Writing Classes

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    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…

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    Winter 2020: To Invent What We Desire

    February 9, 2020
    Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

    $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…

  • Spring 2020: Mastering Revision

    March 22 – April 12, 2020
    Sundays, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (4 sessions)
    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Kristina Tate
    <strong> For writers at all levels</strong>

    $275.00

    March 22 – April 12, 2020 Sundays, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (4 sessions) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Kristina Tate For writers at all levels Revision is one of the most challenging parts of the writing process.…

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    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: February Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    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, February 16, 2020 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…

  • Winter 2020: February Writer of Color Sunday Afternoon Workshop

    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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, February 16, 2020 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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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    Winter 2020: Personal Essay Writing 101

    March 3-10, and March 24- 31, 2020 (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

    March 3-10, and March 24-31, 2020 (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…

  • Spring 2020: The Lyric Essay: Braiding the Word

    $135.00

    May 16 & 17, 2020 10:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Instructor: Perrin Kerns For writers at all levels Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington The lyric essay is a form which allows many small fragments to be drawn together…

  • Spring 2020: Writing from our Own Voices

    $275.00

    April 16-30, 2020 6:30 – 9:30 Thursdays (3 class meetings) Instructor: Val Gryphin For writers at all levels The dominant voice in the American literary cannon and popular media is white, straight, cisgendered, neurotypical, able-bodied and Christian. However, this combination…

  • 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…

  • Spring 2020: Collage

    April 19-May 24, 2020
    Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (six class sessions)
    Instructor: Wendy Noonan
    For writers at all levels
    Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

    $275.00

    April 19-May 24, 2020 Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (six class sessions) Instructor: Wendy Noonan For writers at all levels Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Do you have a nonfiction story that struggles to mold to a traditional structure? Both…

  • 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…

  • Winter 2020: Collage Your Writing Project: a new way into your work

    Saturdays, February 29 and March 7, 2020
    2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
    Instructor: Natalie Serber
    For writers at all levels
    This class includes a $10 materials fee

    $95.00

    Saturdays, February 29 and March 7, 2020 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Natalie Serber For writers at all levels This class includes a $10 materials fee When you hit a wall,…

  • Winter 2020: New Ecological Writing

    March 8- 29, 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
    For writers at all levels.

    $275.00

    March 8 – 29, 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 For writers at all…

  • Winter 2020: Short Story Intensive TWO

    March 12-April 16, 2020
    Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.
    Instructor: Margaret Malone

    $410.00

    March 12-April 16, 2020 Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington. Instructor: Margaret Malone The focus of this class will be revision and reworking of in-process stories. We will work together as a group…