Current Class List

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Fiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
World Building in Fiction
How does a fiction writer create a convincing world? Through in-class writing exercises, readings, and discussion we will explore how to evoke a powerful reality in fiction. Writers will gain a sense of how to imagine a vivid, emotive place that convinces, and is an active part of the story.
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
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Write Your Life: An Essential Guide to Writing Memoir
How can you best write the story of your life? Find out how to cull your journals and mine your memories—even the hazy ones. Get real world solutions to the challenges memoir writers face; get the essentials of writing life.
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
Creative Process Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Writing Mindfulness
We will explore the connections between the practice of mindfulness meditation and the act of writing from the heart. Making use of guided meditations and time for writing we will give attention to ourselves, our world, and everything the present moment offers us.
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Writing Green: Poetry on the Side of Nature
This workshop proposes a balance between appreciation of nature and environmental activism. Praising while at the same time standing up for the natural world, we'll learn from "Green" poets old and new how to make our poems transcend ordinary reporting and energize readers through infusions of imagination and heart.
Artists
Price
Regular $105.00
Low Income $73.50
Member $94.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Basics Genre Graphic
Date
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Your Guide to Wordplay!
Excited about the Loft's upcoming Wordplay festival, but feeling a little overwhelmed by all the opportunities waiting for you? Don't sweat it—come spend the morning in this free information session with the festival's founding director Steph Opitz. She'll give you the lay of the land, help you navigate through all your choices, and explain all the different literary opportunities waiting for you over the weekend of May 11 and 12.
Artists
Price
Regular $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Member $0.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
May 1, 2019-May 18, 2019
Time
6:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Wildness of Form: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
Constraints can open up our creativity and our subconscious in unexpected ways. Form allows us to play while being supported by shapes that have endured through ages of poets. Wednesday evening’s class (6:30-8:30 p.m.) will be spent exploring forms such as the Korean sijo and the Italian/English sonnet. During the Saturday class (1–4 p.m.) we will discuss time, space, action, and kinetics in poetry. Then we will workshop each other's work.
Price
Regular $30.00
Member $27.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
2
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Just Do You: The Authenticity Factor in Spoken Word Poetry
“Just do you.” “Keepin’ it real.”  “Straight talk.”  “Speak your truth.” No matter how it’s expressed, spoken word poetry is an art form that claims to value authenticity above all other criteria. But what exactly is the Authenticity Factor in spoken word poetry? In this class, participants will consider these questions as well as explore the Authenticity Factor in both writing and performing spoken word poetry.
Artists
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $13.50
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
June 25, 2019-June 28, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Words Can Create Magic (at Rosemount Arts Center)
Writers create magic with their words and so can you. You will be given prompts and exercises to set your imagination free and expand your ideas into magical creative tales. Turn your ideas loose on the page, and let your writing surprise you as you discover the writer in you!
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Rosemount Arts Center
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
4
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
June 25, 2019-June 28, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Use Your Imagination! (at the Rosemount Arts Center)
Use Your Imagination! Create characters, get to know them, and put them in original stories. This is a class for kids who love to draw, write, and use their imaginations!
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Rosemount Arts Center
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
4