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ONSITE: The Magic of Fiction Writing

February 13, 2024

Whether you're currently working on a fiction project or trying to get inspiration, this generative workshop will serve as a gentle and fun way to push yourself creatively. Through prompts, readings, and supportive discussion, group members will work towards realizing their visions. We will read out loud from our own work and also from interviews […]

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ONSITE: Intermediate Poetry

February 13, 2024

This workshop is for students who have some experience writing poetry and are looking to dig deeper into their writing practice. In this poetry workshop, we'll read published poems (written by contemporary and historical poets), and we'll use this work to inspire our own creative writing work. We'll write poems, and we'll spend time discussing […]

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ONSITE: Like an Oil Rig on Fire: Writing in Response to Images

February 13, 2024

John Berger said, “The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled.” In this workshop, we will explore images on and off the page as a way to generate new work as we challenge our “way of seeing” and experiment with image and the senses to begin new poems. This workshop […]

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ONSITE: Writing the Shadow

February 13, 2024

Explore the dark self, what Carl Jung called the “shadow” part of our psyche. Sometimes we see it in our dreams, sometimes it appears in dark imaginings. We’ll learn what the shadow can add to our creative writing by experimenting with timed writing, dream journals, guided imagery and Active Imagination.

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ONLINE: The Tough Stuff: Healing Through Writing

February 13, 2024

This class is for the conversations that still need to happen. We’ll talk about the barriers that keep us from writing what we need to write. We’ll also examine works by Chanel Miller, Jeannette Walls, and Layli Long Soldier to take lessons from the ways in which they make difficult topics easier to access. Students […]

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ONSITE: Making Messes: Creative Writing Revision + Papermaking

February 13, 2024

Learn revision strategies for your writing and turn an old draft into handmade paper in this combination class that focuses on writing and papermaking skills. Leave with a revision plan, handmade paper, and a symbolic re-imagining of your work. On the first day we will be writing. The second day will be papermaking. Plan to […]

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ONSITE: Short Story Fiction Writing

February 13, 2024

Explore short story fiction writing by studying narrative craft elements like story, plot, character, scene, structure, archetypal patterns and dialogue. We’ll examine professionally published pieces and your own work. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to begin a story based on a word or an idea. You’ll also understand how to evaluate […]

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ONLINE: Introduction to Songwriting

February 13, 2024

In this 2-hour session, we’ll talk about how songs are built, including what makes a chorus, a verse, and a bridge. We’ll look at popular songs as we write our own original lyrics. We’ll also talk about the intimidating questions of how to begin and end a song. As we delve deeper into the mechanics […]

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ONLINE: Submitting Writing to Literary Journals

February 13, 2024

Sending writing to literary journals can be an intimidating process. In this two-hour class, we'll take a step-by-step approach to sending our writing out to journal editors. Learn directly from Samantha Steiner, MFA, a writer with 50+ publications including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to her work in the world of book publishing, Steiner […]

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ONSITE: Writing the Memoir

February 13, 2024

Got ideas for a science fiction or fantasy story but aren’t sure how to approach it? Have you wanted to try exploring these imaginative genres but need a push to get started? Looking for like-minded folks with whom to share work and explore ideas? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is […]

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ONSITE: Writing the Memoir

February 13, 2024

Thomas Larson writes that “memoir is most successful when it is not the ‘story of a life,’ but a focused part of that life—a dozen summers spent working on a grandfather’s farm, a long relationship with a dying relative, the first year of law school.” You’ll work with writing prompts and timed writing exercises, and […]

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ONSITE: The Creative Spark

February 13, 2024

Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes about el duende, “the goblin wind,” that can breathe the creative spark into fire. The goal of this creative writing class is to fan your ideas and inspirations into flame. We’ll use timed writing, dream journals, guided imagery, Active Imagination, and anything else we can think of to get in touch […]

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ONSITE: Speculative Worlds: Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Story Writing

February 13, 2024

Got ideas for a science fiction or fantasy story but aren’t sure how to approach it? Have you wanted to try exploring these imaginative genres but need a push to get started? Looking for like-minded folks with whom to share work and explore ideas? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is […]

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Poetry On + Off the Page (Ages 12-14)

January 23, 2024

Join us as we take a deep dive into the wild world of the written word. In this class, we'll do daily creative writing exercises, designed to spark our imagination and engage our memory and skills of observation. We'll play around with the sounds and rhythms of words, and learn how the way we say […]

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Write On! (Ages 12-14)

January 23, 2024

This class is all about writing! Tap into the power of your imagination and memories to draw inspiration for creative writing. We'll transform an ordinary composition book into a writer's notebook and use it to write about personal experiences, interesting characters, memorable places, and more. Each class will include a combination of fun short activities […]

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ONLINE: The Tough Stuff: Healing Through Writing

November 07, 2023

This class is for the conversations that still need to happen. We’ll talk about the barriers that keep us from writing what we need to write. We’ll also examine works by Chanel Miller, Jeannette Walls, and Layli Long Soldier to take lessons from the ways in which they make difficult topics easier to access. Students […]

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ONLINE: Submitting Writing to Literary Journals

November 07, 2023

Sending writing to literary journals can be an intimidating process. In this two-hour class, we'll take a step-by-step tour through the world of journal submissions. Learn directly from Samantha Steiner, MFA, who has served as an editor for Lumina Journal and Breadcrumbs Magazine and has had over 40 works of writing published including fiction, nonfiction, […]

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ONSITE: The Creative Spark

November 05, 2023

Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes about el duende, “the goblin wind,” that can breathe the creative spark into fire. The goal of this creative writing class is to fan your ideas and inspirations into flame. We’ll use timed writing, dream journals, guided imagery, Active Imagination, and anything else we can think of to get in touch […]

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ONSITE: Intermediate Poetry Workshop

November 05, 2023

This workshop is for students who have some experience writing poetry and are looking to dig deeper into their writing practice. In this poetry workshop, we'll read published poems (written by contemporary and historical poets), and we'll use this work to inspire our own creative writing work. We'll write poems, and we'll spend time discussing […]

read more

ONSITE: Writing the Shadow

November 05, 2023

Explore the dark self, what Carl Jung called the “shadow” part of our psyche. Sometimes we see it in our dreams, sometimes it appears in dark imaginings. We’ll learn what the shadow can add to our creative writing by experimenting with timed writing, dream journals, guided imagery and Active Imagination.

read more

ONSITE: Writing the Memoir

November 05, 2023

Thomas Larson writes that “memoir is most successful when it is not the ���story of a life,’ but a focused part of that life—a dozen summers spent working on a grandfather’s farm, a long relationship with a dying relative, the first year of law school.” You’ll work with writing prompts and timed writing exercises, and […]

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ONSITE: Short Story Fiction Writing

November 05, 2023

Explore short story fiction writing by studying narrative craft elements like story, plot, character, scene, structure, archetypal patterns and dialogue. We’ll examine professionally published pieces and your own work. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to begin a story based on a word or an idea. You’ll also understand how to evaluate […]

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ONSITE: Revision Experiments: Short Fiction

November 05, 2023

Revision is experimentation and play. Through a series of games and prompts, we will generate new ideas for a story draft brought to class. We will assess those ideas and do some fast generating to explore possible outcomes.

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