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
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
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
2
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
Multigenre Graphic
Date
July 9, 2019-August 13, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Finish That Book! (at Hopkins Center for the Arts)
Whether you've taken "Book In a Month" or worked on your first draft on your own, you haven't finished that book. You need to carve out more time, build more story through people, places, plot. In this class you'll brainstorm, share, trade feedback, re-imagine, fine tune, and envision.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Fiction Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-August 21, 2019
The Very Short Story
In this class, students of all levels will practice writing very short stories (100-500 words in length) by engaging weekly prompts and reading published work. Through these exercises, students will find new ways to affect a reader through powerful images, smart surprise, and compelling details—in as few words as possible.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-August 21, 2019
The Less Personal Essay
Creative Nonfiction: it isn't all about you. More than a place for the self-obsessed writer who assumes everyone is as interested in his or her life as he or she is, the essays we will read and write will do much, much more than talk about the writer.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6