ONLINE CLASS: Writing through Wintering - December (23101)

One Wednesday: December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

$60.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Discussion with Writing Exercises. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.

The artist Andrew Wyeth once said that he prefers “winter and fall, when you can feel the bone structure in the landscape – the loneliness of it … Something waits beneath it – the whole story doesn’t show.” In this workshop we’ll face the loneliness of winter and look for the waiting story beneath it by using Katherine May’s book Wintering as our guide. This month we’ll discuss different chapters of her book and then write from a series of prompts to explore our own versions of winter. Come with a notebook and pen, your curiosity, and a willingness to both explore and play. We’ll discuss the December chapter of her book and then write from a series of genre-flexible prompts to explore the waning daylight and its slow return, the winter solstice, and the turning of the year.

This class can be taken with the Wintering class in November, or as a standalone class. January and February Wintering will follow.

This class is open to all levels of writers.

By registering for this class, students agree they will follow these terms: 

  • Abide by our “Code of Conduct” while attending the class 

  • Will not share overtly obscene, hateful, or objectionable content. 

  • Will not share content that students do not have the rights to. 

Any work that perpetuates violence, inappropriate sexual conduct, racism, or negative stereotypes will not receive edits by the instructor or be circulated in the class.  

Code of Conduct:

Politics and Prose Bookstore is devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, author talks, literary programs, and respectful dialogue. We strive to foster a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability. In that spirit, we ask everyone in this shared, communal space to treat each other equally, fairly, and thoughtfully; honor different voices, life experiences, and points of view; and celebrate the diversity that makes our community richer and stronger. Hate, discrimination, and disrespect have no place at P&P; kindness, patience, and tolerance always do. 

One Wednesday: December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

Required Books:

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May (9780593189481)

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her collection Be with Me Always was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019 and her anthology of lyric essays, A Harp in the Stars, was published by Nebraska in 2021. Other work has appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Rumpus, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. Currently she is the founding editor of the online literary magazine After the Art and teaches in West Virginia Wesleyan’s Low-Residency MFA Program and Goucher's MFA in Nonfiction Program. You can read more at her website,

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000012387
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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times By Katherine May Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020