Current Class List

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Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
April 1, 2019-April 22, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Pitch to Publish for Freelancers
This class offers freelance writers a four step guide to building successful relationships with experienced editors at national caliber publications. We will cover tips on improving queries, conducting effective interviews with expert sources, creating individual workflow processes and learning to work with editors to produce income generating bylined assignments.
Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
4
Poetry Graphic
Date
April 3, 2019-May 15, 2019
Trusting Yourself: Writing Evocative Poetry by Listening to Your Personal Instincts
What do poets do when our favorite lines are not someone else’s favorite lines? This class offers guided lessons, prompts, and tips for writers at any level looking to focus on embracing that central voice we have, underneath it all, that makes us unique. For beginners and veterans alike.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Beginning
Number of Weeks
6
Needs Theme Graphic
Date
April 3, 2019-May 1, 2019
Writing Poetry in the Age of Anxiety
When times are tough, the images and metaphors of our language and writing often focus on the end of days. In this four-week generative course, we will read apocalyptic poems by sam sax, Jeannine Hall Gailey, and Burlee Vang and write our own end-of-the-world poems each week.
Artists
Price
Regular $156.00
Low Income $156.00
Member $140.40
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Date
Time
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Revision and Editorial Work, Applying Feedback: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
In this class, writer Shannon Gibney will discuss strategies for incorporating editorial feedback judiciously and effectively. How might you approach global suggestions on your manuscript? How do you manage these larger concerns with micro revisions? How can you handle a difference of opinion with your editor? These are just some of the issues around editing and revision that will be covered.
Artists
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $13.50
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Advanced Personal Essay: Revision Workshop
This class will provide a space for writers who have been wrestling with a personal essay draft for years, or have maybe just begun, but who have a piece they want to work with. We'll use writing prompts, some reading and discussion to jumpstart the revision process.
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
1
Fiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
From Novice to Novelist
Aspiring writer? Established, but stuck and struggling? This class will demystify and deconstruct the novel-writing process. We'll explore how ideas become reality, learn techniques to stay organized, drill deep into the rewrite process, and discuss ways to overcome your writing fears.
Artists
Price
Regular $122.50
Low Income $85.75
Member $110.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Intimacy of Metaphor in Poetry

In this class, we’ll examine a list of features that give metaphors their appeal, functionality, and aesthetic urgency in poetry, and practice what we discover by writing our own poems with inventive language.

Artists
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
Needs Theme Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
I Need To Write!
Need to write? Need help on a writing project? Need to know how, when, or where to publish? This class is for you. We'll discuss—and practice—putting our words down on paper, shaping and revising, getting our work ready for the world.
Artists
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
Multigenre Graphic
Date
April 8, 2019-April 12, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Writing Across Genres: A Generative Workshop
In this class, you will read and discuss a variety of short pieces that serve as examples of cross-genre. You will have the opportunity to explore innovative forms of expression, and to write a cross-genre piece of your own for peer and tutor critique in a workshop setting.
Artists
Price
Regular $525.00
Low Income $367.50
Member $472.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
5