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Jul
31
All characters need to have at least four unique qualities to stand out: a goal, a motivation, and internal/external conflict, commonly known as their GMC. Join us as we break this down to make your characters come alive, both in your head and on the page! For all levels. Zelda ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 31st
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Zelda Knight

Venue
Online
Aug
14
Science fiction romance is a distinct genre with its own tropes and history. From alien warlords to humanoid cyborgs, the universe is quite literally the limit. In this workshop, we'll go over a brief history of the genre from its fanfiction roots, navigate its evergreen tropes, and begin the process ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 14th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Zelda Knight

Venue
Online
Sep
13
Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing fiction for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress—or at least an idea for one. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 1st
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Sep
14
Writer Annie Dillard, in an essay called “Seeing” in Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek, describes one moment of light in the branches of a tree in a wood: “I had been my whole life a bell and never knew it until that moment I was lifted and struck.” This six-week course ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 14th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 14th - October 11th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Karen Salyer McElmurray

Venue
Online
Sep
15
This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of contemporary fiction, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. For all levels. Sarah Combs is the author of the YA novels Breakfast Served ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 15th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 15th - November 17th
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$150
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Sep
20
Join an imaginative, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in these forms of fiction. This is a chance to learn sci-fi and fantasy writing tips, get feedback from others, and gain confidence as you write in these genres. Horror is also welcome. For all ...
Start Date
Monday, September 20th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 20th - November 8th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Jason Sizemore

Venue
Online
Sep
25
Join us for a crash course in world-building using a character-focused approach. Bring a project you’re working on or an idea to play with. Through exercises and discussion, we’ll explore ways to invite readers into our worlds without getting lost in the weeds. Open to all genres with an emphasis ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 25th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Oct
13
Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes, you can! This nine-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track ...
Start Date
Wednesday, October 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Oct
15
Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes, you can! This nine-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track ...
Start Date
Friday, October 15th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Oct
21
Would you like to learn how to write fiction? This interactive six-week skill-building workshop is ideal for newer writers or those new to fiction. Each week, we’ll explore, discuss, and do in-class practice exercises for one area of focus: plot & point of view, setting & theme, characterization, action, description, ...
Start Date
Thursday, October 21st
Note
Meets Thursdays; No class November 25
Duration
October 21st - December 2nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Lisa Haneberg

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Oct
23
Mysteries can be crammed with fun, action, romance, and/or violence depending on your preferences. We’ll explore various types of mysteries, tricks of the trade, and more. Whether you love cozies or hard-boiled, private eye or police procedurals, come explore your options. For all levels. With more than 600 published stories ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 23rd
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Nov
6
Eudora Welty called place the “lesser angel” of fiction. Unlike setting, which is concrete, place is the abstract mood or spirit of a piece. In this generative session, we will explore place and how it functions as a character in fiction. For all levels. Elizabeth Burton is an award-winning writer who ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 6th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Burton

Venue
Online
Nov
13
Is plot the only thing that moves a character along their journey? As readers, what moves our hearts? We will explore what moves us—and our characters—by looking at the heart of plot, its poetic and emotional elements. Often the poetic is all about slowing down: a moment of reflection, a ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Leigh Schmidli

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street

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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
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