Writing Classes

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    Fall 2019: November Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

    Sunday, November 17
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Emilly Prado
    For writers of color at all levels
    Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This two-hour workshop meets once a month on Sundays. Writers can register for one or more sessions. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

    $15.00

    Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado For writers of color at all levels Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This…

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    Fall 2019: November Writer of Color Sunday Afternoon Workshop

    Sunday, November 17, 2019
    12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Emilly Prado
    For writers of color at all levels

    $15.00

    Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado For writers of color at all levels An afternoon session of the Writer of Color Workshop. Searching for a space to create…

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    Fall 2019: December Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

    Sunday, December 8, 2019
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Emilly Prado
    For writers of color at all levels
    Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This two-hour workshop meets once a month on Sundays. Writers can register for one or more sessions. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

    $15.00

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado For writers of color at all levels Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This…

  • Fall 2019: December Writer of Color Sunday Afternoon Workshop

    Sunday, December 8, 2019
    12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Emilly Prado
    For writers of color at all levels

    $15.00

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado For writers of color at all levels An afternoon session of the Writer of Color Workshop. Searching for a space to create…

  • Fall 2019: Memoir and Memory: A Generative Intensive

    December 14 & December 15, 2019
    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.(two sessions)

    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Emilly Prado

    $175.00

    December 14 & December 15, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.(two sessions) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado In this weekend intensive, we’ll exercise, explore, and spark the memory part of memoir using personal objects, music,…

  • Winter 2020: Building A Writing Habit

    January 5 – February 9, 2020
    Sundays, 10 a.m. to noon (6 class meetings)
    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Kristina Tate
    For writers at all levels

    $275.00

    January 5 – February 9, 2020 Sundays, 10 a.m. to noon (6 class meetings) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Kristina Tate For writers at all levels Using The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron as a resource, this…

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    Winter 2020: Writing a Novel in 8 Weeks

    January 6 – March 2 (no meeting February 3)
    Mondays, 7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m. (8 sessions)
    Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Emily Chenoweth
    For dedicated writers with some experience
    Limited to 10 students

    $365.00

    January 6 – March 2 (no meeting February 3) Mondays, 7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m. (8 sessions) Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emily Chenoweth For dedicated writers with some experience Limited to 10 students Through mini-lectures, in-class…

  • Winter 2020: Elements of Story

    January 11–February 15, 2020
    Sundays, 10:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m. (six sessions)
    Instructor: Zulema Summerfield
    for writers with some experience

    This workshop is ideal for writers with an early draft of a story, an in-progress story that has stalled, or an idea for a story that hasn’t quite found its form. We’ll take in-depth looks at basic elements of craft, from plot and dialogue to point of view and voice, exploring ways to weave these elements into our own work. Each week, we will share our stories in a supportive, creative workshop setting, with an eye towards exploratory revision and eventual publication.

    $335.00

    January 11–February 15, 2020 Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (six sessions) Instructor: Zulema Renee Summerfield  for writers with some experience This workshop is ideal for writers with an early draft of a story, an in-progress story that has stalled, or…

  • Winter 2020: Collisions: Short Story Workshop

    January 14–February 18, 2020
    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (six sessions)
    Instructor: Josha Nathan
    For writers at all levels

    In this fiction workshop, we will explore how to use all manner of combustible collisions, both small and large, as generative fuel. Have a slew of disparate ideas stewing in your brain? We’ll investigate the power of unexpected pairings—how colliding seemingly unrelated images or ideas can spark something entirely original and point your work forward. You will build your own stories and receive the focused attention of a workshop environment. All levels

    $275.00

    January 14–February 18, 2020 Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (six sessions) Instructor: Josha Nathan For writers at all levels In this fiction workshop, we will explore how to use all manner of combustible collisions, both small and large, as generative fuel. Have…

  • Winter 2020: Memoir Writing: It happened to me and I’m here to tell it

    Sundays,  January 26 – March 29, 2020 (10 class meetings)
    2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Natalie Serber
    For writers with some writing experience

    $565.00

    Sundays,  January 26 – March 29, 2020 (10 class meetings) 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Natalie Serber For writers with some writing experience Memoir, telling stories of how we made…

  • Winter 2020: Exploring the Lyric Essay

    February 2-23, 2020
    Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 class meetings)
    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Miranda Schmidt
    For writers at all levels
    Instructor: Miranda Schmidt
    Limited to 10 students

    A flexible, hybrid form, the lyric essay employs techniques from poetry, nonfiction, and fiction to create a single work. In this workshop, we’ll experiment with lyric essay techniques and structures, read a variety of examples that employ these techniques, and craft our own lyric essays on subjects of our choosing. You will also learn revision techniques you can implement as you continue to work with your pieces after the class has ended.

    $275.00

    February 2-23, 2020 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 class meetings) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Miranda Schmidt For writers at all levels Instructor: Miranda Schmidt Limited to 10 students A flexible, hybrid form, the lyric…

  • Winter 2020: The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout

    February 2–23, 2020
    Sundays, 2:00–4:00 p.m (four sessions)
    Instructor: David Ciminello
    For writers at all levels

    $175.00

    February 2–23, 2020 Sundays, 2:00–4:00 p.m (four sessions) Instructor: David Ciminello For writers at all levels How can we build a better writing practice? This prompt-driven generative workshop will give writers an opportunity to flex their literary muscles. Classes will…

  • Winter 2020: To Invent What We Desire

    $65.00

    February 9, 2020 Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet It’s easy to become separated from our writing, and sometimes we don’t know how to return from that stuck place. This course explores experiences of being lost—and ways…

  • Winter 2020: Grief and the Lyric Essay

    February 22nd and 23, 2020
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
    Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (two sessions)
    Instructor: Wendy Noonan
    For writers at all levels

    $135.00

    February 22nd and 23, 2020 Saturday 10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (two sessions) Instructor: Wendy Noonan For writers at all levels It can be a challenge to access grief, not to mention represent it in word…

  • Winter 2020: Personal Essay Writing 101

    February 25-March 24, 2019 (no meeting March 17)
    Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (4 meetings)
    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Emilly Prado

    $175.00

    February 25-March 24, 2019 (no meeting March 17) Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (4 meetings) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado We all have stories, but where do we start when trying to get our own…

  • Winter 2020: Stories of Grief

    February 29 – March 28, 2020 (no meeting March 21)
    Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Wendy Noonan
    For writers at all levels

    $275.00

    February 29 – March 28, 2020 (no meeting March 21) Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Instructor: Wendy Noonan For writers at all levels Most of us don’t want to relive painful experiences, yet as writers, we are often compelled…