Free Online Seminar: Why Am I Here?

taught by Affiliated Writer Winter Miller
Tuesday, April 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm CST

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Playwrights’ Center is taking action to connect people with their communities and create income streams for theater artists who are out of work. Any and all are welcome to join!

Class Type: The Play Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome

When: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm CST

Where: Online via Zoom, check out this quick video on the process.

Structure: Lecture w/light participation and exercises 

Participants must register to join this class, Sign Up at the bottom of the page.

What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat.’ And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m serious and says, ‘Okay. Okay. I’ll come.” — Maya Angelou

Are you stuck in your writing process? Let's get unstuck. This seminar with Winter will be a practical approach to reconnecting with your impulse to get you moving. This class is especially helpful...for writers anywhere in their process--20 pages into revising your 18th draft or just getting started. Participants can expect to speak about their project, do some writing towards/on their play, connect with a group. There may also be time for a Q and A session. In a time of a pandemic, everyone stops to ask, does what I'm writing even matter? Why am I here? A) you're not alone and B) let's connect you to your initial impulse, it's your path forward. 

Important Things to Note:

  • This class is offered free of charge
  • This class will be offered online only

PostScript: Winter worked for years as a New Clerk at the International Desk of the New York Times

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Questions? Email Education Coordinator, H. Adam Harris, at

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