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Writing Classes

Offering opportunities for writers at all levels to hone their craft and build community through intimate classes focused on specific goals.

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. View all upcoming writing classes here.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you need to cancel your registration for a class, the following refund schedule applies:
• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

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. The access program for writing classes covers 60% 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 would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.

Upcoming Writing Classes

May 28, 2022
Getting Published: Literary Magazines
May 30, 2022
The Break with Kaveh Akbar
June 8, 2022
Creative Nonfiction I
June 28, 2022
Forest Bathing and Writing: Mt. Tabor Park
July 6, 2022
Starting the Story
July 10, 2022
Spring Forward, Fall Back: Time in Prose Writing
July 12, 2022
Forest Bathing and Writing: Hoyt Arboretum
July 28, 2022
Weekly Check-In: Getting the Work Done
July 30, 2022
The Unique Art of Autofiction
August 6, 2022
Modern Tarot
August 6, 2022
What is Love? Writing Queer Love Stories
August 6, 2022
The Punch-Up: Unleashing Your Humor on the Page
September 14, 2022
Nine-Month Novel Intensive: Wednesday
September 15, 2022
Nine-Month Novel Intensive: Thursday
September 24, 2022
Nine-Month Memoir Intensive

Writing Class Policies 

Class Size & Location

Most classes are limited to 10 students. All classes meet online via Zoom or in personat Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.

What to Bring to Class

Unless otherwise noted in the class description, all you need to bring to class is pen and paper. Teachers will contact students by email a week before the first class meets.

Class Cancelation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, the following refund schedule applies:

  • 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
  • 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
  • 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.

If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

Student Admittance

Literary Arts  reserves the right to refuse a registration for any reason.

Apply for a Scholarship

All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition and are awarded one to two weeks before class begins. To apply for a scholarship, email your name, contact information, and a list of three classes in order of preference to susan@literary-arts.org. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

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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