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WRITING CLASSES

Writing classes at Literary Arts are for students at all levels who are looking to advance their skills and make writing a priority in their life. Whether you need help getting started or you’re a seasoned author seeking a community of writers who are serious about their craft, Literary Arts has a variety of offerings to develop key skills.

Our writing classes are limited to 10 students and focused on specific writing goals. Classes range from generative classes for all skill levels to more advanced intensives. Many of our writing classes are taught by Oregon Book Awards authors and fellowship recipients; all of our classes are taught by experienced teachers. We strive to build a supportive community of writers that provides opportunities for students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests to participate in an enriching experience. We offer classes that allow students to achieve short-term and long-term goals and deepen their writing practice. We value experimentation, making mistakes, and learning from others as part of the artistic process.

Our classes meet online on Zoom or in person at Literary Arts.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY:

For students who need to cancel registration for a class before it begins, the following refund schedule applies:

If you cancel at least 10 business days or more before a class begins, you will receive a credit minus 15% OR a refund minus 30% of the tuition.

9 business days until 24 hours or less before a class begins, you will receive a credit minus 20%. No refunds are given 9 business days or less before a class begins.

24 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or credits will be given.

Credits are valid for 12 months.

If Literary Arts cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund.

REFUNDS AND RECORDINGS:

Literary Arts cannot provide refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for individual classes and seminar sessions that students miss. Literary Arts does not record Zoom classes for students who are absent.

ACCESS PROGRAM:
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.

Upcoming Writing Classes

April 25, 2024
From Idea to Manuscript: Crafting Your Picture Book
May 1, 2024
Epistolary: Poems to Our Past and Futures Selves
May 2, 2024
Write the Self: the study and practice of writing from personal experience
May 9, 2024
Grief Work: Honoring Sorrow as a Generating Motor
May 13, 2024
WEIRDING THE EVERY DAY
May 18, 2024
Autofiction Weekend Intensive
June 1, 2024
The Notebook and the Creative Process
June 4, 2024
Get Writing: Unblocking Writer’s Block
June 4, 2024
How To Skin a Fox: Turning True Experiences into Fantastical Stories

ACCESS TUITION

ACCESS TUITION

We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 50% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.

Teach for Literary Arts

Join our roster of accomplished writers who lead classes and workshops at our space. We also hire writers to teach creative writing residencies in local high schools.

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