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Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
July 11, 2019-August 15, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Poignant and Pithy: Writing and Submitting Flash Nonfiction
We will read, analyze, write, edit, polish and submit flash nonfiction pieces. Writing prompts and self-editing tips will move writers from creating to drafting to submitting. Students will receive a list of venues to submit to and be supported in moving a piece from draft to submittable.
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
Fiction Graphic
Date
July 11, 2019-August 1, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
What If? Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy for Fun and Profit
'What if...?' is the fundamental question that drives science fiction and fantasy. What if robots became sentient? What if magic was real? Come and discover your answers to this versatile question! Bring an active imagination and an open mind. Class time will be structured to include teaching artist/peer critique.
Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
4
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
July 12, 2019-August 2, 2019
Time
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Start Fast and Finish Strong: The Art of the First and Last Ten Pages of Your Screenplay
Break down the two most important sections of any screenplay, the beginning and the end. Learn the secret to hooking an audience into a story and sending them out of the theater satisfied. We'll dissect examples of what works and what doesn't, then workshop your scripts in a group setting.
Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
4
Fiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Let's Get Physical: Strategies for Bringing Characters to Life
We'll look at techniques to make characters into physical beings—covering topics as wide ranging as staging, gesture, physical description, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and pain. You can also expect a lot of time writing, as we use prompts and exercises to put the ideas to practical use.
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-August 9, 2019
Screenwriting for Teens
In this fast-paced and fun online screenwriting class for teen writers at all levels, we will test out movie concepts and help you develop a script for a short film. You will map out the plot of your movie, pitch your ideas, and write scenes in exciting locations with powerful characters.
Artists
Price
Regular $156.00
Low Income $156.00
Member $140.40
Location
Online
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting Youth
Family
Online
Level
13 to 17
Number of Weeks
4
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-August 9, 2019
Discovering the Writing World for Teens
In this online class intended for teens 13–17, we will discover paths to create our own poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We will read powerful examples and discuss helpful advice from established writers. Writing prompts will inspire us to begin new work and help us focus our voice in a safe and open setting.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Low Income $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Youth
Family
Online
Level
13 to 17
Number of Weeks
4
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-August 23, 2019
Is This the Real Life? Using Apps, Scraps, and other Real-Life Stuff to Build Made-Up Stories
In this online class for ages 13–17, we'll use the real things around us—from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Waze, Lyft, Yelp, and Youtube to textbooks, poems, visual art, newspapers, mixtapes, and to-do lists—to create unexpected fictions. Come ready to think outside of the traditional short-story box!
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Low Income $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Digital Storytelling
Family
Online
Level
13 to 17
Number of Weeks
6
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Writing Song Lyrics
In this class, we'll take an interactive and improvisational approach to writing song lyrics and investigate the art and craft of song lyric writing. Whether you play an instrument or not you'll learn how songs work and how to awaken and harness your creative energy.
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Do YOU Want to be a Writer?
This class will give you the tools to shake your creativity loose and let the writer in you out to play. If you write, you are a writer. If you want to be a better writer, you should write more, and that's exactly what this class will be about.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5