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August 2021

Wednesday

Aug 4

Summer 2021 Writing Classes

Oracles, Intuition, and Creativity

Wed, August 4 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Forge a deeper connection with your intuition in this 5-week course exploring intuitive processes and symbolism in creative practice. Students will work with The Personal Oracle deck, designed by instructor Coleman Stevenson, to stretch their symbolic awareness and sharpen their creative instincts. The cards and other divinatory methods will be used as prompts for storytelling and other creative writing exercises as well. This is a great class for card readers who want to expand their reading methods to include visual…

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Sunday

Aug 8

Summer 2021 Summer of Love Writing Classes

Writing About Sex

Sun, August 8 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

From kissing to seduction—to the deed itself—writing about sex can be one of the hardest feats in storytelling. We’ll study the way writers like Lidia Yuknavitch, Melissa Febos, Zadie Smith, D. H. Lawrence, and others approach this facet of craft. Our conversations will explore how sex can be implied or explicit, while still being literary and classy. Class one is entirely devoted to writing the literary kiss, and future sessions will cover sex “implied” with its absence on the page,…

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Sunday

Aug 15

For Bipoc Writers Summer 2021 Writing Classes

August BIPOC writer workshop

Sun, August 15 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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Wednesday

Aug 18

For Bipoc Writers Summer 2021 Writing Classes

August BIPOC Craft Series: Fiction

Wed, August 18 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

This monthly craft series for BIPOC writers invites you to dream and imagine new worlds and characters for fictional storytelling. Using beloved and renowned BIPOC writers as models for fictional narratives, we will notice, play, practice, share and grow as writers. 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…

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Wednesday

Aug 25

Summer 2021 Writing Classes

Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Wed, August 25 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work.

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Monday

Aug 30

For Bipoc Writers Summer 2021 Writing Classes

BIPOC Revision Workshop

Mon, August 30 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

This affinity space for BIPOC writers will support the transformation of your early drafts into new iterations and more polished pieces. How do we revise our writing in ways that feel energized and nimble? How do we identify writing habits that aren’t serving us and gather inspiration from fellow writers? What can supportive feedback offer to our word choice, sentences, and overall structure of our piece? How can we be intentional about the writing moves we’re making for clarity, engagement,…

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