This program, focused on the daily practice of writing and inspired by Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays project, is back for the fourth year.
In 2002, Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright decided to write a play a day for a year. The resulting play cycle, called 365 Days/365 Plays, is a daily meditation on artistic life, and a radical reinterpretation of what it means to be creative — for more information on 365, please go to www.365days365plays.com.
Austin Script Works is offering our own opportunity to practice daily creativity through 30/60/90.
Sign up for a period of time — 30, 60, or 90 days. During that period of time, we’ll send you a daily writing prompt by email, offered by local and national writers, dramaturgs, lawyers, musicians, and artists, each of whom also has some kind of daily practice. We’ll also provide a place where you can post your experiences, struggles, questions, efforts, and musings on your work, as well as the work itself.
Write anything. Finish it. Move on to the next thing. Just write every day. Don’t look back! You will probably hate it at some point. You will probably love it, too. You may or may not like what winds up on the page. But 30/60/90 is not about the end result or the product. It’s just about the practice.of sitting down every day to do your work.
We’ll culminate 30/60/90 at our Annual Meet N Greet in August.
We believe the small suggested donation for 30/60/90 will help give you an incentive for your creative commitment (and cover our administrative costs); but a basic tenet of 365 Days/365 Plays is radical inclusion, so contact christi-at-scriptworks.org if the fee is prohibitive — the fee for members is 33 cents a day.
The launch date for this project is June 1, the day you will receive your first prompt. The 30 day periods will break down as follows:
- 30 days: June 1 – 30
- 60 days: July 1 – 30
- 90 days: July 31- Aug. 29
You may sign up for any or all of these 30 day periods, by going to www.scriptworks.org and clicking on “Programs” at the top of the page. On the Programs page, click on the 30,60, 90 day hotlink and sign up via PayPal (or mail a check). Once you do, you will receive an invitation to join the 30/60/90 blog where you can post your writing and discuss the process with other members.
Contact christi-at-scriptworks.org with any questions.