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.

Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 30, 2019
Writing to Persuade
Whether it be a blog post, an op-ed, even a Facebook post, we all want to explain our points of view. This class will give students confidence to draw on their expertise, opinions, and personal experience to write and pitch short opinion pieces that will stand out.
Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Location
Online
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Weeks
6
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-December 11, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Master Class Creative Nonfiction: The Ripeness of the Untold “I” in the World
This is an advanced creative nonfiction class for writers who are interested in focusing on working with shorter forms, not full-length memoirs. Types of creative nonfiction explored may include the lyric essay, the meditation, the letter, the micro memoir, etc. We will read a variety of shorter pieces that will inspire us in their approaches to this capacious genre, showing storytelling possibilities for your untold “I.” Most of our class time will be spent writing, sharing, and workshopping.
Price
Regular $630.00
Low Income $441.00
Member $567.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
12
Fiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 23, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Book In a Month
This class is about making the commitment to write that book. You’ll set weekly writing goals, brainstorm, discuss storytelling, crafting, and writing for publication. You’ll write, share your work, get constructive feedback, check in online between classes, and write some more with guidance from a multi-published novelist and experienced teacher.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Basics Genre Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 23, 2019
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Personal Writing—Let's Start Here!
You want to write, but where do you begin? How do you know which form and style are right for you? In this class you will find a safe place to experiment. You will have the time and opportunity to sample various formats and open up the writer in you.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
6
Childrens and YA Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 23, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where the Magic Happens
Let's take a vacation from our comfort zones and start a book we thought we'd never write. We'll seek out new inspirations, create new characters, and find new territory for the story to take place. And we'll create new pages—fresh, sparkly, exciting new pages.
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
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Fiction Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-December 18, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Master Class: Fiction

Writing interesting, moving, intelligent fiction requires countless ingredients. In this advanced class, we’ll have a rigorous, twelve-week discussion about some of the most important. We’ll do this by reading contemporary masters, doing writing exercises in and out of class, and, most importantly, workshopping. Whether you write literary fiction, mysteries, horror, sci-fi, whatever, you’re encouraged to join us. In fact, the more varieties of fiction we encounter as a group, the better off we’re all going to be.

Artists
Price
Regular $630.00
Low Income $441.00
Member $567.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
12
Open Seats
0
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 23, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Writing Your Screenplay or TV Pilot: Act I
Offered to both beginning and intermediate writers, this class will help you finish Act I of your script and put you on the path to rewriting or completing your script.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Level
Beginning
Number of Sessions
6
Multigenre Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-October 23, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Writing as Healing
In this class for beginning to advanced writers, we will explore how writing can help heal our relationship to our own stories. Discussions and in-class writing exercises will offer a safe environment for you to delve into subject matter with a community of peers.
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
6
Poetry Graphic
Date
September 18, 2019-December 11, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Master Class: The Beautiful Exchange: Advanced Poetry Workshop
As writers, what can we learn from reading poems and discovering what Edward Hirsch calls "the soul in action"? How do we use those discoveries to deepen our own writing? Through workshops and craft discussions we will explore the relationships between technique and the "shining body" of our own poems.
Artists
Price
Regular $630.00
Low Income $441.00
Member $567.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Level
Advanced
Number of Sessions
12