Class Types


These are typically generative classes, in which students create new work in class or based on assignments, or students submit work to receive constructive critique from the instructor and fellow students. Workshops are typically (but not always) multi-session classes.

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Upcoming Classes & Workshops

5/2, 5/9, 5/16 & 5/23

Big Things Come in Small Stanzas: The Quiet Power of Poetic Forms (FULL)

In this four-part class, we will use each class to study and discuss four different forms: haiku, sonnet, villanelle, and sestina.
5/7, 5/21 & 6/4

Scene and Being Seen in Memoir and Creative Nonfiction (FULL)

In this narrative building and nurturing workshop, the emphasis will be on developing and polishing a draft.
Business of Writing
5/8, 5/15 & 5/22

Self-Publishing v. Traditional Publishing

In this class, learn what you need to know about self-publishing, traditional publishing, and begin to think about marketing your book once it's published.
5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24

Intro to Fiction: Generative Workshop (FULL)

In this class, we will generate fresh material through writing prompts and exercises.
6/5, 6/12, 6/19 & 6/26

Cut! Editing First Drafts

In this interactive, 4-week, 2-hour workshop, Dr. Mary Weems will share her tips for editing creative writings across genres.
6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8 & 7/15

Keep Moving: 5 Essays in 6 Weeks (FULL)

Explore a variety of nonfiction formats with the ultimate goal of generating five very distinct essays in a six-week period.
6/10 & 6/17

Get Unstuck: Fiction Bootcamp

No matter what’s stopping you, this generative workshop is designed to get your mind whirling and fingers flying.
6/13, 6/20 & 6/27

What Summer Blockbusters Can Teach You About Writing

This generative course will discuss what lessons you can take away from popular multimedia franchises.
7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 & 8/6

Image & Memory: An Introduction to Creative Writing (FULL)

Image & Memory is a multi-genre workshop for writers who are just starting out or who need a fresh way to bring forth their stories and poems.
7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30

Utopia, Dystopia, Revolution: Speculative Fiction for Social Change

We will start by looking at some of the foundational works of utopia and dystopia, as well as more recent novels in the genre.
7/7, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28

Adventure Writing: Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Join this four-week course to discover how to become disciplined in your writing even when you might be feeling un-inspired.

Intro to Developing a Writing Habit - July 2024

This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class.
8/3, 8/10 & 8/17

Writing Climate Change Fiction

In this class, we’ll read some climate fiction and write the beginnings of our own stories, including in-class writing and workshopping.
8/7, 8/14, 8/21 & 8/28

Developing a Writing Habit - Aug 2024 (FULL)

This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your “voice,” and keep your writing process in motion.