Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

Advanced Fiction Workshop

May 20, 2017
Instructor(s): Kelsey Peterson

Designed for those with fiction writing experience, this class will help you develop your skills as a storyteller. With a focus on the short story, we will discuss key elements… View More »

A Feast for the Pages: Celebrating the Food in Novels

May 20, 2017
Instructor(s): Ann Ducket Adam Wilcox

Food writer Adam Wilcox and Little Bleu Catering & Events owner Ann Ducket join forces, as Adam explores the role that food has played in novels over time—as sustenance, social… View More »

Beginning Storywriting

May 23, 2017
Instructor(s): Matt Kotula

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 »

Beginning Poetry Intensive

May 24, 2017
Instructor(s): Albert Abonado

Do you have a way with words? Would you like to develop it into something more? In this four week course, we will read contemporary poets, discuss craft, and dive… View More »


Secrets of Successful Aging 101(New!)

May 25, 2017
Instructor(s): William Hall

Most of us devote more time to planning summer vacations than our retirement years. Additionally, the abundant articles and advertisements are confusing. How does one separate fact from fiction? This… View More »

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Printing Press Workshop at Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat

June 03, 2017
Instructor(s): Mitchel Cohen

Immerse yourself and experience the “black art” that is letterpress printing in this one-day workshop. You will learn to navigate the California Job Case printing press and create a broadside… View More »

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Shakespeare Never Did This: The Life & Work of Charles Bukowski (New!)

June 05, 2017
Instructor(s): David Yockel, Jr.

Charles Bukowski once said that “Writers are desperate people, and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.” Bukowski translated his desperation into over twenty poetry collections, six novels,… View More »

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Flash Fiction

June 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Christopher Dehon

Flash fiction generally means a very brief story, told in only a few hundred words. How does a person tell a complete story in such a compressed form? How can… View More »

You’re Gonna Go Far: A Primer for the YA Author

June 10, 2017
Instructor(s): Meags Downing

The Girl on Fire, The Runner, and The Shadowhunter. All three are at the forefront of the Young Adult genre. What made them popular? Simply put, their authors constructed them… View More »

Gell Summer Intensive

July 08, 2017

In these one-day intensive workshops, students will immerse themselves in the study of their chosen genre with some of the area’s top writers and teachers. This intensive includes four hours… View More »