Classes & Workshops

  • Revision 101

    Instructor:  Angela Jackson-Brown
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    ate:  Saturday, February 20
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior/military members

    So you have written a book and you are asking yourself, what now? Well, unfortunately, so many people think their work is done when they type “The End,” but actually, the real fun is right before them. That’s right, completing the first draft of the book is only half of... learn more

  • Writing Biographies and Profiles

    Instructor: Nelson Price
    Date: Sunday, February 21
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    If you enjoy telling “people stories” – about real people, the non-fiction kind – this class may be up your alley. Practical advice and insights will be shared about how to craft biographies as well as profiles, which are magazine and newspaper articles often described as... learn more

  • The Women’s Room 101: The Fundamentals of Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: 6 Fridays: February 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1
    Time: 12-2 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $228 Nonmembers, $156 members, $132 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    This course explores the literary techniques used in writing creative nonfiction -- narrative, description, dialogue, structure, and reflection -- by examining various nonfiction works and then applying what you’ve learned through weekly writing exercises. We also delve into the various forms creative nonfiction... learn more

  • The Long and Short of It: Writing Japanese Poetry Forms

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: 2 Sundays: February 28, March 13
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $114 Nonmembers, $78 members, $66 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Wouldn’t it be nice if a person could sit down to write and then leave knowing they have something to show for it? They can! With a focus on brevity, immediacy, and accessibility, Japanese forms of poetry are written all over the... learn more

  • Book Publicity

    Instructor:  Annie Sullivan
    Date: Monday, February 29
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    So you’ve published a book –congrats! But now what? How can you make sure people are hearing about your book? It’s all about publicity. Learn the insider tips for how to get your book noticed in a sea of stories. This class will cover everything... learn more

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: 6 Thursdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7
    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, all the more reason... learn more

  • Think Like Sherlock: How to enhance your observation, memory and deduction

    Instructor: Nathan Day Wilson
    Date: Saturday, March 5
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    While it’s not elementary, my dear, you can learn how to sort minor from major and fact from fallacy. You can better observe, deduce and remember. And as you improve those lateral thinking skills, so will your writing improve, because writing – that magical leap of... learn more

  • Fairytale Retellings

    Instructor:  Annie Sullivan
    Date: Sunday, March 6
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Fairytales are often considered the building blocks for many modern stories. But what if you don’t want to just pay homage to those tales? What if you want to create a new one or retell an existing one? Learn what it takes to craft... learn more

  • Writing the Young Adult Novel

    Instructor: Barbara Shoup
    Date: Wednesday, March 9
    Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    When asked for advice about writing for children, Maurice Sendak responded, “I don’t write for children; I write as a child.” The same holds true if you want to write "for" young adults. This class, taught by award-winning YA author, Barbara Shoup, will bring out your inner-adolescent to help you identify... learn more

  • Breaking Lines

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Saturday, March 12
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Have you been struggling to break lines in your poems? Or have you been stuck in a rut, returning to the same form? In this workshop, we will explore strategies you can use to break lines in poems and discuss their effects. Beginning to advanced poets welcomed.... learn more


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