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Classes & Workshops starting in January!

Enrollment for January workshops now openWinter 2015 Catalog cover!

It’s a brand new year, time to let the creativity flow!

  • Legal Issues for Self-Publishing Authors
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing your spiritual authobiography
  • and more!

Let’s look at what’s coming up this month at Writers & Books:

Transformational WritingInstructor: Anais Salibain
Start Date – January 14th Time – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This class will start with journaling and poetry exercises designed specifically to explore inner territory, gain new insight, and find topics and themes. You can use these structured exercises for the rest of your life to help you think about and process life issues. The second half of class will focus on crafting effective writing. Read more here.

English Composition 101: The Foundations of Non-fiction WritingInstructor: Wendy Low
Start Date – January 14th Time – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Here—for those who missed it, need a review, want a preview, or just want to strengthen their ability to get their ideas across—is the one class that is required of every college freshman to help them prepare to read, research, write, and argue effectively. Read more here.

Great Love and Great Suffering: Writing Your Spiritual AutobiographyInstructor: Leah Ruekberg
Start Date – January 15th Time – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
In a safe space, we will write about what Carl Jung called, “the incalculable paradoxes of love.”  If you are experiencing that ancient call to a deeper life, come join the caravan. Read more here.

Women and Words: The Courage to Write – Instructor: Sharon Knapp
Start Date – January 15th Time – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Come with an open mind and an empty notebook.  Leave with courage and ideas. Whether you’re a poet, a published novelist, an essayist, or a solitary writer whose words live exclusively in a journal, you’re welcome here.  Come to free yourself.  Come to grow. Read more here.

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*Online Workshop: Advanced PoetryInstructor: Stevie Edwards
Start Date – January 15th 
Here is the class that will pick up where earlier workshops left off, where you will hone and focus your skills. Read more here.


*Online Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate Poetry – Instructor: Tom Fugalli
Start Date – January 17th 
A comprehensive class for beginner or intermediate writers looking to develop their creative writing in a supportive environment. Read more here.

Creative Writing 101 – Instructor: Gregory Gerard 
Start Date – January 28th Time – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
So you’ve always wanted to write but never made the time. Or you’re not sure how to start. Or you’ve got lots of things started, but nothing’s good enough to share. This is the course for YOU.  Read more here.

An Art of Individuals: Manifestos, Artist’s Statements and the Aesthetics of Planting a Flag – Instructor: Nate Pritts
Start Date – January 29th Time – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In this class, open to all genres, we’ll look at the rich history of project aesthetics – manifestos, artist’s statements, brief notes, and long diatribes: what writers say about their writing and what artists say about their art. Read more here.

Coming to Know: Meeting Your Characters – Instructor: Sharon Knappfilepicker-DxTtiQ82QpCEfRuyNLpz_Pen
Start Date – January 31st Time – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
In this seminar, we’ll explore what it means to really see your characters and learn how to listen to them.  We’ll find out what revs them up and what drives them crazy.  This is an interactive class.  Come prepared to write and explore. Read more here.

An Introduction to Legal Issues for Self-Publishing AuthorsInstructor: Vanessa Hanks
Start Date – January 31th Time – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This workshop provides a basic overview of copyright law and registration; questions of fair use; trademark, privacy, and state laws that need to be considered; what to do if your work is infringed on; and when an attorney should be consulted. Read more here.