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Multigenre Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Six Ways To Add Humor To Your Writing

Even if you are not writing a “humor” piece, adding some humor can be a nice surprise or break in a piece of fiction or non-fiction. There are many ways you can do this, even if you don’t see yourself as particularly funny. This class will benefit writers working in any genre.

 

 

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
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Getting Your Word Out: Polishing, Submitting, and Marketing Your Writing
Anybody can write, but it takes determination to see your work through to print. In this class, we'll discuss proper manuscript formatting as well as deciphering market lists and writer's guidelines, dealing with rejection and rejoicing in seeing your work in print.
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Poetry Graphic
Date
Time
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
What the Prose Poem Can Do
This class illuminates the unique capacity of the prose poem for reaching into new, sometimes visionary content and tone. Inspired by contemporary American prose poets such as Naomi Shihab Nye and Louis Jenkins, participants will write poems of their own in this exciting hybird form.
Artists
Price
Regular $87.50
Low Income $61.25
Member $78.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Fiction Graphic
Date
Time
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Wandering "I": First-Person Narrative Voice in Fiction
In this class, we’ll examine how the first-person “I” voice can function as a force that powers narrative. By engaging with the work of writers Sheila Heti, Benjamin Nugent, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Jenny Zhang, we’ll discuss what happens when humorous, neurotic, panicked, and obsessive voices guide the reader through a work of fiction.
Artists
Price
Regular $105.00
Low Income $73.50
Member $94.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
Time
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Writing Your Life: How to Plan, Write, and Develop Your Memoir
Trying to write the story of your life for publication or as a family legacy? Learn to organize your stories into a readable, interesting work, choose a central conflict, find a balance between action and reflection, and discover the difference between author's voice and narrative voice.
Price
Regular $105.00
Low Income $73.50
Member $94.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Writing for Justice
Are you wondering how you can make a difference in the world before you're old enough to vote? This class is for you! In Writing for Justice, we will explore how writers have advocated for justice and write our own work on issues we're passionate about.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Level
15 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Loft Summer Writing Camp Adventure: Get a Clue! Writing Mysteries and Cliffhangers! Punchlines! Catchphrases! Writing and Illustrating Your Own Comic
Young writers, grab your best mystery solving gear, your favorite super hero comic, your notebooks and pens, and let’s write at the Loft! We'll begin our day by setting up a crime scene and discovering the clues to how the best, most suspenseful mystery stories are written! After lunch, we'll delve into the world of comics while writing and drawing our own comic books!
Price
Regular $575.00
Low Income $402.50
Member $517.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5
Open Seats
4
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Use Your Imagination! (at the Loft)
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 $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Fiction Basics
Each day we'll tackle a craft element of fiction writing: plot and structure, point of view, characterization, setting, and descriptive language. Perfect for those working on short stories, novels, or anything in between—and for those who just want to learn how!
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
5