The Writing Spiral

8 Learning Spirals for Writing and Life

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This course offers a theory about how writers learn, inviting you to explore it by actively participating in writing and reflection. The Writing Spiral demonstrates the way learning about creativity, courage, solitude, community, ambition, perseverance, curiosity, and love develop mastery—to make an expressive, inspired writer.

The Writing Spiral offers a vision that encourages us to define our writing spirals: to embrace reflection and analysis, to love learning, and to courageously write our truths and share our stories.

Your Instructor

Jessica Outram
Jessica Outram

Jessica Outram was recently appointed Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario. She has been a writer and educator for over twenty years. Her work with sunshine in a jar began in a poem and then became the focus of her arts-informed inquiry during her Master of Arts in Adult Education and Community Development at University of Toronto.

Jessica Outram’s play Once Upon a Rocking Chair recently had a run of sold out performances in her hometown. The Writing Spiral: Learning as a Writer is a book about eight thematic spirals exploring how we can cultivate a writing life of ongoing development. From the Cottage Porch: An Anthology captures the spirit of cottage life in Ontario. Jessica is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. She is an elementary school principal who writes every day. For more information visit: www.sunshineinajar.com

If you have any questions, please email jessica@sunshineinajar.com

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. The course has been organized with an eight-week structure but feel free to take as much time as you need.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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