Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Drawing Words: Experiencing Art Through Writing Poetry

September 26, 2017
Instructor(s): Kitty Jospé

In this course, you will look at works of art and the inspiration behind them to draw out meaningful words. Using visual clues to craft contours of sound that point… View More »

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Imagery Tryptic: In-sight, Out-sight

October 05, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Whether you write poetry or prose, imagery helps define your voice, enlivens your work, and makes your writing memorable. The emphasis in this workshop is on visual imagery. We will… View More »

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Imagery: Hear ye, hear ye! Writing in a Key

October 12, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Attune to and clarify the sound images in your prose or poetry. Bring out the music in your words. Listen to examples, find out about techniques that will help you… 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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Imagery: Invoking the Senses

October 19, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Expand your use of imagery. Visual and sound imagery power up your writing. Adding kinesthetic, smell, and taste imagery connects your reader to your meaning in a more lively way.… View More »

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Active Hope in Troubled Times: Exploring The Work That Reconnects Through Personal Writing

October 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Karen VanMeenen

The Work That Reconnects was developed by environmental activist, author, and scholar of Buddhism Joanna Macy. Using exercises inspired by elements of general systems theory and deep ecology, Macy offers… View More »

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Getting Started in Children’s Books: Promotion, Publication and more!

October 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Will Hubbell

Have you written a children’s book? Are you considering writing one? Published children’s author and illustrator Will Hubbell provides three hours of essential information on getting published for aspiring children’s… View More »

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The Golden Shovel: A Poetry Workshop

October 26, 2017
Instructor(s): Gail Hosking

Expand your poetry repertoire by learning about “the golden shovel,” a format created by poet Terrance Hayes to honor Gwendolyn Brooks. The golden shovel poem is set in the tradition… View More »

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Poet as Historian

October 28, 2017
Instructor(s): Patricia Roth Schwartz

Are you a poet for whom a particular era and/or particular character from history seems haunting? Do you wish to write lyric narrative poems that bring this time and its… View More »

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Letter Writing in the Modern Era

November 09, 2017
Instructor(s): Christine Green

We live in a world of emails, texts, and Snapchat “conversations.” Communication is produced and consumed like fast food. Let’s slow it down a bit and reembrace the personal letter.… View More »

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