Current Class List

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Multigenre Graphic
Date
March 20, 2019-April 24, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Keys to Driving Narrative
Jump-start your fiction or nonfiction! Learn how modern masters energize their writing. This class teaches ways to create a driving narrative. Discover essentials for developing scenes, narrative arc, powerful imagery, and evocative settings. Learn the secrets of writing secrets.
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
March 21, 2019-April 25, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
The Wild World of Travel Writing
Immerse yourself in travel writing in all of its adventurous forms: from the lyrical to the journalistic, short essay to book-length memoirs, and blogging to other kinds of digital storytelling. We’ll focus on both literary travel writing, as well as writing commercial and journalistic travel pieces for the print and digital spheres. Along with reading and discussion, you'll have the chance to hone your nonfiction voice as you experiment in writing about travel.
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
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
March 21, 2019-April 25, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Playwriting 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Play

In this six week class, students will learn the nuts and bolts of playwriting. Students will learn about contemporary trends in playwriting through lectures, the reading of exciting new plays by living writers, and workshopping original works by their peers.

Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
March 21, 2019-April 25, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Revising Creative Nonfiction

If you need to do some careful revising to get your creative nonfiction ready for submission, this class is for you. Whether you’re working on an essay or a book, we’ll give your manuscript an unflinching look. We will work together both on cutting out the extra material our work doesn’t need and fine-tuning our prose.

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
Fiction Graphic
Date
March 21, 2019-April 25, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Fiction Diagnostics
Using a series of diagnostic questions, this class will discuss strategies for writers who are midway through their novel or finished with a first draft. We'll address narrative, plot, character, backstory, theme and style, as well as look at some common problems fiction writers face.
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
The Art of Grantwriting

The grant proposal is a genre unto itself, with rules and expectations that can trip even the best wordsmith. In this class, an experienced proposal writer and grant reviewer will explain the nuts and bolts of a submission, both for individual grants and larger projects.

Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
How to Win Over an Agent

In today's publishing, it has become increasingly important for many writers to work with an agent, as it eases up the workloads of many publishers already tackling large submission inboxes. In this class, not only will you learn the Best Practices in working with an agent, but also how to ensure your query is ready, how new ideas are presented (once agented), and how to work as a team before and long after your book is published.

Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Multigenre Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Writing the Gay Male Experience
Literature has long been a refuge for gay men—a way to connect, live vicariously, and feel validation in an often hostile world. By looking at tragic, funny, and homoerotic excerpts on the themes of coming out, love, and community, we'll generate material for our own works.
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
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Elegy: Private Grief Made Public
An elegy is a poem that ritualizes loss, often mortal loss. An essential aspect of the elegy, a lament, is consolation, and through this poetic journey we can formalize grief and take a stand in our relationship to what is lost. In this class, we will read several different elegies or poems with elegiac qualities, engage in writing exercises, and read aloud our work in order to warm up the space with the human voice. 
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1