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.

Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Fantastic Fiction
Your otherwise realistic fiction can benefit from breaking the rules of the real world to introduce fantastic elements. Whether you've never delved into this style of fiction or you're already comfortable playing with surrealism, magic, and fantasy, this class will focus your skills to craft highly original speculative literary fiction.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Person, Place and Thing: Building an Authentic Fictional World
The old saying is that God is in the details. As writers we play a Godlike role in building believable worlds that illuminate the human experience. In this class, students will get a framework to underpin this fictional world.
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Poetry Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 21, 2019
Free Range: Poetry Prompts Found with Your Cell Phone's Camera
In this class we'll write on-the-go poems found in the heart of your staycation or your getaway—using prompts and material gathered with your phone's camera. This class is designed to keep you ready to write whether you've got daily time to devote, or a hectic schedule of family travel.
 
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 31, 2019
Explore the World of Literary Journals
Explore the world of literary journals! Read stories from up-and-coming journals, discuss what makes the writing sing, and then use a related prompt do some writing of your own—all while examining trends in publishing and finding places to submit your work. We'll also cover the submission process.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 31, 2019
Write Memory: Intro to Memoir
This class is for anyone interested in exploring foundational storytelling techniques that can help bring true-life stories alive on the page. Discussions, writing exercises, and peer and teaching artist feedback will help beginning memoirists explore aspects of craft through the telling of your own story.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
6
Poetry Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Writing The Poems We Almost Miss
Though poets often work from memory, we're surrounded by new material every day. All we have to do is figure out how to use it. In this online class, you'll use found material, erasure, and epigraphs to write new poems inspired by what the world places in front of you.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Picture Book Workshop
A workshop-only class for writers who have several picture book projects underway, and who are eager to have their work critiqued in a large-group setting. We'll dig into your stories and help you make them shine—and you'll grow as a writer and a reader in the process!
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
0
Poetry Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 21, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Freedom of Restraint: The Joy and Paradox of Formal Poetry
Experience the joy and paradox of writing in meter and in open and closed forms (sonnet, sestina, gazal, shadowbox and ode, for example). Discover how poetic form provides a safe framework and forces us to write things we couldn't have written without the form's parameters. For poets of all levels.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
5
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Find the Meaning in Your Memoir
You know what happened, but what is your memoir about? And how do you get the perspective to answer this question? Writing exercises as well as peer and teaching artist feedback will guide you toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of your own story.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
4