The Craft of Writing Classes

The Craft of Writing classes provides 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: Wanting to study and learn the secrets to great writing? One must investigate the best 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.

The Craft of Writing Classes

Digging Up a Better Story: Going beyond Google to Research Your Novel

  • Date: 08-17-2019
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $35.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

How do facts and details add layers to your writing? This 3-hour workshop will focus on effective research techniques and tricks designed to help the writer achieve a greater authenticity in their work.

Writer's Studio - 4-Class Pass

  • Date: 09-6-2019 to 09-27-2019
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $65.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Needing time to work on certain aspects of a longer work? Looking for one-on-one coaching and the opportunity to test your writing out loud? Designed for writers who have participated in our "Building Blocks" or "Reading Like a Writer" series, or those who have a manuscript of prose, memoir, or personal essay in progress.

Writer's Studio - September 6th

  • Date: 09-6-2019
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $20.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Needing time to work on certain aspects of a writing project? Looking for one-on-one coaching and the opportunity to test your writing out loud? Designed for writers who have participated in our "Craft of Writing" series, those who have a work of prose, memoir, or personal essay in progress, or those who would like to get started with one.

Writer's Studio - September 13th

  • Date: 09-13-2019
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $20.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Needing time to work on certain aspects of a writing project? Looking for one-on-one coaching and the opportunity to test your writing out loud? Designed for writers who have participated in our "Craft of Writing" series, those who have a work of prose, memoir, or personal essay in progress, or those who would like to get started with one.

Writer's Studio - September 20th

  • Date: 09-20-2019
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $20.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Needing time to work on certain aspects of a writing project? Looking for one-on-one coaching and the opportunity to test your writing out loud? Designed for writers who have participated in our "Craft of Writing" series, those who have a work of prose, memoir, or personal essay in progress, or those who would like to get started with one.

Writer's Studio - September 27th

  • Date: 09-27-2019
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $20.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Needing time to work on certain aspects of a writing project? Looking for one-on-one coaching and the opportunity to test your writing out loud? Designed for writers who have participated in our "Craft of Writing" series, those who have a work of prose, memoir, or personal essay in progress, or those who would like to get started with one.

Stories in Short Form - 4-Class Pass

  • Date: 10-4-2019 to 11-1-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $175.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

This four-week series will address shorter forms of story and how to revise your work to achieve that form.

Stories in Short Form - October 4th

  • Date: 10-4-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

This class will address shorter forms of story and how to revise your work to achieve that form.

Stories in Short Form - October 18th

  • Date: 10-18-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

This class will address shorter forms of story and how to revise your work to achieve that form.

Stories in Short Form - October 25th

  • Date: 10-25-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

This class will address shorter forms of story and how to revise your work to achieve that form.

Stories in Short Form - November 1st

  • Date: 11-1-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

This class will address shorter forms of story and how to revise your work to achieve that form.