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Craft of Writing Classes

The Craft of Writing Classes

  • Date: 04-5-2027
  • Time: Varies
  • Price: Varies
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

The Craft of Writing classes provide participants the opportunity to further hone their writing voice through instructions and exercises on craft designed to strengthen the power of story within their work. Whether writing memoir, creative non-fiction, or fiction, participants will benefit from these focused classes. Poets also find our craft of writing classes instrumental in shaping their work. Both eight-week series are offered as a discount package or on a class-by-class basis. We offer two distinct series on an on-going basis: Fall - Building Blocks of Story: Eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. The principles presented in these workshops are applicable to Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction. Throughout these classes, we examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the basic construction of a written story. Each class is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer sharpen an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material. Spring - Reading Like a Writer: Want to write the great American novel? First, one must investigate the great American writers and their approaches to craft. In these classes, we study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain that depth in one's own writing. Participants implement new techniques in their own work and use the art of critique to examine published authors and the participant's own work. Each session includes fastwrites, instruction, a longer writing time to apply new principles, and short readarounds to test new techniques.

Speciality Classes for All Genders

WWf(a)C offers a rich array of specialty classes and workshops. Our specialty classes offer theme-based opportunities for writers and those wishing to explore other forms of creativity in addition to writing. Specialty Classes incorporate WWf(a)C circle practices into each session. Check back often as we offer new programs regularly!

Let's Be Perfectly Queer: Fall Session

  • Date: 11-5-2019 to 12-14-2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tuition: $149.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

In this session, we will explore our own writing within the broader context of queer literature. Please note: There is no class on November 26th. The final class takes place on Saturday, December 14th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm, following by a potluck/readaround from 7:00-9:00 pm.

2020 Foresight: Designing a Life You Love

  • Date: 01-18-2020
  • Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Imagine a year of less stress and more joy! Keep "doing it all" while establishing practices and tools to learn radical/extreme self-care as you create the life you desire.

Classes for Youth

All programs focus on topics relevant to youth today and encourage participants to speak out through the art and power of writing.

Programs For Girls, Teens and Young Women

  • Date: 11-4-2030
  • Time: Varies
  • Price: Varies
  • Open to: Girls, Teens and Young Women

Our Fall Teen Class is currently in session. We're working on winter offerings -- details and registration available soon!

Special Events For All

Writing Back the Sun: a Winter's Solstice Circle

  • Date: 12-20-2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Potluck 6-7pm, Circle 7-9pm)
  • Tuition: $20.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Join us for an evening of drumming and writing as we gather in the liminal space between dark and light. We will celebrate both the still darkness of winter and invite the return of the sun into our world and our lives. Come early for the optional potluck designed to help us get to know one another.

Free Samplers

Join us for a FREE Sampler, designed to introduce new participants to a sampling of our classes before committing to an entire course.

FREE All Gender Core Class Sampler - Wednesday, November 20

  • Date: 11-20-2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: All Genders

FREE samplers are designed to introduce new participants to the practices used in WWf(a)C Core Classes before committing to the course. Don't forget to register!

Retreats for Women

Winter Writing Retreat 2020: Finding Meaning As We Find Our Way

  • Date: 02-16-2020 to 02-20-2020
  • Time: 3:30 pm (Sunday) to 1:00 pm (Thursday)
  • Tuition: $490.00
  • Open to: Women

As we move through the years, navigating our way by personal stars, a sense of meaning becomes more and more essential. Join us as we use Women Writing for (a) Change practices to explore methods for discovering what gives us meaning as individuals.

Continuing Education for our Leaders

These programs are designed for women who have completed at least one of the Women Writing for (a) Change leadership programs.

Continuing Education for our Leaders

  • Date: 12-3-2029
  • Price: Varies
  • Open to: WWf(a)C Leadership Graduates

Stay tuned for future offerings!

Write Around the Corner - Original Series

Write Around the Corner - Original Series

  • Date: 12-3-2029
  • Price: Varies
  • Open to: All Genders 16+

We have programs in the works! Revisit this page for details and registration.

Core Classes for All Genders - 10-Week

The featured focus of our Core Classes is writing in community over a period of several weeks. While some writing technique is taught in each class, emphasis is placed on the writer pursuing their own forms of written expression (e.g., poetry, memoir, fiction, non-fiction or journaling).

All Gender Core Class Winter Term Wednesday PM - 10-week

  • Date: 12-4-2019 to 02-19-2020
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tuition: $309.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Join us for this 10-week long Wednesday evening class. Please Note: There will be no class on 12/25 and 1/1).