Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

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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I Always Wanted to Write a Novel: Getting Started, Part one

September 26, 2017
Instructor(s): David Seaburn

Unlock the story that you are carrying inside. Participants will develop a writing routine as the foundation for their work. They will develop cogent ideas, realistic characters, and potential plot… View More »

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Writing Women

September 27, 2017
Instructor(s): Sharon Knapp

What if you could overcome self-doubt and give yourself permission to write? What if others celebrated your creativity and encouraged you to plow ahead? Whether you journal, write poetry, fiction,… View More »

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Dialouge Workshop

September 30, 2017
Instructor(s): Meags Downing

When your characters talk, let them offer something worth saying. When your reader listens, give them something worth hearing. In each session, you will be given several prompts involving conversation,… View More »

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Character and Chapter Development 101

September 30, 2017
Instructor(s): Shermeeka Mason

In this course, you will learn how to create relatable characters using a character development outline. You will also learn how to map out chapters and short stories using a… View More »

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Creative Writing 101

October 02, 2017
Instructor(s): Gregory Gerard

So you’ve always wanted to write but life holds you back. This is the course for YOU. We’ll use introductory, in-class writing assignments to explore fiction and non-fiction. Each week… View More »

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Flash Fiction

October 04, 2017
Instructor(s): Christopher Dehon

Flash fiction generally means a very brief story, told in only a few hundred words. How does a person tell a complete story in such a compressed form? How can… View More »

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Storytelling Devices: Getting the Most from your Stories

October 12, 2017
Instructor(s): Martin Naparsteck

Storytelling is a uniquely human activity. It is through stories that we express our humanity. This workshop will discuss plot, character, imagery, and everything else that goes into storytelling. Whether… View More »

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Getting Started in Children’s Books: Writing, Illustrating, and More!

October 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Will Hubbell

Interested in writing for children? This seminar will get you started. Published children’s author and illustrator Will Hubbell provides three hours of inspiration and information. The emphasis will be the… View More »

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