Current Class List

Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Copywriting 102: More Tips and Workshopping
This class expands on Copywriting 101 as attendees dig deeper into the craft of copywriting. Meet a "client" and try your hand at a number of marketing/writing challenges. Learn even more succcessful techniques and tricks of the trade.
Artists
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-April 3, 2019
Writing the Young Adult or Middle Grade Novel
This class will alternate functional craft discussions with small group workshopping activities to help writers finish a novel and develop a plan for revision. This class is ideal for writers who already have some knowledge of basic writing concepts and are looking to improve.
Artists
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
12
Basics Genre Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-February 6, 2019
Writing in the Margins: Developing a Sustainable Writing Practice
In this class, we’ll set intentions for our writing, discuss obstacles, and develop a manageable writing practice. We will explore resources for minimizing distraction, tools for motivation, and essays that inspire us. We will find “margins” in our lives that give us the space to create a meaningful writing practice.
Genre
Basics
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
4
Multigenre Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-February 6, 2019
Writing for Transformation
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to participate in this four-week Writing for Transformation class! Fusing elements of yogic philosophy and depth psychology with creative writing prompts, we will begin to transmute our inner conflicts and blocks and build a solid writing practice for the new year!
Artists
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-March 6, 2019
Memoir Boot Camp
Do you have a story that you're burning to tell, yet are not sure where to begin, or how to proceed to the next step? By examining the tools that great writers use to craft memoir, this class will guide you through crafting a polished essay or chapter that crackles with life.
Artists
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
8
Poetry Graphic
Date
January 9, 2019-February 20, 2019
Generating Poems: Prompt & Circumstance
“Generating Poems: Prompt & Circumstance” will provide poets at all levels with the opportunity to draft poems, receive feedback, and experiment with different forms and prompts. Each week will feature poems for reading and discussion, writing prompts, and an opportunity to workshop poems for feedback from peers and the instructor.
Artists
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
January 9, 2019-February 6, 2019
Writing a Great ACT Essay
Are you planning to take the ACT essay? This class is for you! We'll have an online chat from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to help you learn prewriting. You'll write one essay per week and online discussion will help you improve. Especially helpful for February 9th or April 13th test-takers!
Artists
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Poetry Graphic
Date
January 15, 2019-March 5, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Poetic Alchemy: Within the Alembic-Revising, Expanding, and Deepening your Poems
The alchemical alembic is an apparatus for distilling and refining. Using the alembics of discussion/workshop you will refine your rough poems/first drafts. Readings and discussion will provide a deeper understanding of craft/technique; workshopping will allow you to draft poems towards completion.
Artists
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
Sold Out
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
January 21, 2019-April 29, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Picture Book Master Class
Children need stories. Society needs children to develop a love of reading and deep empathy. Have picture book manuscripts underway? Ready to be immersed in picture book craft? Come study diverse and award-winning mentor texts, write from prompts, revise with rigorous exercises, chat with illustrators, and critique manuscripts with us.
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
12