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Get it Straight, This is Queer Writing

In this class, we will read the works of Hilton Als, Michelle Tea, and queer contemporary poets. We will discuss, analyze, and celebrate contemporary queer writing; we will also create and workshop a first draft of a poem, short story,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Anastacia Tolbert

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 7:00 PM

Poets’ Companions: Creating and Critiquing Together

We will read and discuss poems by modern and contemporary writers, critique each other’s poems in process, and use prompts to encourage new writing. We will write a new poem each week in response to exercises and poems that inspire…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Carolyne Wright

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 5:00 PM
5 seats available

Shapes of Stories

Changing the shape can change the story. Using a series of in-class writing exercises, homework assignments, and examples from both creative nonfiction and fiction, we’ll look at popular shapes for stories, including braids, collage, the traditional narrative arc, the circle,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 7:00 PM
5 seats available

Novel Prep

Very rough drafts are helpful to the progress of your novel, but even for that, you need a good sense of where you’re going and how to get there before you start. But how do you decide where you’re going…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Laurie Frankel

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 7:00 PM
This class is full

How the Story Goes: An Intermediate Fiction Workshop

This class will take off from the foundations of short fiction and examine what has made the best stories the best. Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer will guide an intensive study of technique in fiction, then the class will…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

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Start Date: 5/7/2015 – 5:00 PM
3 seats available

Believable Characters in YA and Middle-Grade Novels

Characters in novels must feel like complex, unique individuals while also serving as archetypal players within the story’s plot. With the class, you’ll delve into the tension between protagonist and antagonist, the roles of minor characters, and how characters reveal…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock

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Start Date: 5/7/2015 – 7:00 PM
3 seats available

Brainstorming

It’s a question that can leave any writer paralyzed: “Where do I start?” We’ll explore the best method of finding the answer via the chaotic and completely necessary process of brainstorming. At the core of the class: a strategic method…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: David Schmader

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Start Date: 5/7/2015 – 7:00 PM

Memoir Essentials

We will discuss the essential elements of memoir writing: how to create scenes that move your story forward, how to use summary and reflection effectively, how to narrow your topic and structure your narrative. This class will also include numerous…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 5/9/2015 – 1:00 PM
This class is full

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