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May 2021

How to Write a Romance and Smash the Patriarchy: Fiction Workshop

May 22 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Member Price: $65 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: May 21, 5 pm Instructor: Elizabeth Everett   Don’t call it trash and definitely don’t call it “mommy porn.” Romance is a big, sexy middle finger at the patriarchy – and its time has come. This workshop provides a general overview of the romance genre and its tropes, as well as the universal structure of a romance novel. Through examples and writing exercises, workshop participants will gain a clearer understanding…

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Writing Motherhood: Memoir Workshop

May 22 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Member Price: $65 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: May 21, 5 pm Instructor: Sally Bittner Bonn   Telling our stories is how we make sense of our lives, how we hold memories, how we celebrate, grieve, and wrestle with what we don’t understand. Being a mother is complex any time—and there is no doubt that this pandemic has challenged mothers in new and different ways. It also has exacerbated age-old challenges. In this workshop, we’ll look at examples…

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NOVEL 101: Is This Too Fast, Too Slow, or Just Right?: The Challenge of Pacing

May 26 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 Full Series (3): Members $80 | General Public $95 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: May 26, 5 pm Instructor: David B. Seaburn   Pacing is all about creating narrative movement through dialogue, action, sentence structure, paragraph and chapter length, and all the hints and clues we leave along the way to keep the reader reading. In this module we will explore and practice pacing techniques.   David B. Seaburn’s latest novel, Broken Pieces of God,…

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Poetry 101: Poetic Line through Louise Glück

May 26 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 Full Series (3): Members $80 | General Public $95 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: May 26, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis   Line breaks give poetry its hallmark appearance on the page, turning blocks of text into short, neat lines. But line breaks aren’t made by randomly hitting the return key on your keyboard. When used well, they expand the logic of the preceding line or subvert the meaning of a sentence in order to…

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“Wandered far and wide”: The Long Poem – Session 4

May 29 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$75

Individual Session Member Price: $65 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: May 28, 5 pm Enrollment limited to 10. Instructor: Dante Micheaux   Often sweeping in its considerations and ambitious in its scope, the long poem eludes single definition or contains all definitions applied to it. The long poem makes a strenuous demand on its readers’ attention and has been the source of great cerebral, and inspirational, reward. This four-session course is designed to further an understanding of the…

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June 2021

Poetry 101: Poetic Form and Content through Louise Glück

June 2 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 Full Series (3): Members $80 | General Public $95 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: June 2, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis   Robert Frost said that free verse poetry is like playing tennis without a net. In actuality, free verse poets have to make their own nets. In this workshop, we will talk about the unique way that form and content define one another in free verse poetry, and discuss how formal poetic attributes can…

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Poetry as Survival

June 5 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Member Price: $65 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: June 4, 5 pm Instructor: Charles Coté   Gregory Orr writes that “poetry is the thread that leads us out of the labyrinth of despair and into the light.” Poems that emerge from crisis have the power to heal and re-stabilize us. In this 2.5 hour online workshop, participants will work to make sense of the senseless, fashioning containers for their grief. Orr says, “To write by heart is to…

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NOVEL 101: How Am I Going to Bring All of This Together?: The Challenge of Climax/Resolution

June 9 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 Full Series (3): Members $80 | General Public $95 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: June 9, 5 pm Instructor: David B. Seaburn   The novel’s climax marks the high point of the story where decisions are made and change occurs. It can feel like a daunting task to bring everything together. When in the story does this process begin? Does everything need to be tied up with a bow? What do I do after the…

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Poetry 101: Poetic Endings through Louise Glück

June 9 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 Full Series (3): Members $80 | General Public $95 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: June 9, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis   How do poems end? What makes a poem’s ending feel satisfying and complete? Ending any piece of writing is tough, and ending a poem is no different. In this workshop, we will talk about creating appetite and expectation throughout a poem, and how to satisfy or disrupt those expectations at a poem’s end.…

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NOVEL 101: I Can’t Possibly Get Rid of a Single Word: The Challenge of Editing

June 23 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 Full Series (3): Members $80 | General Public $95 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: June 23, 5 pm Instructor: David B. Seaburn   Writers love their own words! We are loath to get rid of any of them. And yet, when the writing is done, it’s often the editing that turns a worthy draft into an excellent story. From story arc to single words and sentences, participants will learn ways to edit their own work.…

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