tips from the bar
Write a collaborative piece with someone where each of you learns something about the other.
Tags: writing prompt
Write a eulogy for an art form that is very much alive.
Write about an awkward time when you ran into a celebrity.
Write about an awkward time when you thought you ran into somebody you thought was a celebrity.
Think of an activity you enjoy.
Write about the first, most recent, and (imagined) last time you experience this activity.
Tags: Erotic Poetry Night, writing prompt
You discover the Cantab stairs are cursed, hexed, and/or haunted. Tell the story of why.
Tags: Cassandra de Alba, writing prompt
Select two videos by an artist you enjoy, but from radically different time periods. Compare and contrast. Which one is your favorite?
Unfairly blame a person or inanimate object for something that’s gone wrong in your life that it/they cannot possibly be responsible for.
Write a poem based on a word you mispronounced (“vague,” “zebra”) for an inexcusable amount of time.
EXTRA BONUS BRAND NEW 2017 PROMPT: Explain the following sign: “Due to last week’s incident, there are no more Oreos allowed in the library.”
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Write a polite thank-you note for a gift you definitely did not want.
Use the following John Murillo idea from his book, Up Jump the Boogie, as a ghost line:
“Shame is a luxury lost on the wretched.”
Tags: John Murillo, writing prompt
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