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September 2020

One Good Poem Prompts Another

September 30, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops are conducted via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. For morning and noontime workshops, your Zoom link will be sent the day before; for afternoon workshops, one hour in advance; and for evening workshops, between 5:15 pm and one hour before your workshop starts. Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: September 30, 5 pm Instructor: Kitty Jospe In this workshop, we will read poems out…

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October 2020

Short Stories 101: The Middle

October 7, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

We’ve moved online! All workshops are conducted via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. For morning and noontime workshops, your Zoom link will be sent the day before; for afternoon workshops, one hour in advance; and for evening workshops, between 5:15 pm and one hour before your workshop starts. Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: October 7, 5 pm Instructor: Brian Wood You’ve drafted a great opening scene: now what?…

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Memoir 101: Finding Your Theme

October 8, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

We’ve moved online! All workshops are conducted via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. For morning and noontime workshops, your Zoom link will be sent the day before; for afternoon workshops, one hour in advance; and for evening workshops, between 5:15 pm and one hour before your workshop starts. Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: October 7, 5 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian In this workshop, we will explore what memoir…

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Novel 101: Catalyzing Characters

October 13, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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For a Change, Let’s Be Bad

October 19, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Short Stories 101: The End

October 21, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Memoir 101: Writing Scenes

October 22, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Practical Magic: 5 Tools to Break Writers’ Block

October 24, 2020 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Novel 101: Creating Dazzling Dialogue

October 27, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Restructuring Truth

October 28, 2020 @ EST 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Poetry 101: Line Breaks

October 29, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. You’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to your workshop 5pm the day before the workshop. Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: October 29, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Poetry is recognizable because of its line breaks. Line breaks give poetry its hallmark appearance on the page by turning blocks of text into short,…

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The Poetics of a People

October 31, 2020 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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November 2020

Memoir 101: Finding the Right Voice

November 5, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Write Like a Mad Scientist

November 7, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Poetry, Memoir, Other: Writing Lyric Hybrid

November 7, 2020 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Writing Poetry from the Outside In

November 14, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Imposter Monster: A Poetry Workshop for Beginners (or Non-Poets)

November 16, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts. Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts. Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of…

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Poetry 101: Voice

November 19, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. You’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to your workshop 5pm the day before the workshop. Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: November 19, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Poetry is just a person writing down their feelings, right? Not in the ways you might think. Paradoxically, poets often draw on the useful distinction…

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December 2020

Poetry Workshop: Slaying Shame, Bringing Wholeness to the Page

December 12, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

Member Price: $22 1 Session Deadline to Register: December 11, 5 pm Instructor: Rage Hezekiah *CAVE CANEM WORKSHOP One of the most powerful aspects of poetry is naming what might remain unsaid. Writing poems can be a liberatory process that frees us from the causes of shame. With poems that are willing to go deep as our guide, Eloisa Amezcua's "I Haven't Masturbated For Five Days for Fear of Crying; "Confession," by John Allen Taylor;  "Do-Rag," by Phillip B. Williams,…

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Poetry Workshop: Writing from the Outside In, Part II

December 12, 2020 @ EST 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

  Member Price: $22 1 Session Deadline to Register: December 11, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Cuello In this workshop we will use outside materials to spur our own poems, creating drafts from diary entries, letters, photos, other poems, and even the fears and phobias of our fellow workshop participants. Come prepared to write, and have at the ready a news article and a photo, journal entry, letter, or email/text that has some emotional resonance for you. The exercises will be…

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January 2021

Poetry Workshop: Slaying Shame, Bringing Wholeness to the Page Part II

January 9 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

Member Price: $22 1 Session Deadline to Register: January 8, 5 pm Instructor: Rage Hezekiah *CAVE CANEM WORKSHOP Part II is open to all participants; you do not have to have taken Part I One of the most powerful aspects of poetry is naming what might remain unsaid. Writing poems can be a liberatory process that frees us from the causes of shame. With poems that are willing to go deep as our guide, Eloisa Amezcua’s “I Haven’t Masturbated For Five Days…

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Memoir 101: Three Stages of Writing

January 20 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: January 20, 5 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian The writing process is like making a clay pot. The writing you generate is the clay you work with. Next, you have to decide what you're making: is it a bowl, a mug, a vase? This is the stage when you work your writing into a form. We’ll discuss finding your true subject and what form best suits it. The final stage is adding the…

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Poetry 101: Poetic Line

January 20 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States + Google Map
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: January 20, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Line breaks give poetry its hallmark appearance on the page by 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 can expand the logic of the preceding line or subvert the meaning of a sentence in order to create tension and drama. In this workshop, we will look…

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Novel 101: Stalking that Great Idea

January 27 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: POSTPONED to January 27, 5 pm Instructor: David B. Seaburn The first challenge we face as fiction writers is finding “It”---the great idea; the idea that consumes us with a passion to go forward, to commit, to create. We will experiment with writing exercises to explore avenues for generating or discovering new ideas worth your creative time and energy. David B. Seaburn has written seven novels, most recently, Gavin Goode (2019). His…

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Poetry Workshop: The Lyric Self

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

Member Price: $65 1 Session Deadline to Register: January 29, 5 pm Instructor: Dante Micheaux The lyric poem is a text of emotion, a text of thought, expressed directly from the poet to the reader. Participants will read various examples of lyric poetry to observe differences in modes and discuss methods of finding and channeling their lyric selves into writing. Participants will draft poems of their own and gain a clearer understanding of lyric poetry, in general. Recommended Readings:  “Ecstatic,”Yusef…

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February 2021

Memoir 101: Structure

February 3 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 2, 5 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian Knowing about possible structures is helpful even as you generate writing, but the best structure for your story may not emerge until you're well into it. We will discuss different ways to format your story and examine how other memoirists have done it. We'll use as examples The Liar's Club, by Mary Karr;  Ghostbread, by Sonja Livingston; The Boys of My Youth by, Joanna Beard;…

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Novel 101: Getting Off to a Good Start

February 3 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 3, 5 pm Instructor: David B. Seaburn Staring at a blank page can be daunting. Understanding how to begin, what to accomplish in that first sentence, paragraph, or page, can make the path forward not only possible, but exciting. In this workshop, we will learn how to get started, and will practice the basics by crafting the opening of your novel. David B. Seaburn has written seven novels, most recently, Gavin…

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Poetry 101: Poetic Form and Content

February 3 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 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 net. In this workshop, we will talk about the unique way that form and content define one another in free verse poetry, and discuss how certain formal poetic attributes fit some topics better than others. The winter session’s featured poetry book…

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SOLD OUT: Creation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop Session 1

February 6 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$60

Individual Session: Members $55 | General Public $60 Deadline to Register: February 5, 2021, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Cuello Online: Zoom credentials to be provided In this four-part workshop on craft, participants will create multiple drafts from writing exercises that explore elements of image, line, sound, and diction. A portion of each session will be devoted to individual feedback on poems in process. This is an opportunity for poets seeking in-depth attention to the process of revision and who welcome…

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SOLD OUT: Memoir 101: Hard Stuff

February 17 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 16, 5 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian Memoir can be an emotionally difficult genre. It asks you to figure out your life, perhaps delve into painful experiences, and sometimes tell truths that others don't want to hear. How can you write it in a way that supports your own insight and resilience? How do you handle the issue of others' reactions? What is ethical or legal to write? We'll discuss how writers…

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Poetry 101: Poetic Endings

February 17 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States + Google Map
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 17, 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. We will look at an array of examples, including those from our…

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SOLD OUT: Creation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop Session 2

February 20 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$60

Individual Session: Members $55 | General Public $60 Deadline to Register: February 19, 2021, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Cuello Online: Zoom credentials to be provided In this four-part workshop on craft, participants will create multiple drafts from writing exercises that explore elements of image, line, sound, and diction. A portion of each session will be devoted to individual feedback on poems in process. This is an opportunity for poets seeking in-depth attention to the process of revision and who welcome…

