Students at this level have a grounding in the tenets and technical terms that are the building blocks of The Writers Studio approach. Focus turns to enriching the work by creating an individual voice and tapping into an underlying emotion. This class asks students to recognize the specific qualities that make a narrative or poem engaging and entertaining to the reader. The goal of this class is to help students use a full range of techniques to create and sustain an effective artistic distance. In this level students begin to gain greater emotional freedom and depth in their work.

Students at the Intermediate level are tapping into their personal material and beginning to work on completing stories and poems. Students can move on to the advanced level after taking a Writers Studio Tucson Intermediate Workshop at least twice.

Open only to students who have completed The Writers Studio Tucson Workshop and upon the recommendation of the teacher.

Writers Studio Tucson classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. For more information, please contact Phil Ivory at [email protected].


Writers Studio Teacher

Alice Hatcher

Alice Hatcher’s debut novel The Wonder That Was Ours (Dzanc, 2018) won Dzanc Books’s Annual Prize for Fiction and made the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Award long list. She has published short stories, essays, and poetry in numerous journals, including The Masters Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Water~Stone Review, and Fourth Genre. In addition to receiving an honorable mention in the 2020 Pushcart Anthology, Alice has been a finalist in ten national short story competitions. With funding from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, she is conducting research for a new novel. More about her can be found at

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