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Creative Writing Classes & Seminars

Looking for a place to express your inner writer? In each of our three yearly sessions (winter/spring, summer, and fall), we offer creative writing classes on weekday evenings, weekday mornings, and the daytime on weekends. Classes range from those geared for novice writers or those with some writing experience who are looking for a structured environment in which to bloom to those geared for intermediate, advanced, or professional writers.

We offer classes for adults as well as pre-teen and teen writers. Genres and topics offered include a variety of creative writing classes in poetry, fiction, flash fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, storytelling, comic books and graphic novels, songwriting, food writing, science fiction, fantasy, children’s book writing, journaling, and multi-genre writing, as well as seminars in writers craft, research, and professional development.

Class size is usually capped at 8 or 9 students—classes with different maximum sizes are indicated in the class listing. We teach short seminars that meet once all the way to longer workshops that meet up to eight times.

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May 2020

Introduction to Writing Poetry: Monday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. This class, for anyone interested in writing poetry, is designed to help you write and respond to poems through creative exercises, readings and discussions. Each member of the group will compose and revise original poems. Together we’ll explore…

Mondays, April 20 - May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Kindra McDonald

The Fiction Workshop: Tuesday Mornings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. The Daytime Fiction Workshop continues with returning writers and new members with fiction writing experience. Members of the group will actively write and revise original short stories and chapters of novels. All members of the group will have…

Tuesdays, February 18 - May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Jacob Gregory

The Fiction Workshop: Tuesday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. The Fiction Workshop continues with returning writers and new members with fiction writing experience. Members of the group will actively write and revise original short stories and chapters of novels. All members of the group will have the…

Tuesdays, February 18 - May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Lydia Netzer

The Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. This workshop will focus on the all-important revision process in screenwriting, with members sharing the successes and difficulties encountered in the scripting process for feature-length, short, or TV scripts. You will have at least three opportunities to turn…

Tuesdays, February 4 - May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

7 sessions
Teacher: Diane Fine

The Fiction Studio: Wednesday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Returning writers and new members with advanced fiction workshop experience will actively write and revise original short stories and chapters of novels as well as consider various aspects of the creative and professional life of the fiction writer.…

Wednesdays, February 19 - May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Lydia Netzer

The Fiction Workshop: Thursday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. The Fiction Workshop continues with returning writers and new members with fiction writing experience. Members of the group will actively write and revise original short stories and chapters of novels. All members of the group will have the…

Thursdays, March 5 - May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Alicia Dekker

The Comic Book & Graphic Novel Workshop (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. For comic writers and artists looking to hone their works in progress, this workshop will emphasize critique and accountability. While retaining an element of lecture from Introduction to Writing Comic Books & Graphic Novels, we will delve deeper…

Thursdays, February 27 - May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Kristin Mehaffey

Military Memories And Memoir – Free Online Writing Workshop !

Military life holds unique and powerful experiences, ripe for shaping into compelling narratives. In writing their stories, service members, veterans and their loved ones bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. Writing memoir involves sharing real-life stories to draw attention to greater truths so the reader understands the situations you faced, the moments you encountered, and the impact certain events had on you. Past cultures used to gather around returning warriors in order…

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Elizabeth Heaney

Sleuthing and Detective Work (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. “It is my business to know what other people do not know.” (Sherlock Holmes) Tales of crime, detectives, and mysteries often take central stage in our stories. In this Research for Writers Seminar led by a noted police…

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Mike Lovely

Write Outside (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Mind is linked to body, come join us for a prompt based writing class outside! Even during this time of social distancing, we can come together online to write and meditate in the sun. See you there!

Saturdays, May 16 - May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

3 sessions
Teacher: Rebekah Coxwell

The Method Writer: Stealing Techniques From the Actors’ Toolbox (Now Online)

Writers share a lot with our artistic cousin, the actor: we strive to bring characters to life and transport our audiences with good stories. Unlike painters, who have paint, brushes, and canvas to aid in bringing their art into existence, or musicians who have their instruments, the actor and the writer have only themselves. They don’t play the instruments; they ARE the instruments. We will explore philosophies and exercises put forth by some of the most highly esteemed theatre professionals:…

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Teacher: Alicia Dekker

Visual Journaling Workshop: Exploring the Imagination (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Also Please Note: To get you the materials, registration for this class will be cut off at noon on Saturday, May 16. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this seminar will help writers tap into…

Sundays, May 17 - May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

3 sessions
Teacher: Christine Rucker
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