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.

Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
March 12, 2019-April 30, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Memoir: The Wealth of Presence and Absence
Memory is a form of wealth. In this class, we will read excerpts from memoirs and personal essays that experiment with the vast world of nonfiction and memory. Writing exercises and working toward or with a whole draft of a memoir will be part of our work.
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
Digital Storytelling Graphic
Date
March 13, 2019-May 1, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Introduction to Digital Storytelling
Digital stories are short videos (1-4 minutes long) that use narration, images, and music to tell a compelling story. In this class, you’ll learn to compose a script for multimedia; choose and shape images and sound; and assemble and share your story using a basic video editing program.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Digital Storytelling
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
March 13, 2019-March 23, 2019
Time
6:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Discovering the Story: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
This class is for writers at all levels who are interested in approaching fiction as a process of discovery. We will honor the spirit of exploration with the recognition that the journey is as important as the destination.

Wednesday, March 13th's class is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 23rd's class is from 1-4 p.m.
Artists
Price
Regular $30.00
Member $27.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
2
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
March 14, 2019-May 2, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Picture Book Workshop
Join us for a workshop-only class for writers who know the basics and have several picture book projects underway. Come ready to build your critique skills, deepen your understanding of the craft, and tackle revisions with new insights into your works-in-progress.
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
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8
Open Seats
0
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
March 14, 2019-May 2, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Getting Past the Draft
Let's turn our drafts from iffy to spiffy! We will read and respond to one another's work, outline strategies for revision, and talk about what's next. Open to writers of MG and YA fiction.
Artists
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
Poetry Graphic
Date
March 14, 2019-May 2, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Every week we will: engage in writing exercises, read and discuss poems, and workshop student work. This class requires an application.
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
March 15, 2019-May 3, 2019
Time
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Work in Progress
Writing is a wonderful vocation, but the effort can be lonely. Come break the isolation! This class is for fiction writers with some experience who are looking for artistic camaraderie. We will write together, discuss literature, and give constructive comment on each other's work in progress.
Artists
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8
Needs Theme Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Writing about Family: Taboos, Secrets, and Heirlooms
In memoir, writing about family can feel both selfish and selfless. Guided by stories from Jacqueline Woodson, Jesmyn Ward, Jamaica Kincaid and Sandra Cisneros, we'll explore effective creative nonfiction craft techniques for writing about family—from the estranged to the ashamed, from the deceitful to the dead.
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Multigenre Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
The Building Blocks of a Strong Book Proposal

Do you have a great book idea? It's also important to remember that writing a book goes beyond the pages of the narrative you've created—there's also a need to create your book's business plan. This class will provide the steps for your book idea (fiction or nonfiction), along with examples, so that you can create your book's business plan.

Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1