Current Class List

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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
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
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
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Spark Your Imagination
The imagination is the engine of fiction. Ideas are everywhere, but it takes skill to turn them into stories. The imagination helps us get characters into and out of situations, find our way beyond cliché, and reach satisfying endings. Through fun exercises, participants will practise generating ideas and crafting plots.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 21, 2019
The Story You Have to Tell
This class will teach you to find the story you most urgently feel you need to write, and give you the tools to write it. You will read short essays or excerpts of memoirs and emulate them, as well as completing other prompts.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Playwriting: Eight Weeks to a First Draft (at Hopkins Center for the Arts)
In eight weeks, we will go from developing an idea to a solid first draft of a one act or the beginning of a full length play. This is a great opportunity for writers with some playwriting experience who want accountability as they begin a larger project.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Genre Fiction Fundamentals: Start With a Bang!
Whether delivering love, laughter, magic, or mayhem, all genre novels are constructed using the same fundamental craft components. In this class, we'll explore character, plot, structure, conflict, dialogue, world-building, pace, and POV through the lens of genre fiction, and apply these learnings to our opening scenes via in-class writing exercises.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8