Current Class List

Needs Theme Graphic
Date
February 2, 2019-March 23, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Writing Exercises: Poetry and Motion
No human can exist without food, water, and safety. After that, we need a reason to get up, explore, and connect. Sometimes we need to move before we can write. Beginning each day with a movement exercise, this class will focus on meditative, exploratory, and joyful ways to generate writing.
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
8
Multigenre Graphic
Date
February 2, 2019-March 23, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Introduction to Making Comics
Delve into the landscape of independent and self published comics and graphic novels. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of comic making, and will try your hand at various visual techniques and styles. You will become familiar with the ins and outs of creating and self publishing comics.
Artists
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
8
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
February 2, 2019-February 23, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Submit It Now! Selling Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Stories
Submit your story now! Learn the secrets of submitting short stories. From market research to submission tracking, this step-by-step class will show students how to submit a short story. Writers of all genres are welcome. Examples will be science fiction and fantasy-focused. A finished story is not required.
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
4
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Winter Poem, Inside and Out
For many, winter is the best season for writing poetry. This class, part poetry workshop and part reflective retreat, focuses on both inner and outer aspects of winter. This lively, yet meditative afternoon can refresh and energize us to write poems of winter and the year ahead.
Artists
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Wordplay Graphic Square
Date
February 5, 2019-April 30, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Easy Reading, Hard Alcohol
Are you ready for the inaugural Wordplay festival? YES! But, are you really? A book festival with 100 authors can feel overwhelming. Let Wordplay’s Founding Director Steph Opitz and the Loft’s Executive Director Britt Udesen guide you. Join the Wordplay Book Club and read four official Wordplay books in advance of the big fest, enjoy a guided discussion, and have a drink or two while you’re at it.
Genre
For Readers
Family
Adult
Location
The Lynhall
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
4
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
February 6, 2019-March 6, 2019
Crash Course in Script Writing
The survey class will introduce students to the craft of screenwriting and the role of the screenwriter in motion picture production. Students will learn and develop a better understanding of the tools and techniques needed to create interesting and entertaining cinematic stories.
Artists
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
4
Multigenre Graphic
Date
February 6, 2019-March 27, 2019
Mastering Metaphor
Metaphor is the heart of creative writing. This class—for those interested in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—looks at the many ways writers create meaning through specific types of metaphor and metaphor-like comparisons and compressions. Includes writing practice, interactive discussion, and an optional private critique. The class will take a break from Feb. 27 through Mar. 6.
Artists
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Fiction Graphic
Date
February 6, 2019-March 6, 2019
Character in Fiction
Ebenezer Scrooge, Elizabeth Bennett, Olive Kitteridge . . . great stories begin with great characters. We’ll look at how to build memorable characters with distinct desires and talk about how to use these characters to build a strong story. Come ready to write. Leave with the tools to create your next story.
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Intermediate
Number of Weeks
4
Poetry Graphic
Date
February 6, 2019-March 20, 2019
Inviting the Poetic Sequence Through Play
In this class, you’ll develop a sequence of poems, and come away with strategies for creating thematically linked work. Video lectures and homework discussion via chat will explore a single technique each week. Assignments will include creative experiments and prompts paired with two to three anchor poem examples.
Artists
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Location
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6