Current Class List

Multigenre Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Descriptive Language
Descriptive language is a writer's most powerful tool for creating what John Gardner called the best fiction—a vivid and continuous dream. Readings and exercises will focus on the importance of specificity, how to deftly work with adverbs and adjectives, the use of all five senses, and how to communicate emotion.
Artists
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Process Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
A Little Practice: Creating and Sustaining a Journaling Habit
In this class, we'll focus on creating a sustainable, enjoyable journaling practice. We'll discuss our road blocks, goals, and strategies, and will also take time to write, putting into practice what we learn and sharing what we create and discover along the way.
Artists
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Copywriting 101: Tips & Techniques
Launch a writing career. Promote your literary work. Hone your pursuasive writing skills. Promotional writing has its own rules, language, tricks and tips--many tested and proven to work. We'll explore dos and don'ts, writing to sell, writing headlines, and getting started as a freelance writer.
Artists
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Think Like an Editor
Has an editor or beta reader ever made a suggestion for your writing that completely changed your perspective? Learn some tips and tricks from a professional editor to improve your fiction or nonfiction writing, from grammar and sentence structure to word choice, dialogue pitfalls, and knowing your intended audience.
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Unlocking the Very Brief Poem, East and West
The very brief poem is ideal for those who want to capture essences, or the immediate flavor of some moment of living. Inspired by a broad range of international poets from Basho to Jane Hirshfield, participants will try their hand at both Eastern and Western forms including renga and cinquains.
Artists
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Copywriting 102: More Tips and Workshopping
This class expands on Copywriting 101 as attendees dig deeper into the craft of copywriting. Meet a "client" and try your hand at a number of marketing/writing challenges. Learn even more succcessful techniques and tricks of the trade.
Artists
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-April 3, 2019
Writing the Young Adult or Middle Grade Novel
This class will alternate functional craft discussions with small group workshopping activities to help writers finish a novel and develop a plan for revision. This class is ideal for writers who already have some knowledge of basic writing concepts and are looking to improve.
Artists
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
12
Basics Genre Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-February 6, 2019
Writing in the Margins: Developing a Sustainable Writing Practice
In this class, we’ll set intentions for our writing, discuss obstacles, and develop a manageable writing practice. We will explore resources for minimizing distraction, tools for motivation, and essays that inspire us. We will find “margins” in our lives that give us the space to create a meaningful writing practice.
Genre
Basics
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
4
Multigenre Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-February 6, 2019
Writing for Transformation
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to participate in this four-week Writing for Transformation class! Fusing elements of yogic philosophy and depth psychology with creative writing prompts, we will begin to transmute our inner conflicts and blocks and build a solid writing practice for the new year!
Artists
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4