Classes & Workshops

  • Multimedia Storytelling

    Instructor: Bridgette Richards
    Date: Saturday, June 4
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Come experiment with us as we test the boundaries of traditional prose storytelling through a combination of lecture, exercises, and workshop. With so many different mediums to choose from (novels, plays, music, art, scripts, poetry, etc.), and the popularity of collective multimedia stories like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how much... learn more

  • One Afternoon/One Story

    Instructor: Dan Wakefield
    Date: Saturday, June 11
    Time: 1- 4 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/Marian Hall #208
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Listen to music, let your imagination flow, leave with the first draft of a story. Dan Wakefield will guide you through some creative exercises guaranteed to generate story ideas, then lead you through a series of creative exercises fiction writers use to... learn more

  • Story Architecture

    Instructor: Bryan Furuness
    Date: Saturday, June 11
    Time:  1:30-4:30 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Every story is unique, of course, but many use the same building blocks, the same underlying patterns. In this class we'll take a look at how a few stories are built as a way to learn how to build better stories ourselves.


    Register online or download and print a... learn more

  • When Haiku & Visual Art Collide: An Introduction to Haiga

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: 2 Sundays: June 12, 26
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $114 Nonmembers, $78 members, $66 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Are you a writer who also likes the visual arts? Or do you like visual arts and have an interest in writing? If so, haiga might be the perfect form for you! Haiga is a Japanese form that combines haiku and visual art. Ancient Japanese... learn more

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: 6 Thursdays: June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 21 and 28 (no class 7/14)
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $228 Nonmembers, $156 members, $132 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    If you’ve been working on a story, short story or novel, and you’re trying to revise and polish it, it’s time to bring it out of your head and share to get feedback. If that scares you,... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Thursdays: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21
    Time: 7 PM to 9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $238 nonmembers, $163 members, $138 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
    Class size limited to 8 students. Only 3 spots left- sign up now!

    Playwriting allows writers to tell stories using a unique medium - live performance. But how to leverage the opportunity so that it harnesses the... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, June 25
    Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Whether your story takes place in a far off land or an alternate version of an existing one; whether it is extrapolating science into futuristic technologies with its impact on society or conjuring new forms of magic, making your world believable is key. In this... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Saturdays: July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University- Marian Hall/Room #222
    Cost: $380 nonmembers, $260 members, $220 student members/teacher members/senior members/Military members
    Class size limited to 8 students.

    Okay, you’re ready to start writing a full-length play….now what? You have written at least one short play, maybe a few.... learn more

  • Working with an Editor: Will it hurt?

    Instructor: Vicki Adang
    Date: Tuesday, June 28
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    You’ve poured everything you have into your novel, nonfiction manuscript, or other creative writing endeavor. You’re ready to see your words in print. But wait! Should you hire an editor first? What if she tears your manuscript apart? What if he suggests ways to improve it? What... learn more

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, July 9
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student member/teacher member/senior member/military member

    Many writers keep a journal or write about their own experiences.  Most of this writing is not shared or published (except on Facebook). Many of us can turn our own experiences into a lesson for others—a didactic memoir. Short features for on-line publications, corporate newsletters and... learn more


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