Current Class List

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
2
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
Needs Theme Graphic
Date
January 21, 2019-February 11, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Care & Feeding of a Sustainable Writing Practice

Just as humans need food and water, each person’s writing practice has certain necessities. Discover how to sustain your practice through individual goal-setting, discussion of obstacles and strategies, and dedicated time for writing. Leave the class with an individualized plan to keep you writing!

Artists
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
4
Fiction Graphic
Date
January 23, 2019-March 6, 2019
Novel Openings: The First Five Pages
In this class, we will examine how novel openings work, with special focus on point-of-view, setting, and action. Most importantly, we will think of different methods for hooking the reader from the first page. You’ll analyze several openings, while also writing your own.
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
January 23, 2019-March 20, 2019
Art of The Essay
Now, more than ever, writers are finding essays to be the best way to get their voices heard and to get published in the mainstream media. Learn how to write an op-ed, a personal essay, and a nonfiction essay.
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Creative Process Graphic
Date
January 23, 2019-March 6, 2019
The Writer’s Muse: Explorations in Creativity
The Writer's Muse: Explorations in Creativity offers guided exercises for beginners, anyone who is "stuck," and writers trying to take their work to the next level. Intriguing exercises are designed to help you cultivate your curiosity to get words on the page and inspire you to keep going!
Artists
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6