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How to Self-Publish Your Book

You’ve written a great book, but the query letter/literary agent/publisher game isn’t your cup of tea. Have you considered self-publishing? With print-on-demand, it’s easier than ever to get your book into print—and e-books are even easier! From platform choice to formatting and cover design, this workshop will answer your questions and walk you through the…

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How to Write in the Voice of the Opposite Sex

Emotions are not gender specific. We all have them. It just takes a little work (okay, a LOT), to get into the head of the opposite sex. In this session, we’ll explore techniques for how it can be done. But the emphasis of this class goes beyond gender. The goal is also to learn ways…

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Songwriting: From Bud to Blossom

In this one-meeting seminar we will examine three approaches to lyrical “germination.” Inspired from three separate prompt ideas, we will construct three outlines of song concepts to complete individually. We will incorporate historical, personal and fantasy elements to make each song outline a unique and compelling story. This class is open to all with a…

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Celebrating the Literary Witch in You

A literary generative writing class for all writers (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash-fiction), we’ll read about the writers featured in Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers by Taisia Kitaiskaia, illustrated by Katy Horan. We’ll discuss their lives and craft and write in response (genre of choice) to readings. If you can buy the book,…

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Writing as a Way to Heal from Grief

All of us have–or will–experience the loss of a loved one. In my case, in addition to the expected deaths of grandparents and parents, I’ve witnessed a car-train collision that killed three people, lost my sister to suicide, and endured the death of my youngest son because of an accidental heroin overdose. Even though death…

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Writing at the Edge of Time

The US Global Change Research Program is preparing to publish the Fifth National Climate Assessment in fall 2023; UN Climate Talks have recently wrapped up for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Such venues bring policymakers, international leaders, and activists together to look at the latest data on the global climate crisis and discuss commitments to climate…

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Writing at the Edge of Time

The US Global Change Research Program is preparing to publish the Fifth National Climate Assessment in fall 2023; UN Climate Talks have recently wrapped up for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Such venues bring policymakers, international leaders, and activists together to look at the latest data on the global climate crisis and discuss commitments to climate…

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Writing at the Edge of Time

The US Global Change Research Program is preparing to publish the Fifth National Climate Assessment in fall 2023; UN Climate Talks have recently wrapped up for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Such venues bring policymakers, international leaders, and activists together to look at the latest data on the global climate crisis and discuss commitments to climate…

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Writing at the Edge of Time

The US Global Change Research Program is preparing to publish the Fifth National Climate Assessment in fall 2023; UN Climate Talks have recently wrapped up for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Such venues bring policymakers, international leaders, and activists together to look at the latest data on the global climate crisis and discuss commitments to climate…

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Poetry of Rap

Is Rap poetry? Well yes / I confess / with no jest / the answer is yes / but I digress! Explore the poetry of rap music in examples from legendary rappers like Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Andre 3000, and Eminem. Examine the use of poetic devices such as meter, metaphor, and in particular, rhyme.…

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