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Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit - December 2022

This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class.
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, & 1/30

Introduction to Poetry

Throughout this course, we will engage with different poetic forms and a variety of poets at an introductory level.
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, & 2/28

Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback - January 2023

Have you started developing a writing habit and are now ready to take your writing to the next level? Then it is time to incorporate feedback and revision.
1/10, 1/24, & 2/7

Reading Contemporary Poetry (FULL)

Join Marion and Barbara to discuss books by three contemporary masters: Victoria Chang, B.H. Fairchild, and Carolyn Forché.

After NaNoWriMo - Understanding the Industry Before You Publish

Literary Agent Erin Hosier and Publishing Expert Brandi Larsen explain how the book publishing industry works.
1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, & 3/16

Adventures in Poetic Forms

Adventures in Poetic Forms is a seven-week generative workshop during which poets will write six poems, each in a different form.
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, & 2/22

Developing a Writing Habit - February 2023

Investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output.
2/7 & 2/21

Poet's Toolbox: Juxtaposition

Delve into your poetic toolboxes and craft some solid drafts.

So You’re Thinking About Going Back for Your MFA?

" . . . From the perspective of a middle-aged working mom . . . I can tell you what I read, what I learned, whatever you want to ask in two hours . . . "
2/23, 3/02, 3/09, 3/16, 3/23, & 3/30

In Praise of Bodies

Tap into your body and the world around you to discover new ways of accessing your writing.
3/1, 3/8, 3/15, & 3/22

Developing a Writing Habit - March 2023

Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle.
3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, & 4/10

Writing Poems Bigger than the Poet

This 6-week workshop will cover strategies and techniques that will allow us to write poems that center more than just the speaker and their experiences.
3/10, 3/17, 3/24, & 3/31

Series(ly) Speaking: The Alchemy of Turning One Idea into Many

What if we could split up a longer work and have each piece live on its own and still maintain harmony and balance within the world it is built from?
4/5, 4/12, 4/19, & 4/26

Developing a Writing Habit - April 2023

Develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your “voice,” and keep your writing process in motion.
4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, & 5/29

Writing a Nest: The Segmented Poem

Read model nest poems to inspire, experiment, and create your own "nest" draft
4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, & 5/30

Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback - April 2023

Examine your drafts and push your writing habit further by incorporating effective feedback and revision.

Poo, Prose, and Flows: Connecting Cleveland’s Sewer Infrastructure to Your Creative Writing

Generate new writing inspired by a tour of the NEORSD Westerly Plant at this unique workshop!

2021 Celebration of Writers

Check out the accomplishments of local writers in 2021

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2020 Celebration of Writers - Poetry

Check out the accomplishments of local poets in 2020

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