Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Tomorrow’s Todays: Science Fiction, Social Justice, and the Short Story (Online) (New!)

July 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Jade Sanchez-Ventura

Science fiction and social justice tread the same waters as both deal in imagining worlds that don’t yet exist, but feel somehow possible to us as readers and participants. We… View More »

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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 »

Advanced Fiction

July 08, 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 »

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Introduction to Fiction

July 26, 2017
Instructor(s): Sarah Cedeño

Are you starting to explore the art of storytelling? Is your head full of lively characters and exciting worlds that you want to share with others, but don’t feel you… View More »

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Writing the Weird

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Rob Tyler

Life can be weird in ways that don’t fit neatly into the well-defined genres of fantasy, horror, or science fiction. Fortunately, there’s a genre for just this kind of writing,… View More »

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Storyboarding

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Len Messineo

Whether you write novels, short stories, memoir, or creative essays, storyboarding is an often-overlooked tool that belongs in every writer’s toolbox. It can be invaluable in planning a work or… View More »

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Short Forms in a Flash (online) (New)

August 27, 2017
Instructor(s): Caedra Scott-Flaherty

In this class we will playfully experiment with three popular styles of short writing—flash fiction, flash essay, and prose poetry. Each week will focus on one of the styles and… View More »

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Character Development (Online) (New!)

September 08, 2017
Instructor(s): Caedra Scott-Flaherty

In this weekend-long course, we will explore ways to bring your characters to life. You will hone your skills in believable dialogue, insightful description, and seamless action through assigned readings,… View More »

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