Airstream Dispatches

North Carolina, United States

Year Round


TUITION / COST:Early bird until 9/9/18 $247 | Bird until 9/17/18 $275
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Katey Schultz

An online book club and writing group where you’ll talk craft, generate new writing, and connect with others without feeling overloaded. Stay accountable, without the guilt. Be productive, without being burdened.

Airstream Dispatches is a chance to honor your writing aspirations, just once a month, and come out on the other side of 6 months with new work, deeper knowledge, and–if you’re like a fair number of past participants–a very good chance of publishing your work in literary journals.

Meet with author and Maximum Impact founder, Katey Schultz via livestream webinars to discuss specific craft techniques in each month’s featured book, write via monthly prompts that support new work or existing manuscripts, and join in lively discussions with fellow writers and the Airstream Dispatches community. This is your opportunity to engage your writing and imagination with ease and gentle accountability. All Maximum Impact offerings may qualify for professional development or continuing education credits. Please consult your departmental policies for funding, or reach out to Maximum Impact Director Katey Schultz, for details.


Featured Writers Include:

Katey Schultz plus 6 authors that participants interview. See website for 2018-19 featured authors.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Online Web-based
North Carolina, United States

Maximum Impact

Maximum Impact provides transformative online curricula and tools for the creative writing process. Our offerings help writers and artists articulate precise language and authentic meaning in their work, so that they feel understood by the greater literary and arts communities. Through Maximum Impact's proven, attentive mentorship approach, clients find deep focus, gentle accountability, and ultimately become their own best sources for inspiration. Some live quietly, pursing projects for personal fulfillment. Others prefer a public sphere and go on to win awards, receive funding, and achieve maximum impact. All clients share a love of working with the imagination and believe that the right word in the right context can change a life.

Katey Schultz, Director of Maximum Impact, holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University, and is the author of Flashes of War (2013, Loyola). Her fiction and nonfiction have been taught at universities, justice centers, and literary festivals across the U.S. and her business, Maximum Impact, has been featured in both The Billfold and CNBC for its innovation and effectiveness. Katey has received writing fellowships in 8 different states, is the recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award, and formerly taught Creative Writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She lives with her husband and son in Celo, North Carolina.