Current Class List

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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 successful techniques and tricks of the trade.
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
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
March 4, 2019-April 22, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Best Lessons from Best-Selling Memoirs

What can memoir writers learn from Educated (Tara Westover) and I Am, I Am, I Am (Maggie O’Farrell)? We will examine strategies for writing honestly about life’s struggles and successes. In-class writing exercises are designed to help students work through challenges particular to their story and find its core strength.

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
Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 3, 2019
Comedy Writing Sampler
Test the waters of writing funny! You’ll practice common forms of comedy writing through writing prompts. At the end of the class, you’ll have written four types of humor, have a deeper understanding how comedy and tips to move forward.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Fiction Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 17, 2019
Double-Take: Writing Scenes that Hook an Agent & Keep a Reader
A one-two gut punch from a Random House author and her agent that will cover writing impactful scenes. We will get messy dissecting stand-out opening, middle, and end novel scenes. You'll walk away from this class with a better understanding of how to emotionally connect with your audience and then pull the rug out from under them.
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Open Seats
4
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-May 8, 2019
Book Proposal Boot Camp
Led by a former Penguin acquisitions editor and author, "Book Proposal Boot Camp" is a high-intensity basic training for writers with a nonfiction book idea, the readiness to write sample chapters, and the desire to get their proposal in the hands of agents and editors. By the end of this class, you will have a completed book proposal, a sample chapter, a query letter, and insider knowledge of the publishing industry, including how to successfully query agents.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Low Income $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 17, 2019
A Writer's Path to Book Sales: Learn How to Promote Your Work on Social Media in 10 Easy Steps
We'll cover 10 steps that will help you learn social media tools, craft your book's marketing message and promote your book through social media.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
6
Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-May 1, 2019
Writing Authentic, Amazing Dialogue for Your Fiction or Memoir
Learn to write better dialogue for your fiction or memoir. Authentic dialogue makes writing more publishable. We'll analyze dialogue by famous writers, then use assignments and weekly feedback to translate spoken dialogue to the page, bringing in enough subtext to create tension, and finding our unique dialogue voice and rhythm.
Price
Regular $390.00
Low Income $390.00
Member $351.00
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-April 3, 2019
Simple Tips for Snappier Writing
No matter what you’re writing, it pays to be memorable.Our mental sounding boards need certain cues to catch attention and encourage retention. Brandish those energizing cues and your writing will snap, crackle and pop for your readers.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Fiction Graphic
Date
March 6, 2019-May 1, 2019
A Toolkit for Reader Engagement
This class covers key tools genre writers use to hook their readers and keep them engaged. The "craft" readings are structured so students can develop a novel or short story from characters through outline to synopsis; the genre novels will serve as models for the effective use of these tools.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Low Income $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
8