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Until further notice, classes are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants. Class fees vary, depending on format.

Classes

Memoir Workshop: Writing Scenes with Gail Hosking

Memoir is not a report or a resume--readers want good sentences, the author’s retrospective wisdom, and vivid, detailed scenes that are anchored in place and time. A successful memoir functions […]

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$40

Fiction Workshop: Muddling the Middle | Melanie Conroy-Goldman

Rising action. Mounting stakes. Reversals. Unmaskings. When a novel or a story doesn’t arrive or reach a powerful (and in some measure satisfying) conclusion, the fault is nearly always in […]

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$40

Poetry Workshop: Breathing Life into Our Writing

In this generative workshop, we'll explore the power of images in contemporary writing. Guided by discussions of craft and examples from notable poems and essays, writers in this workshop will […]

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$40

Read & Write with James Whorton, Jr. | Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol

For years I avoided Nikolai Gogol's 1842 novel Dead Souls because, knowing nothing but the title, I assumed it would be depressing and grim. To Flannery O'Connor, though, Gogol was […]

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$40

Peer Workshop on “Read & Write with James Whorton, Jr.: Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol”

Bring your rough (or polished!) draft in any genre to a free-flowing discussion inspired by James Whorton's master class on Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls. Writing prompts to consider as you create: […]

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So You’re a Neurodivergent Writer: Now What? All-Genre Workshop

Have you struggled with traditional writing advice? Do you hate feedback and revision of any kind? Do you find it difficult to call yourself a writer because of these things? […]

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$40

Read & Write with Angelique Stevens: Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

Nadia Owusu’s Whiting Award-winning debut memoir, Aftershocks, serves as the foundation for understanding the rich array of tools memoirists have to create complex narratives. We’ll explore such tools as metaphor, […]

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$40

Poetry Workshop: Getting Unstuck

Writer’s Block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution: Ignore "high standards" and "get into action." Exercising our writing muscles every day can help prepare us for when the […]

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$40

Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu | Follow-up Virtual Peer Workshop

Bring your rough (or polished!) draft in any genre to a free-flowing discussion inspired by Angelique Stevens’s master class on Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu. Writing prompts to consider as you […]

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“I Can’t Hear You”: Developing Voice in Fiction | David B. Seaburn

What contributes to a writer’s voice? How is it different from a character’s voice? How does one create characters’ voices that are as real as one’s own? Photographer and writer […]

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$40

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, FEES

If a class is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, full tuition is refunded. We make every effort to notify you 72 hours in advance.

• If you withdraw from a class at least two business days before the first meeting, you receive a full refund minus a 15% processing fee. Thereafter, refunds are not issued.

• A $30 fee is charged for bad checks.