Current Class List

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Poetry Graphic
Date
March 19, 2019-April 23, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
American Mythology Through Poetry and Prose
This class will investigate the formation of American identity as told by writers. This class will reinterpret the American literary canon and its hidden origins by examining multigenre work praised within it. We'll also write our own poems challenging maintained myths and redefine our own relationship with written words.
 
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
March 20, 2019-April 17, 2019
Editing Family Manuscripts
To preserve family history and pass on letters, diaries, journals, poems, and stories written by our ancestors—parents, grandparents, earlier generations—and pass them on to their descendants and historical archives, we can edit and publish them ourselves. This class focuses on transcribing, editing, annotating, introducing, and publishing family manuscripts.
Artists
Price
Regular $156.00
Low Income $156.00
Member $140.40
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Basics Genre Graphic
Date
March 20, 2019-April 24, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Personal Writing—Let's Start Here!
You want to write, but where do you begin? How do you know which form and style are right for you? In this class you will find a safe place to experiment. You will have the time and opportunity to sample various formats and open up the writer in you.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
March 20, 2019-April 24, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Memoir Writing: Finding Your Story, Telling Your Story
We will discuss the basics of memoir writing--the difference between memoir and autobiography, the pitfalls of writing about people you know and love, audience, shape, theme, research, veracity and truth, and scope. There will be a lot of recommended reading. There will be in-class exercises. There will be homework.
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
Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 20, 2019-April 24, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Keys to Driving Narrative
Jump-start your fiction or nonfiction! Learn how modern masters energize their writing. This class teaches ways to create a driving narrative. Discover essentials for developing scenes, narrative arc, powerful imagery, and evocative settings. Learn the secrets of writing secrets.
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
March 21, 2019-April 25, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Playwriting 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Play

In this six week class, students will learn the nuts and bolts of playwriting. Students will learn about contemporary trends in playwriting through lectures, the reading of exciting new plays by living writers, and workshopping original works by their peers.

Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
March 21, 2019-April 25, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Revising Creative Nonfiction

If you need to do some careful revising to get your creative nonfiction ready for submission, this class is for you. Whether you’re working on an essay or a book, we’ll give your manuscript an unflinching look. We will work together both on cutting out the extra material our work doesn’t need and fine-tuning our prose.

Artists
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
6
Poetry Graphic
Date
March 27, 2019-May 1, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Intermediate Poetry
We'll read the work of about fifty world poets, and begin to workshop in week two. We'll read many different poems and discuss ways to approach and make use of the inspiration they provide for our own new work.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
6
Open Seats
0
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Short Story Writing
Whether it's funny, frightening, or heartbreaking, a good short story is a compelling peek into a deeper world. In this class we'll read short works by favorite authors to unlock the secrets of story structure and use what we discover to outline and write our own short stories.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
1