New! Assembling Your Manuscript
Instructor, Lauren Gordon
Your piles of poems, prose, or short stories are overflowing your file folders – now what? This workshop will employ different organizational techniques for assembling your manuscript by concentrating on personal consultation and workshop, ideas and strategies for revision, general narrative and thematic arcs, development and style, and contemporary formatting. Students can expect to finish the workshop with an organized, chapbook-sized manuscript of their poetry, prose, or short stories. Students will also finish the workshop with information on how to submit a manuscript for publishing, as well as how to write a cover letter and query letter to publishers. Bring a lunch!
Class meets Saturday, Oct 11, 10am-2pm, $79
Save! Register by 10/4 for $69!
New – Great for Beginners! Writing the Short Story Memoir
Instructor, Lauren Gordon
Maya Angelou wrote, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” Have you always wanted to write your life story, but didn’t know where to begin? This course is intended for those new to the writing process. Students will create a memory calendar and apply short story techniques to abolish the fear of writing and learn how to create a writing practice. Tap into the inner mysteries of your life in order to create and see how writing can unite, heal, and delight! This is a great start for any beginner writer. Bring a lunch!
Class meets Saturday, Sept 27, 10am-2pm, $79
How to Get Published
Instructor, Andrea Lochen
Calling all aspiring authors! Learn about the various writers’ markets and the ins and outs of the publishing industry. We will cover how to submit stories to contests and magazines, how to find and query reputable agents, and how to create a solid non-fiction book proposal.
Class meets Wednesday, Oct 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm, $34
New! Write What You’d Love to Read
Instructor, John Lehman
Join writer John Lehman and learn how you can transform your writing! Write with real power and passion to involve the reader at a deeper level. Learn to create work that will be irresistible to editors. After this workshop, your writing life will never be the same.
Class meets Saturday, Nov 8, 9am-4pm, $109
Save! Register by 10/25 for $99
Poetry Step Up
Instructor, Margaret Rowland
This poetry workshop will help you continue to develop your poetic practice. Each session will include craft discussions with sample poems. Most of the meeting time will be devoted to critiquing the poems of class members.
Class meets every Monday, Oct 20-Nov 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $69
Save! Register by 10/6 for $59!
New! Exercise Your Writing Muscles
Instructor, Andrea Lochen
Is your writing in a rut? Learn to hone your story-writing skills using a variety of out-of-the-box techniques and creative exercises that will get you back on track or starting something new. This session is perfect for new or experienced fiction writers of all ages.
Class meets on Saturday, Oct 18, 9:00am-12:00pm, $49
Save! Register by 10/4 for $44!
Writing for ESL - Online!
Has your academic or career progress been slowed by the challenges of writing in English? Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. This course will show you what English readers expect and how your writing can achieve your goals. Average hours 24, 6 week course.
Grammar Refresher - Online!
Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths. Average hours 24, 6 week course.
Business and Marketing Writing - Online!
Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe your boss made you the company writer, but you've never had any training. Or maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career.
Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded!
Beginning Writer's Workshop - Online!
If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles.
This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece.