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.

Youth Graphic Marker
Date
June 25, 2019-June 28, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Words Can Create Magic (at Rosemount Steeple Center)
Writers create magic with their words and so can you. You will be given prompts and exercises to set your imagination free and expand your ideas into magical creative tales. Turn your ideas loose on the page, and let your writing surprise you as you discover the writer in you!
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Rosemount Steeple Center
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
4
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Writing in Rhyme Isn't a Crime—Unless You Butcher It!
Through mini lessons and exercises, using your own rhyming picture book manuscript, you'll learn how to punch up your plot, rule your rhymes and master your meter! This class is for writers of rhyme who have a picture book manuscript they want to get "submission ready"! 

See submission instructions on class details page.
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Generating Generations—Writing on Ancestry and Origin
In this class, we will explore ancestry and origin as it relates to our personal narratives by first looking at how other revolutionary authors of color such as Kao Kalia Yang, Kathleen Collins, and Safia Elhillo have explored these themes. Then generate two written pieces on our own ancestry.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Launch Your Book: The Self-Publishing Process
Are you curious about self-publishing? The Twin Cities has a lot to offer writers in the field of self-publishing. In this class learn the many aspects of the overall self-publishing process as well as the many local resources available for self publishing, including Pressbooks, a free self-publishing tool through Hennepin county libraries
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Unlocking the Very Brief Poem, East and West
The very brief poem is ideal for those who want to capture essences, or the immediate flavor of some moment of living. Inspired by a broad range of international poets from Basho to Jane Hirshfield, participants will try their hand at both Eastern and Western forms including renga and cinquains.
Artists
Price
Regular $87.50
Low Income $61.25
Member $78.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Building a Novel

Writing a novel can seem daunting, but “Building a Novel” breaks it down into manageable steps. We will work on plot, characterization, organization, point of view, and scene building. Class includes feedback on your writing and free-writing that helps jump-start and deepen your thinking.

Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
12 to 14
Number of Sessions
5
Open Seats
0
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Mapping The Grishaverse: The World of Leigh Bardugo
For fans of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse (Shadow & Bone trilogy; Six of Crows duology), this class explores the world-building and characters of all five novels. Via writing exercises and group discussion, this class aims to improve student storytelling. Students should have read all five novels or be comfortable with spoilers.
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
League of Super Writers
If you like superheroes, writing, and drawing, then you'll love this course! You'll create your very own superhero and bring them to life through artwork, stories, poems, and a play. We'll sharpen our skills through games, writing prompts, and costume-making. Just bring your imagination!
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
It's All About Me!: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class
Tell your own story of who you are and what you think, feel, and dream! We'll show you how to use your writing and other materials to create a beautiful book, with you as the main character! You'll go down to MCBA’s book arts studios to learn all the aspects of making a book, including working with a printing press, book binding, and creating materials in the wet studio that you then use to embellish your book about you! At the end of this class, you'll take home a wonderful book version of yourself.
Artists
Price
Regular $277.50
Low Income $194.25
Member $249.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5