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
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Building Imaginary Worlds
Have you ever wondered how your favorite writers can transport you into a completely a different world? In this class for young writers, we'll learn to build imaginary worlds from the ground up through games, writing exercises, and readings from from YA books such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5
Open Seats
2
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Loft Lunch Time Care July 8–12, 2019
If you'd like to register your child for both morning and afternoon classes and would like her or him to have supervision and community over lunch, register for the Loft's Lunch Time Care option. Loft staff will eat with your child in a Loft classroom, play games, work on writing projects, and read stories from noon until 1 p.m., staying with them until they're picked up by you at 1 p.m., or we'll bring them to their 1 p.m. Loft class.
Price
Regular $10.00
Low Income $7.00
Member $9.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Awkward, Infinite, & In Love: Writing Young Adult Fiction
This class will explore different styles of young adult literature and discuss how to craft meaningful and engaging stories for teens. We'll learn to create complex and diverse characters, voices, and narratives that reflect coming-of-age themes: first loves, the excitement and awkwardness of high school, trauma, and identity formation.
Artists
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
Open Seats
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Making the Academic Personal (or How to Write a Killer College-Prep Essay)
In this class, we're going to focus on the content of a college-prep essay. Reading a variety of works of short creative nonfiction, we'll discover and discuss various ways you can write yourself onto the page in an authentic, engaging way and put those learned techniques into practice.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Level
15 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Writing Your Autobiography
In this class, students will tap into their most vivid memories and write the story of their lives! We’ll explore the meaning of our names, the family that raised us, our childhood homes and neighborhoods, and our favorite objects. At the end of class, you'll have a 1-2 page essay celebrating the best of who you are!
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Constructing Fictional Worlds
Have you ever wondered how your favorite writers can transport you into a completely a different world? In this class, we'll learn to build imaginary worlds from the ground up through games, writing exercises, and readings from from YA books such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson.
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
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Writing The Dark
As a reader, you are drawn to books with strong characters, disturbing situations and difficult themes. As a writer, you want to explore the dark side in your own characters. In this supportive class, we will explore writing in community with peers who love all things dark.
Artists
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
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
July 8, 2019-August 12, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
That Thing You're Avoiding, Write It: Leaning Into the Discomfort in Personal Narrative
In this class, students examine how experience, reflection, imagination are integrated into personal narrative. Students practice techniques for creating original works of their own, and analyze one another's attempts to artfully place the subjective in the context of the larger world.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
July 8, 2019-August 12, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Creative Nonfiction Writing Group
This class is for anyone writing creative nonfiction who wants more focused attention on the writing process. In class, students will look at examples of successful creative nonfiction, work through writing prompts, and workshop their own writing.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
6