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Novel 101: The Stars of Detail

February 24 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 1 Session Deadline to Register: February 24, 5 pm Instructor: David B. Seaburn Memorable fiction is anchored in detail. It is through detail that we create the world that absorbs the reader. It is through detail that we also address the larger themes of fiction. Using exercises that guide us from the general to the specific, the particular to the universal, in this workshop, we will learn the art of writing detail. David B. Seaburn has written…

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March 2021

SOLD OUT: Creation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop Session 3

March 6 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$60

Individual Session: Members $55 | General Public $60 Deadline to Register: March 5, 2021, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Cuello Online: Zoom credentials to be provided In this four-part workshop on craft, participants will create multiple drafts from writing exercises that explore elements of image, line, sound, and diction. A portion of each session will be devoted to individual feedback on poems in process. This is an opportunity for poets seeking in-depth attention to the process of revision and who welcome…

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SOLD OUT: Creation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop Session 4

March 20 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$60

Individual Session: Members $55 | General Public $60 Deadline to Register: March 19, 2021, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Cuello Online: Zoom credentials to be provided In this four-part workshop on craft, participants will create multiple drafts from writing exercises that explore elements of image, line, sound, and diction. A portion of each session will be devoted to individual feedback on poems in process. This is an opportunity for poets seeking in-depth attention to the process of revision and who welcome…

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SOLD OUT: 52 Snapshots Memoir Starter Workshop

March 20 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Member Price: $65 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: March 19, 5 pm Instructor: Sonja Livingston Most of us have stories to tell. Whether you’re working on a memoir, family history or series of essays, the challenge lies in translating the riches and troubles of our lives into actionable, manageable writing projects. This workshop describes the low-pressure and intuitive process of writing short vivid pieces of scene and memory (or snapshots) as a means of building your book and…

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April 2021

Getting Unstuck Poetry Workshop

April 10 @ EST 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$32

Member Price: $25 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: April 9, 5 pm Instructor: David Ruekberg Writer’s block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution: Ignore "high standards" and get into action. Expecting every draft to say it all is a lot of pressure. Instead, exercising our writing muscles every day can help prepare us for when the big poem needs to be born. In this workshop we’ll explore ways to move through fear and doldrums. Criticism—especially from…

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“Wandered far and wide”: The Long Poem – Session 1

April 17 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$75

Individual Session Member Price: $65 Full Series General Public Price: $265 Full Series Member Price: $235 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: April 16, 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.…

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Using “Literature” of Illness in Writing

April 17 @ EST 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$32

Member Price: $25 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: April 16, 5 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Prescription medication guides, prescription advertisements, medical encyclopedia entries, symptom “diaries,” medical charts, doctor’s notes, physiological diagrams and illustrations, medical instructions, health histories, etc. are all promising forms that can be used to explore the writer’s experience, guiding us out of the familiar and comfortable narratives we tell ourselves and others about our bodies. In this workshop, we will find new ways to view…

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May 2021

“Wandered far and wide”: The Long Poem – Session 2

May 1 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$75

Individual Session Member Price: $65 Full Series General Public Price: $265 Full Series Member Price: $235 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: April 30, 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.…

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“Wandered far and wide”: The Long Poem – Session 3

May 15 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$65

Individual Session Member Price: $65 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: May 14, 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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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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“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 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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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 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. We will look at an array of example poems…

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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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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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August 2021

Memoir Workshop

August 28 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

Member Price: $65 1 Session, 2.5 hours Deadline to Register: August 27, 5 pm Instructor: Stephen Kuusisto Scholarships Available   Tom Wolfe once described the basic elements of creative nonfiction as being just like fiction. It relies on scene-by-scene construction, memorable details,dialogue, and stream of consciousness. In this online workshop we’ll look at scenes from noteworthy memoirs, then try our own hands at writing a brief, compelling scene.     Recommended Reading: A Dublin Memoir, by John Banville Raising a Rare…

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