Current Class List

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Poetry Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 16, 2019
Found Poetry and Craft
In Found Poetry, you take pieces of prose and/or poetry from other works or everyday things and turn them into new poems. In this class, we will practice Cut-Up, Erasure, Blackout, Cento and more—while discussing elements of craft that will inform your Found Poems and make them successful.
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 30, 2019
Voices from Your Past: A Workshop in Editing Family Manuscripts
To preserve family history manuscripts (letters, diaries, journals, etc.) written by earlier generations for their descendants and/or for historical archives, we will focus on transcribing, editing, annotating, introducing, and publishing them, helping newcomers initiate projects and enhancing the further development of projects already underway through class workshops and individual mentoring.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 30, 2019
Writing to Persuade
Whether it be a blog post, an op-ed, even a Facebook post, we all want to explain our points of view. This class will give students confidence to draw on their expertise, opinions, and personal experience to write and pitch short opinion pieces that will stand out.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Fiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-November 13, 2019
Be Bold! Be Bold! Breaking the “Rules” of Literary Fiction
Many of us have internalized expectations about what “real” literary fiction is: it’s realistic, focuses on character development; moves in a cause-and-effect way, with rising action, turning point, etc. In this class, we’ll read and discuss published work that breaks those “rules,” and we’ll generate our own rule-bending stories.
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
8
Loft If Theme Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-December 11, 2019
The Loft Presents If: Writing Diverse Speculative Fiction & Poetry
How can speculative elements break open possibilities, making our readers creatively engage with problems that are stagnating in current cultural consciousness? By problem posing and illuminating underrepresented aspects of our lives, we'll write in our genres of choice with the goal of creating speculative works with transformative potential.
Artists
Price
Regular $468.00
Member $421.20
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
12
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 16, 2019
Memoir Writing: Body and Mind
The intention of this class will be to introduce students to memoirs which will guide them toward a better understanding of writing creative nonfiction, particularly regarding language and the body. The class will include live chats, reading excerpts, and writing exercises.
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
4
Basics Genre Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 23, 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
September 18, 2019-December 11, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Master Class Creative Nonfiction: The Ripeness of the Untold “I” in the World
This is an advanced creative nonfiction class for writers who are interested in focusing on working with shorter forms, not full-length memoirs. Types of creative nonfiction explored may include the lyric essay, the meditation, the letter, the micro memoir, etc. We will read a variety of shorter pieces that will inspire us in their approaches to this capacious genre, showing storytelling possibilities for your untold “I.” Most of our class time will be spent writing, sharing, and workshopping.
Price
Regular $630.00
Low Income $441.00
Member $567.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
12
Fiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 23, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Book In a Month
This class is about making the commitment to write that book. You’ll set weekly writing goals, brainstorm, discuss storytelling, crafting, and writing for publication. You’ll write, share your work, get constructive feedback, check in online between classes, and write some more with guidance from a multi-published novelist and experienced teacher.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6