Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

How To Write Funny

January 16, 2018

Since the earliest hieroglyphics, people have been injecting humor into their writing. (Bird, bird, eyeball, guy facing left!) When used correctly, humor can help you win over your audience, get… View More »

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The Shape of a Poem: A Close Look at Forms in Poetry

January 18, 2018
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Why write form poems when free verse is the predominant structure in modern poetry? Step out of old patterns. Refresh your skills. Inspire a different perspective. In three sessions, you… View More »

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Your Wild and Precious Life

January 20, 2018
Instructor(s): Marijana Ababovic

This yoga and personal writing workshop will help you create a plan for the new year. The workshop includes guided personal writing, gentle yoga, and meditation. What would you like… View More »

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Creative Writing 102

January 22, 2018
Instructor(s): Gregory Gerard

Continuing the work from Creative Writing 101 (not a pre-requisite!), we’ll use introductory, in-class writing assignments to explore the genres of fiction and non-fiction. Each week will focus on additional… View More »

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Advanced Poetry

January 22, 2018
Instructor(s): Charlie Coté

Here is the class that will pick up where earlier workshops left off, where you will hone and focus your skills. Students will share their poems in a workshop-structured class… View More »


Writing Identity: The House on Mango Street (A Rochester Reads Class)

January 24, 2018
Instructor(s): Sally Bittner Bonn

Reyna Grande, the 2018 Rochester Reads author, cites The House on Mango Street as an important book in her journey as a writer. This lyrical text by Sandra Cisneros will… View More »

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Introduction to Poetry

January 24, 2018
Instructor(s): Anastasia Nikolis

This class is primarily for beginners looking to write poetry, but will also focus on the wide range of poetry in the world, readings, publication, and oral presentation. By the… View More »


Writing the Weird

February 01, 2018
Instructor(s): Rob Tyler

The great thing about writing weird fiction is that everything you write is true, no matter how weird it is, because you make the rules. If you’re interested in exploring… View More »


Introduction to Fiction

February 13, 2018
Instructor(s): Steven Huff

You’ve always wanted to write fiction but have not known where to begin. This class will examine the basic principles and techniques of fiction that everyone new to fiction writing… View More »


Advanced Fiction: Stealing from the Masters

February 15, 2018
Instructor(s): Brian Wood

Ready to take your writing to the next level? In this intensive workshop, intermediate-level fiction writers will learn how to develop and apply more nuanced writing techniques. Through experimentation with… View More »