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The Creative Writer’s Professional Toolkit with Lyzette Wanzer

June 6, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT


Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 6:30-8:30pm CST via Zoom
Instructor: Lyzette Wanzer

Nonmember: $150; Member: $130; Student/Vet/Mil $75




Are you ready to take the leap from writing hobbyist to professional writer? If so, gain the tools every professional writer needs to make it in a competitive field.

This intensive hands-on workshop will provide you with the career savvy you need to stand out from the crowd of writers who, though they may be talented, lack the marketplace acumen they need to boost their opportunities from good to great. Learn a comprehensive set of professional practices that translate your talent into actionable, real-world skills for elevating your literary career. Learn how to increase your chances of earning grants, landing residencies, and getting published. 

Over the course of this workshop, you will acquire the practices and strategies you need to take advantage of scores of opportunities for your work–skills you can put into immediate effect! After completing this course, many students have garnered their first literary grant, writing conference invitation, or publication credit.

Students will leave this class with:

  • A short & long bio
  • A current writer’s curriculum vitae/resume that will get you noticed
  • Ideas for keeping track of professional achievements and updating your CV

Lyzette Wanzer is a San Francisco writer, editor, and writing workshop instructor. She received her MFA in Fiction from Mills College. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Natural Bridge, The Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, Tampa Review, The MacGuffin, Ampersand Review, Journal of Advanced Development, Fourteen Hills, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Pleiades, Flashquake, Glossalia Flash Fiction, Potomac Review, International Journal on Literature and Theory, Fringe Magazine, and many others. She is a contributor to Lyric Essay as Resistance: Truth From the Margins (Wayne State University Press 2022), The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2012), Civil Liberties United: Diverse Voices from the San Francisco Bay Area (Pease Press 2019), and 642 Tiny Things to Write About (Chronicle Books 2015). Her articles have appeared in Essay Daily, The Naked Truth, and the San Francisco University High School Journal. Lyzette is the current judge of the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition’s Intercultural Essay category and the Women’s National Book Association’s Effie Lee Morris Writing Contest’s nonfiction category.

Lyzette has been invited to present her work and/or panels at conferences across the country, including the American and Popular Culture Association, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), College English Association (CEA), Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900, Litquake Festival, San Francisco Writers Conference, and others.


June 6, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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