Current Class List

If searching for youth classes please filter by 'Category' >> 'Youth.' The genre 'Children's and Young Adult Literature' is for adult writers intending their work for children and young adults.

Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Picture Book Workshop
A workshop-only class for writers who have several picture book projects underway, and who are eager to have their work critiqued in a large-group setting. We'll dig into your stories and help you make them shine—and you'll grow as a writer and a reader in the process!
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
0
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Find the Meaning in Your Memoir
You know what happened, but what is your memoir about? And how do you get the perspective to answer this question? Writing exercises as well as peer and teaching artist feedback will guide you toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of your own story.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
0
Poetry Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 21, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Freedom of Restraint: The Joy and Paradox of Formal Poetry
Experience the joy and paradox of writing in meter and in open and closed forms (sonnet, sestina, gazal, shadowbox and ode, for example). Discover how poetic form provides a safe framework and forces us to write things we couldn't have written without the form's parameters. For poets of all levels.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
4
Date
June 20, 2019-August 22, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Poetic Alchemy: Gold—Balance and Beauty in Poems and Collections
For alchemists the beauty of gold symbolized the perfect balance of the elements. This advanced workshop is focused on regenerating/revising poems until they balance the demands of form and content and are ready for submission/a chapbook. We will read/discuss a selection of essays that present various approaches to chapbook/book organization.
Artists
Price
Regular $420.00
Low Income $294.00
Member $378.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 20, 2019-August 15, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tell It Slant: Pushing the Boundaries of Memoir
"Tell all the truth but tell it slant--," Emily Dickinson wrote. The most honest way to write a memoir is not always the most straightforward way. Guided by the work of writers like Claudia Rankine, Maggie Nelson, and Wayne Koestenbaum, we'll tell our truths by experimenting with form and style.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 20, 2019-August 15, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Led by a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, this class applies the Workshop Method to energize, streamline, and focus your writing. The class is open to both short story writers and novelists who have completed at least one piece of fiction. Writers will be given supporting readings/exercises.
Artists
Price
Regular $420.00
Low Income $294.00
Member $378.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
0
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
June 25, 2019-June 28, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Words Can Create Magic (at Rosemount Steeple Center)
Writers create magic with their words and so can you. You will be given prompts and exercises to set your imagination free and expand your ideas into magical creative tales. Turn your ideas loose on the page, and let your writing surprise you as you discover the writer in you!
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Rosemount Steeple Center
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
4
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Launch Your Book: The Self-Publishing Process
Are you curious about self-publishing? The Twin Cities has a lot to offer writers in the field of self-publishing. In this class learn the many aspects of the overall self-publishing process as well as the many local resources available for self publishing, including Pressbooks, a free self-publishing tool through Hennepin county libraries
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Generating Generations—Writing on Ancestry and Origin
In this class, we will explore ancestry and origin as it relates to our personal narratives by first looking at how other revolutionary authors of color such as Kao Kalia Yang, Kathleen Collins, and Safia Elhillo have explored these themes. Then generate two written pieces on our own ancestry.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1