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
January 21, 2019-April 29, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Picture Book Master Class
Children need stories. Society needs children to develop a love of reading and deep empathy. Have picture book manuscripts underway? Ready to be immersed in picture book craft? Come study diverse and award-winning mentor texts, write from prompts, revise with rigorous exercises, chat with illustrators, and critique manuscripts with us.
Price
Regular $630.00
Low Income $441.00
Member $567.00
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
12
Open Seats
2
Needs Theme Graphic
Date
January 21, 2019-February 11, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Care & Feeding of a Sustainable Writing Practice

Just as humans need food and water, each person’s writing practice has certain necessities. Discover how to sustain your practice through individual goal-setting, discussion of obstacles and strategies, and dedicated time for writing. Leave the class with an individualized plan to keep you writing!

Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
4
Open Seats
2
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
January 23, 2019-February 20, 2019
Get Published in 2019
Want to send your work out but you don't know where to start? This class will show you how to stay focused, set goals, find markets, write an effective query letter and publicize your success. Find your path to publication this year!
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Open Seats
Sold Out
Creative Process Graphic
Date
January 23, 2019-March 6, 2019
The Writer’s Muse: Explorations in Creativity
The Writer's Muse: Explorations in Creativity offers guided exercises for beginners, anyone who is "stuck," and writers trying to take their work to the next level. Intriguing exercises are designed to help you cultivate your curiosity to get words on the page and inspire you to keep going!
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Needs Theme Graphic
Date
January 23, 2019-February 20, 2019
Balance Your Needs: Launch Your Project in the Time You Have
Want to start a project but can't seem to find the time to get it off the ground? This low-stakes class will help launch your writing project with your busy life in mind. We will work through concepts, create realistic goals, identify barriers, and establish a plan for your project.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
January 23, 2019-March 20, 2019
Art of The Essay
Now, more than ever, writers are finding essays to be the best way to get their voices heard and to get published in the mainstream media. Learn how to write an op-ed, a personal essay, and a nonfiction essay.
Price
Regular $312.00
Low Income $312.00
Member $280.80
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Open Seats
2
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Launching Your Book: Learn the Skills to Self-publish
Do you have a story you want to share with the world but don't know how to do it? With self-publishing you can be empowered to publish your book on your own. In this class steps like raising funds, editing, cover design, formatting, distribution, and promotion will be covered.
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Process Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Insight Writing

This class will focus on in-class generative writing. By using guided meditations, short readings, and writing prompts, we will together create a contemplative atmosphere where discovery-oriented writing can emerge. Words by Alice Walker, Alexander Chee, and Banana Yoshimoto, among others, will assist us along the way.

Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Multigenre Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Perfecting Your 1st 10 Pages
This class is dedicated to teaching you how to create a strong attention grabber, establish theme, and creatively set up your protagonist. You'll learn how to establish these critical elements and integrate them to create an amazing hook to your story. 
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
1