In this class, we hit the pavement to be inspired by local street art as writers. We will visit several murals and write to a guest inspired by each unique piece of street art. You are welcome to write fiction, poetry, memoir – all genres are welcome. You will leave the classroom with new inspiration for your writing projects and a greater appreciation for the wonderful street art scene in Chattanooga. Put on your favorite walking shoes and bring your own notebook / pen because this creative writing class will be on the move!
Make your way to The Chattery and we’ll begin our writing walking tour after a brief introduction to the class.
Please bring your own writing material (computer, phone, notebook, etc.). Masks are mandatory.
About the teacher:
Anneli Matheson’s essay “A Wander Down Dried Seafood Street” was a finalist in Sweet Lit’s 2020 Flash Essay Contest. His stories and essays have appeared in The Ilanot Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, 5×5, and Lowestoft Chronicle, among others. One of her all-time favorite projects has been to co-edit the poetry cookbook Feast: Poetry and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from City University of Hong Kong and is working on her first novel.