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.

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
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
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
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 31, 2019
Explore the World of Literary Journals
Explore the world of literary journals! Read stories from up-and-coming journals, discuss what makes the writing sing, and then use a related prompt do some writing of your own—all while examining trends in publishing and finding places to submit your work. We'll also cover the submission process.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 31, 2019
Write Memory: Intro to Memoir
This class is for anyone interested in exploring foundational storytelling techniques that can help bring true-life stories alive on the page. Discussions, writing exercises, and peer and teaching artist feedback will help beginning memoirists explore aspects of craft through the telling of your own story.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
6
Poetry Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Writing The Poems We Almost Miss
Though poets often work from memory, we're surrounded by new material every day. All we have to do is figure out how to use it. In this online class, you'll use found material, erasure, and epigraphs to write new poems inspired by what the world places in front of you.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4