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.

Fiction Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-August 14, 2019
Revising Your Novel
Writing that rough draft is only the first step. This class will help students learn how to revise their novels using several craft techniques, beginning at the macro, whole novel level and finishing with sentence level work.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
6
Poetry Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-August 21, 2019
Follow the Leader: Breaking the Rules of Poetic Form
Poets may follow the leader when writing in poetic forms, but rarely do they insist on exact interpretations of a form's rules. Write your own dramatic monologue, ghazal, tanka, haibun, sonnet, and elegy by looking at ways a form can be transformed without losing its tie to tradition.
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Advanced
Number of Weeks
6
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-August 21, 2019
Introduction to Copyediting
What do copyeditors do, and what skills do they need besides a strong grasp of the English language? This class will give you a solid foundation in the basics of copyediting, which includes not only spelling and grammar but questions of style that change depending on what manual you're following.
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.40
Location
Online
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
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
Multigenre Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-August 14, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Creating Empathy: Getting An Audience To Love Your Protagonist
Writing is all about getting inside a reader's head and heart. This class designed to engage a reader's empathy for your character and get them to invest in their journey. We will discuss multiple examples of protagonists that are talented, caring, tackling personal problems, those in grief and treated unjustly.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
6
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
July 10, 2019-July 27, 2019
Time
6:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Bringing Nonfiction to the Stage: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
In this class, Kathryn Haddad will lead you through exercises designed to dramatize your stories. We will draw from memories, our current life situations, news stories and historical events to craft scenes. Students will have time to write and share their writing with the group. Bring photos and stories you would like to work with for our session.
Artists
Price
Regular $30.00
Member $27.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
2
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
July 11, 2019-August 1, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Middle Grade Workshop (at Hopkins Center for the Arts)
If you've written a middle grade novel but aren't sure what to do next, this class is for you! Each session will begin with a mini-lesson. Then we will spend time sharing and critiquing one another's work. Join us and get ready to make your manuscript shine.
Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Location
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
4
Poetry Graphic
Date
July 11, 2019-August 15, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
The Found Poem (at St. Paul Jewish Community Center)
In this class, students experiment with using found text in poems. After reading samples from poets like Tracy K. Smith and Anna George Meek, students select a text and apply poetic techniques to create their own original poems. For writers of all levels.
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Saint Paul Jewish Community Center
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Multigenre Graphic
Date
July 11, 2019-August 15, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Facts into Focus: The Art of Research in Creative Writing
In writing, the most compelling content is often driven by research, regardless of the genre. In this class, we'll examine different written works, varied resources, and our collective knowledge to discuss and practice unique, memorable ways of bringing research into our own writing.
Artists
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