Accountability Club: Summer Edition

Begins Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The club returns for a summer edition!

Need someone to hold you accountable for your writing?

Accountability Club Deluxe isn’t a workshop and it isn’t a class. It’s a cross between a support group and a study hall, where fellow writers will help you to increase your productivity and actually write. 

At our weekly meetings, we’ll spend a half hour checking in and setting our goals for the night, and then spend two 40-minute sessions JUST WRITING. Afterward, we’ll share our successes and finish with a brief, guided writing exercise.

A great way to get some work done and rack up those pages!

What you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for setting goals, reaching them, and staying motivated
  • Weekly mini-exercises on elements of craft

What you’ll write:

  • Two 40-minute sessions to make progress on whatever writing project the student chooses

What you’ll read:

  • The option to share brief pieces of work at the end of each session

Who should attend?

  • Adults 18 and over
  • All writers

About the Instructor

Sarah Michael Hollenbeck has published personal essays in TriQuarterly, The CAF Review, and the In Our Words blog, and her essay “A Goldmine” is currently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2013 Dogwood Literary Contest and selected to represent Northwestern University in the category of nonfiction for the AWP Intro Journals Project. She is the Senior Editor of the newly launched Story Club Magazine and has performed at Fillet of Solo, Guts & Glory, Story Sessions, The Bodies of Work Festival, and Story Club. Sarah is currently editing and co-writing a collection of essays that examines the experiences of women living with invisible and visible disabilities. You can learn more about Sarah at

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At A Glance

Dates: Wednesdays, June 11 – July 30, 2014

# of Sessions: 8

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Level: All

Location: Chicago Studio

Course Fee: $270

(Register and pay by May 15 for the Early Bird discount: $260)