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 into an Online Level 3 class after taking a Writers Studio Tucson Intermediate Workshop.

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 Renee Bibby: 520-591-8795 or [email protected].


Writers Studio Tucson Director

Philip Ivory

Philip Ivory is Director of The Writers Studio Tucson, where he also teaches. His classes have included Writers in Seclusion and Online Writing About Childhood. Philip earned a BA in English from Columbia University and studied literature at Cambridge University in the UK. His short fiction has been published in Menacing Hedge, Two Cities Review, Ghost Parachute, The Airgonaut, and Literally Stories, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His eerie novelette, "The Yellow Man," was a winner of Bewildering Stories’ 2016 Mariner Awards. His essay, “Sgt. Pepper at 50: What Can Writers Learn?” appeared in The Bookends Review. He maintains a blog at Philip lives in Tucson with his cats, Apollo and Luna, and is currently workshopping a novel about the dreams, darkness, and danger of childhood.

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