Current Classes and Workshops

Date: Saturdays, March 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Type: Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Poetry

The course is designed for youth (ages 14-18) beginning to write poetry for the first time, or who have been introduced to poetry and want to learn more. Students will participate in a two-week course of three-hour workshops. A theme will extend through the two weeks of Memorizing Ourselves - The Poems of Our Memories. Over the course of the two weeks, students will learn about key elements of poetry, various poetic techniques, read various poets and their writings, and discuss the crucial role of memory in writing their own poems.

Date: April 15 - May 27, 2018
Type: Online Class
Genre: Agents, Business of Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Editing, Fiction, Publishing

The goal of this course is to give you a basic understanding of the publishing industry: how it is structured, how to navigate it, and how to make the best choices for your writing life and the life of your books. You are a writer, an artist—the most important thing you can do is focus on your work. But when the time comes to bring your writing to an audience, a host of other skills and knowledge come into play. While it’s true that the publishing world exists to support and promote art, it is also a business; agents, editors, and publishers must be mindful of the market and of money.

Date: May 1 - Jun 5, 2019
Type: Online Class
Genre: Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mixed Genre, Novels, Science Fiction, Young Adult Literature

Through video lectures, activities, discussions, video conferences, peer reviews, and direct feedback from your instructor, you will learn new tools and methods for tackling a deep and intensive revision, gain knowledge on how to work with edit letters from publishing professionals, leave this course with revised pages from your own novel, and create a solid plan for moving forward to complete a full revision.