across sessions. We recommend taking the whole series, but of course you may choose what best works for your schedule and your writing needs. If you wish to sign up for individual classes please email Sarah Smallwood, ssmallwood@flagartscouncil.org.

The instructors:

James Jay has worked as a bartender, a wild land firefighter, book seller, surveyor, and furniture mover. He has taught poetry at the jail, the public schools, Northern Arizona University, and given Irish Literature lectures at the Northern Arizona Celtic Festival. For nine years, he wrote the Bartender Wisdom bi-monthly column in Flag Live. He recently received the Copper Quill Award and his poetry is featured regularly on NPR/KNAU’s Poetry Friday. His third collection of poems, Barman, was recently published by Gorsky Press. He owns a bar, Uptown Pubhouse, with his wife, the musician Alyson Jay. They have two sons, Wilson and Henry, and a dog, Neville

Stacy Murison was the first Writer in Residence for the Flagstaff City-Coconino Public Library in 2019 where she taught memoir writing and flash-fiction writing workshops. Her fiction and nonfiction works have been published or are forthcoming in literary journals in the United States, Hong Kong, and the UK and is currently a Letter from Home columnist for Flagstaff Live. She received her Master of Fine Arts in creative Writing from Northern Arizona University where she now teaches composition.


For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300 Or email Sarah Smallwood, ssmallwood@flagartscouncil.org