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.

Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 17, 2019
A Writer's Path to Book Sales: Learn How to Promote Your Work on Social Media in 10 Easy Steps
We'll cover 10 steps that will help you learn social media tools, craft your book's marketing message and promote your book through social media.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
6
Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-May 1, 2019
Writing Authentic, Amazing Dialogue for Your Fiction or Memoir
Learn to write better dialogue for your fiction or memoir. Authentic dialogue makes writing more publishable. We'll analyze dialogue by famous writers, then use assignments and weekly feedback to translate spoken dialogue to the page, bringing in enough subtext to create tension, and finding our unique dialogue voice and rhythm.
Price
Regular $390.00
Low Income $390.00
Member $351.00
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 3, 2019
Simple Tips for Snappier Writing
No matter what you’re writing, it pays to be memorable.Our mental sounding boards need certain cues to catch attention and encourage retention. Brandish those energizing cues and your writing will snap, crackle and pop for your readers.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Fiction Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-May 1, 2019
A Toolkit for Reader Engagement
This class covers key tools genre writers use to hook their readers and keep them engaged. The "craft" readings are structured so students can develop a novel or short story from characters through outline to synopsis; the genre novels will serve as models for the effective use of these tools.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Low Income $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
8
Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 3, 2019
Comedy Writing Sampler
Test the waters of writing funny! You’ll practice common forms of comedy writing through writing prompts. At the end of the class, you’ll have written four types of humor, have a deeper understanding how comedy and tips to move forward.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Fiction Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 17, 2019
Double-Take: Writing Scenes that Hook an Agent & Keep a Reader
A one-two gut punch from a Random House author and her agent that will cover writing impactful scenes. We will get messy dissecting stand-out opening, middle, and end novel scenes. You'll walk away from this class with a better understanding of how to emotionally connect with your audience and then pull the rug out from under them.
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 17, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Seeing Your YA Work Through a Reader's Eye
Do you read AND write Young Adult novels? For any writer to truly know their audience, it's 100% essential that they are well-read in the category(s) they write in. In this class, we will read six young adult titles and discuss in detail the tools, elements, and marketing of each title.
Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
4
Creative Process Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Digging a Little Deeper: From Journaling Practice to Creative Work
An ongoing journaling practice can be a nourishing part of our creative lives and can be a resource for creative writing. In this class, we will explore how to dig into our journals for ideas and possibilities, and create a "finished" story, essay, poem, or other piece of creative work.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Process Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Break the Block: Strategies to Defeat Procrastination and Writer's Block
Do procrastination and writer's block keep you from starting your novel, short story, poem, or memoir? If you'd like some tips and techniques to break your block, supercharge your writing, and stay focused on your creative project, come learn from a writer who's been there and knows how to change and refocus the frustrating dynamics that keep writers from writing.
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1