Current Class List

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Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-July 27, 2019
Time
6:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Bringing Nonfiction to the Stage: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
In this class, Kathryn Haddad will lead you through exercises designed to dramatize your stories. We will draw from memories, our current life situations, news stories and historical events to craft scenes. Students will have time to write and share their writing with the group. Bring photos and stories you would like to work with for our session.
Artists
Price
Regular $30.00
Member $27.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
2
Fiction Graphic
Date
July 11, 2019-August 1, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
What If? Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy for Fun and Profit
'What if...?' is the fundamental question that drives science fiction and fantasy. What if robots became sentient? What if magic was real? Come and discover your answers to this versatile question! Bring an active imagination and an open mind. Class time will be structured to include teaching artist/peer critique.
Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
4
Open Seats
5
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
July 11, 2019-August 15, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Poignant and Pithy: Writing and Submitting Flash Nonfiction
We will read, analyze, write, edit, polish and submit flash nonfiction pieces. Writing prompts and self-editing tips will move writers from creating to drafting to submitting. Students will receive a list of venues to submit to and be supported in moving a piece from draft to submittable.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Open Seats
0
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-August 9, 2019
Screenwriting for Teens
In this fast-paced and fun online screenwriting class for teen writers at all levels, we will test out movie concepts and help you develop a script for a short film. You will map out the plot of your movie, pitch your ideas, and write scenes in exciting locations with powerful characters.
Artists
Price
Regular $156.00
Low Income $156.00
Member $140.40
Location
Online
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting Youth
Family
Online
Level
13 to 17
Number of Weeks
4
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-August 9, 2019
Discovering the Writing World for Teens
In this online class intended for teens 13–17, we will discover paths to create our own poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We will read powerful examples and discuss helpful advice from established writers. Writing prompts will inspire us to begin new work and help us focus our voice in a safe and open setting.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Youth
Family
Online
Level
13 to 17
Number of Weeks
4
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Getting Your Word Out: Polishing, Submitting, and Marketing Your Writing
Anybody can write, but it takes determination to see your work through to print. In this class, we'll discuss proper manuscript formatting as well as deciphering market lists and writer's guidelines, dealing with rejection and rejoicing in seeing your work in print.
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
What the Prose Poem Can Do
This class illuminates the unique capacity of the prose poem for reaching into new, sometimes visionary content and tone. Inspired by contemporary American prose poets such as Naomi Shihab Nye and Louis Jenkins, participants will write poems of their own in this exciting hybird form.
Artists
Price
Regular $87.50
Low Income $61.25
Member $78.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Writing Your Life: How to Plan, Write, and Develop Your Memoir
Trying to write the story of your life for publication or as a family legacy? Learn to organize your stories into a readable, interesting work, choose a central conflict, find a balance between action and reflection, and discover the difference between author's voice and narrative voice.
Price
Regular $105.00
Low Income $73.50
Member $94.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Open Seats
0
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Writing for Justice
Are you wondering how you can make a difference in the world before you're old enough to vote? This class is for you! In Writing for Justice, we will explore how writers have advocated for justice and write our own work on issues we're passionate about.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Level
15 to 17
Number of Sessions
5