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.

Creative Process Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Writing Session: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
In this Saturday afternoon writing session, students will have the time to work on their writing. David Mura will provide a writing prompt they can either choose to follow or use the time to work on a writing project they have already started. Students will also have the option of signing up for a brief one-on-one consultation with David, who will meet with as many students as time allows. During this consultation, David will provide feedback on up to 3 pages of a student's writing.
Artists
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $13.50
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
June 17, 2019-August 12, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Screenplay Boot Camp
Having trouble starting or following through with your screenplay? Designed with both workshop and instruction on craft as a focus, this is an opportunity to learn the art form of screenwriting, while also providing a space for students to write and receive critique from peers and teaching artist.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
0
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 17, 2019-August 12, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Beginning Fiction
Learn to write fiction in a non-intimidating environment with fellow beginners. Because this is a beginning class, student work will not be workshopped in depth, but time can be made for sharing and discussing work, if desired. By the end of class, students will have an increased skill set in the basics of writing fiction and an understanding of how to approach a blank page with confidence.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
0
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 18, 2019-July 9, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Finding Your Story, Telling Your Truth
Everyone's life is important enough to write about. We will focus on memoir in this class but individuals who have experience with personal essay, travelogue, or narrative journalism are also welcome. Our inspiration will be your perspective and your questions about your experience, your world, and the world around you.
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
4
Open Seats
5
Multigenre Graphic
Date
June 18, 2019-August 13, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Writing in the Body: An Exploration of Yoga and Writing
Ever get up from a writing session feeling achy or irritated? This class pairs yoga and writing exercises to create sustainable writing practices and negotiate writers' block. Participants will revise a work in progress or start a new piece in a supportive space of exploration.
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 18, 2019-August 13, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
It's A Mystery: How To Build A Crime Novel
The best mysteries are about more than "whodunit." They help us explore the truth of our existence with as much validity as any so-called work of literature. In this course, we'll help students achieve this goal by examining the structure of the mystery and its parts including dialogue and setting.
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
5
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
June 18, 2019-July 30, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Writing Children's Picture Books: For Beginners
We will walk through: formatting your picture book manuscript, understanding word count limits, practicing writing a spread, workshopping and peer-editing your work, gaining insights into navigating publishing venues, model and practice writing a pitch letter, or query, to an agent and/or editor, and how to submit your work.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
6
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Spark Your Imagination
The imagination is the engine of fiction. Ideas are everywhere, but it takes skill to turn them into stories. The imagination helps us get characters into and out of situations, find our way beyond cliché, and reach satisfying endings. Through fun exercises, participants will practise generating ideas and crafting plots.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 21, 2019
The Story You Have to Tell
This class will teach you to find the story you most urgently feel you need to write, and give you the tools to write it. You will read short essays or excerpts of memoirs and emulate them, as well as completing other prompts.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8