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“Writer’s Reset: Mapping Your Writing Goals for 2023” with Julie Poole

February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

$59.00 – $119.00


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$59 for Members
$119 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.

When the new year arrives, it presents a perfect opportunity to recommit to our writing practices and tap into what we need to be at our creative best.

While it’s tempting to charge full tilt toward the next big writing goal, it’s critical to reflect on why it’s a goal in the first place and what it will take to achieve it. As writers, we need to constantly reconnect with our sense of purpose—why we write—and, from there, adjust so that we have the support, good health, and routines in place in order to do what we love. This class is designed to help writers do just that. Students will walk away from this experience with an achievable goal for the coming year and a road map with accountability milestones to guide the way.


  • You’re writing fiction, nonfiction, or poetry and you want to establish your 2023 goals.
  • You have a goal in mind for 2023 but don’t know where to start or what steps to take to achieve that goal.
  • You’re in need of a plan to hold yourself accountable.
  • You want to learn more about how you tick. When do you feel most in the zone? What are your favorite ways to avoid writing?
  • You want to better understand why you write.
  • You want to get clear on your artistic purpose.
  • You’re curious about how other writers stay devoted to their craft.
  • You want to feel less strain, ease up on the self-criticism, and get unhooked from the comparison trap.

The deadline to register for this class is Friday, February 3 at 5:00 PM CST.

To learn more about the instructor and the class, please read our interview with Julie here.


Julie Poole is a poet and a journalist based in Austin. She received a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the New Writers Project at the University of Texas. Her first book of poems, Bright Specimen, was inspired by the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center at UT. Her second book of poems, Gorgeous Freak, is forthcoming from Deep Vellum in fall 2024. She has received fellowship and grant support from the James A. Michener Center, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, the PEN Writers Fund. She is currently a National Fellow at USC’s Center for Health Journalism. She has been a resident at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, The Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, and Yaddo.

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Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email the WLT staff at wlt@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform an hour before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.


February 4, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
$59.00 – $119.00
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Online via Zoom