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

Writer's Studio - January 25th

  • Date: 01-25-2019
  • 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 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.

Reading Like a Writer (8-Class Series) - (Note: Each session is also offered as a single class)

  • Date: 02-15-2019 to 04-5-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $349.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+.

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 1: Beginnings

  • Date: 02-15-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 2: Upping Your Narration Game

  • Date: 02-22-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 3: Details, Details, Details

  • Date: 03-1-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 4: Pacing and Progress

  • Date: 03-8-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 5: What's Love Got to Do With It?

  • Date: 03-15-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 6: Death

  • Date: 03-22-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 7: Endings

  • Date: 03-29-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.

Reading Like a Writer: Week 8: Are We Done Yet?

  • Date: 04-5-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time. In this 8-week series, we will study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing.