Current Class List

Poetry Graphic
Date
January 29, 2019-December 17, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Poetry Project 2019

A book of poetry is not simply a product. A collection of poetry is not just the sum of many poems. When we are at our best, our books are proof of our living and thinking, proof of our investigations and ferries into our wild world and wild selves.

In this class, we will work together to write poetry with rigor, play, and honesty with our sites towards completing a full-length manuscript ready for submission and publication.

Artists
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Advanced
Open Seats
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
January 29, 2019-December 17, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Memoir Writing Project 2019 (Section 1)

Your memoir, from first word to last and on to market.

We can get your book ready for market in one year. That’s the first lesson of this year-long course. The hundred other lessons that follow will take into account everything from how to begin to how to end, what to include and what to ax, and when honesty is good and when honesty is going to get you in trouble.

Artists
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
0
Fiction Graphic
Date
January 29, 2019-April 16, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Advanced Fiction Workshop
In this advanced class, we'll focus on workshopping students' stories, helping to make them the best they can be. This workshop is for writers who are serious about the craft of the short story and are looking to take their writing to the next level.
Artists
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
12
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
January 29, 2019-March 5, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Imagination and Truth in Creative Nonfiction
In this class, we will consider the boundaries of the creative nonfiction genre and interrogate how much invention is too much, using the scale of our individual commitments to truthfulness. Through writing prompts, creative generation activities, and revision strategies, we will practice writing into the grey spaces of our memories and the possibilities we invent in our wading through the unknown.
 
Artists
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Process Graphic
Date
January 30, 2019-March 13, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Writing Your Way to Your Life's Passion
Using Elle Luna's book The Crossroads of Should and Must we will explore what it means to "choose must" in our lives. Through discussion and writing prompts, we'll identify our passions, come to terms with our "shoulds" and fears, and find ways to live more fully.
Artists
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Fiction Graphic
Date
January 30, 2019-March 6, 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
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Poetry Graphic
Date
January 30, 2019-March 6, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
The Poet in the World

What is the role of the poet in the world? Looking to poets such as Tracy K Smith, Solmaz Sharif, and Elizabeth Bishop for instruction and inspiration, students in this class will read and write a range of poems, about a variety of topics, as we generate poetry. This class will introduce poetry craft concepts such as image, sound, and ways to break lines.

Artists
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
January 30, 2019-March 20, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Memoir: Let's Get Started
Here’s a chance to move beyond that scary blank page and finally get started on the memoir you’ve been wanting to write. With inspiration from weekly exercises, readings by accomplished writers, and help from class members and the teaching artist, you will make significant progress on a first draft.
Artists
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
8
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
January 30, 2019-March 6, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Writing Your Screenplay or TV Pilot: Act I
Offered to both beginning and intermediate writers, this class will help you finish Act I of your script and put you on the path to rewriting or completing it.
Artists
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
6