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
June 18, 2019-August 13, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
It's A Mystery: How To Build A Crime Novel
The best mysteries are about more than "whodunit." They help us explore the truth of our existence with as much validity as any so-called work of literature. In this course, we'll help students achieve this goal by examining the structure of the mystery and its parts including dialogue and setting.
Price
Regular $280.00
Low Income $196.00
Member $252.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
8
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 18, 2019-July 9, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Finding Your Story, Telling Your Truth
Everyone's life is important enough to write about. We will focus on memoir in this class but individuals who have experience with personal essay, travelogue, or narrative journalism are also welcome. Our inspiration will be your perspective and your questions about your experience, your world, and the world around you.
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Number of Sessions
4
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
June 18, 2019-July 30, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Writing Children's Picture Books: For Beginners
We will walk through: formatting your picture book manuscript, understanding word count limits, practicing writing a spread, workshopping and peer-editing your work, gaining insights into navigating publishing venues, model and practice writing a pitch letter, or query, to an agent and/or editor, and how to submit your work.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
6
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Spark Your Imagination
The imagination is the engine of fiction. Ideas are everywhere, but it takes skill to turn them into stories. The imagination helps us get characters into and out of situations, find our way beyond cliché, and reach satisfying endings. Through fun exercises, participants will practise generating ideas and crafting plots.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 21, 2019
The Story You Have to Tell
This class will teach you to find the story you most urgently feel you need to write, and give you the tools to write it. You will read short essays or excerpts of memoirs and emulate them, as well as completing other prompts.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Poetry Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Writing The Poems We Almost Miss
Though poets often work from memory, we're surrounded by new material every day. All we have to do is figure out how to use it. In this online class, you'll use found material, erasure, and epigraphs to write new poems inspired by what the world places in front of you.
Artists
Price
Regular $80.00
Member $72.00
Location
Online
Genre
Poetry
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Freeing the Novel Within
Do you want to free the novel within you? Even if you've never written a page, summer is the time to begin the novel you've always dreamed of writing. New writers will learn about the practice of writing, a novel's basic elements, and will receive suggestions in an encouraging community.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-August 14, 2019
Fantastic Fiction
Your otherwise realistic fiction can benefit from breaking the rules of the real world to introduce fantastic elements. Whether you've never delved into this style of fiction or you're already comfortable playing with surrealism, magic, and fantasy, this class will focus your skills to craft highly original speculative literary fiction.
Artists
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
8
Fiction Graphic
Date
June 19, 2019-July 17, 2019
Person, Place and Thing: Building an Authentic Fictional World
The old saying is that God is in the details. As writers we play a Godlike role in building believable worlds that illuminate the human experience. In this class, students will get a framework to underpin this fictional world.
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Location
Online
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
4