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
March 25, 2019-March 29, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Novel Writing Boot Camp
In this intensive for absolute beginners and those in need of a refresher and/or a kick in the pants, we'll review the basics of novel writing, with a focus on generating new material though craft presentations and writing exercises. Ninety minutes of every day will be spent writing without excuse.
Artists
Price
Regular $437.50
Low Income $306.25
Member $393.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
5
Poetry Graphic
Date
March 27, 2019-May 1, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Intermediate Poetry
We'll read the work of about fifty world poets, and begin to workshop in week two. We'll read many different poems and discuss ways to approach and make use of the inspiration they provide for our own new work.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
6
Open Seats
0
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Traditional vs. Independent Publishing

You've written a book, but now find yourself at a crossroads on what direction to take it. In this class, the paths will be discussed, as each person will be presented a checklist of the tasks required for either path. This class is a big-picture view of how to choose the best route to bring your book to publication.

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.-1 p.m.
Re-Visioning Story
Do you have a draft of a novel or memoir well underway but don't know the next step? Discover what's needed for strong character connections and dialogue. Learn techniques for writing effective openings and endings and for developing what happens in between. Get practical guidelines needed to re-vision your narrative.
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Making Sense of Your Story: An Intro to Personal Essays
This class will provide an introduction to the genre of personal essays and a crash course in the craft tools essential to that process. We’ll look at an array of texts, and use them as inspiration to generate our own writing. You should leave class with a handful of ideas, some writing, and both the inspiration and skills to continue with at least one, and hopefully more, personal essays.
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Short Story Writing
Whether it's funny, frightening, or heartbreaking, a good short story is a compelling peek into a deeper world. In this class we'll read short works by favorite authors to unlock the secrets of story structure and use what we discover to outline and write our own short stories.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
1
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
Time
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Writing and Researching YA that Goes Against the Grain

In this advanced class, students will bring in at least two ideas for "out of the box" YA novels they would like to write and research, or parts of a work-in-progress.


 
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Introduction to Poetry Slam and Spoken Word
In this class, we will explore what makes an impactful spoken word piece, where to find inspiration for what to write about, poetry slam rules and strategy, giving meaningful feedback, getting involved in your local slam scene, and using your work to develop an online platform.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Paper Towns and Ghost Towns: Writing Places of the Fantastic in Your Fiction
In this generative writing class, we'll create new fictional worlds! We'll draw up plans for our own fantasy cities and towns, describe the unique characters who reside within, and write stories based on our new civilizations.
Artists
Price
Regular $52.50
Low Income $36.75
Member $47.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
12 to 14
Number of Sessions
1