Current Class List

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Multigenre Graphic
Date
February 6, 2019-March 27, 2019
Mastering Metaphor
Metaphor is the heart of creative writing. This class—for those interested in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—looks at the many ways writers create meaning through specific types of metaphor and metaphor-like comparisons and compressions. Includes writing practice, interactive discussion, and an optional private critique. The class will take a break from Feb. 27 through Mar. 6.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Craft in Personal Narrative
We are all very different in our experiences, and it is not easy to communicate them effectively to others. Craft is key. Through readings, discussion and writing, this class aims to celebrate the unique quality of our personal narrative while finding how to best express it in our writing.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
1
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Teaching In Community: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers

This one day class will cover the building blocks of submitting a Loft class proposal, including tips on how to write a class description that reflects class content and a teaching artist bio that best showcases your skill set. The first 12 students to preregister will receive instructor feedback on their proposal.


 
Price
Regular $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Member $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 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 workshop, we'll discuss proper manuscript formatting, and go on to discuss market lists, deciphering writer's guidelines, dealing with rejection and rejoicing in seeing your work in print.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Multigenre Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Writing the Working Class
Kit de Waal wrote "Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed—these are narratives rich in barbed humour ...reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life..." Come for a day of inspiration through examining working class master works, and generation through writing exercises.
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Going the Distance: Writing Longform Nonfiction

Some years ago, pundits predicted the end of the attention span. Then a strange thing happened: Publishers noticed that longer stories got more readers and better traffic on their websites. Thus longform was born. In this seminar we’ll look at what longform nonfiction is, how to write it and how to sell it.


 
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
February 23, 2019-March 2, 2019
Time
12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
By Accident and Design: The Found Poem
Found poetry uses material from another source, generally everyday written material not intended as poetry; working with it requires skills similar to those used in the actual creation of poems. From the humourous to the profound, we'll read and create our own found poems using various techniques and sources.
Artists
Price
Regular $175.00
Low Income $122.50
Member $157.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
2
Poetry Graphic
Date
February 25, 2019-March 1, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Aspects of Poetic Craft: Generating New Work
This intensive will involve at least two daily writing prompts/journeys, discussions of craft tied to poems by master poets, and sharing of insights on process. The idea is not to necessarily finish a poem, but to generate material for potential poems without the crushing pressure of "completion."
Artists
Price
Regular $525.00
Low Income $367.50
Member $472.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
5
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
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
1