Classes & Workshops

Memoir Writing with a Purpose, scheduled for May 2nd, has met classroom capacity and been removed from the website.   We will not be able to accept walk-in registrations. There is another session scheduled for August 1st.
Strategic Description has been canceled and removed from the website due to insufficient registration.

  • Writing Your Nonfiction Book Proposal

    Instructor: Brad King
    Date: Saturday, April 25
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
    Walk-in registrations are Welcome!  However, the option of submitting your first 10 pages for evaluation has passed.

    Whether you're working on a memoir or a historical narrative, nonfiction book proposals require a bit more research and a bit less narrative writing than fiction proposals. In this three-hour workshop, aspiring nonfiction... learn more

  • Researching, Producing and Marketing Your Nonfiction Book

    Instructor: Nancy Niblack Baxter
    Date: Saturday, May 9
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:30  p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    This workshop explores the processes for generating a market-level nonfiction book either through traditional or self-publishing methods. Sound research, designing a book for a particular market niche and marketing, particularly use of new electronic internet techniques, are explored.

     

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

  • Embrace Science in Your Creative Writing

    Instructor: Jessica Reed
    Date: Saturday, May 23
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Poets and storytellers, take the world in your hands. Our universe, as revealed to us through science, contains mystery and invites contemplation. Imaginative writing is a natural place to explore our strange and wonderful world and to reflect its beauty. If, as physicist Neils Bohr put it, a... learn more

  • The Basics of Book Design, Inside and OutCopy of Writing Your Nonfiction Book Proposal

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: Saturday, May 30
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    People really do judge a book by its cover, so learn how to make one that catches the eye and entices the reader to take a closer look. In the first part of this three-hour class, students will learn how to evaluate a text for key words, underlying themes, and important... learn more

  • Filling the Well: Reading and Writing Together

    Instructor: Claudia Labin
    Date:  4 Tuesdays: June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1
    Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $152 nonmembers, $104 members, $88 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Love to read? Want to write, too? Come read and write together to prime the pump. Participants in this lunchtime class will read and discuss a novel or novella each month—then do a writing exercise based on an aspect of... learn more

  • Prompting Poetry

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Saturday, June 6
    Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    In this workshop, we will explore how poetry prompts can help us get started writing poetry, explore different ways to write poems, return to poetry after a “dry spell”—even help with revision. We will learn how to find and write prompts, how to respond to prompts, and... learn more

  • Kill Your Darlings

    Instructor: Suzanne Harding  and Chris Paynter
    Date:  Saturday, June 13
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Learn how to put on your editor’s cap and slash away at flabby text! You’ve finished a novel or a short story and you can feel the glow. Enjoy the moment, but realize this is a first draft. You need to go back over the... learn more

  • Dialogue: Speaking Life into Your Characters

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

    How often have you read dialogue that made you want to put down the book and cry that you just spent your hard earned money on it? This workshop is designed to elevate your dialogue to master level as well as move your plot to all new levels of greatness. No... learn more

  • Advanced Playwrights Workshop

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Thursdays: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $304 nonmembers, $208 members, $176 student members/teacher members/senior members/Military members

    Okay, you’re ready to start writing a full-length play….now what? You have written at least one short play, maybe a few. You understand the basic elements of narrative construction and know... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Saturdays: June 27; July 11, 18, 25; Aug 1
    Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $190 nonmembers, $130 members, $110 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Playwriting allows writers to tell stories using a unique medium - live performance. But how to leverage the opportunity so that it harnesses the full power of the audience’s imagination? Just click your ruby heels together and say: “there’s no place... learn more


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