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Dec
3
This workshop is designed to allow you build a vision board that is a reflection of your vision and goals as a writer for 2021. You will receive a checklist of tips on how to set your writing goals and unique ways on how to hold yourself accountable in reaching ...
Start Date
Thursday, December 3rd
Note
Meets two times: December 3 & December 10
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Melody Westerfield

Venue
Online
Dec
5
What’s wrong with this sentence? Attorney Smith agreed to represent a woman in jail on death row. Will your reader pause and have to re-read it, and does it disrupt the flow of your creative work? This workshop will guide you to official sources of legal terms and definitions to ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 5th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Suzanne Cordery

Venue
Online
Dec
12
Looking to freshen up your memoir? Trying to make your narrative voice come alive in your short stories or novels? This session will offer you the chance to explore the various poetic skills utilized by renowned prose writers to develop their own distinct, unique writing styles. Description, dialogue, exposition—every part ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 12th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Sean Corbin

Venue
Online
Dec
12
Don't you ever wonder why some things keep repeating? Or maybe you found a particular difficult patch and wonder when the Magic in your life is going to return. Wouldn't you like to plan your life better and do the right things at the right time? Normandi Ellis can show ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 12th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$40
Instructor

Normandi Ellis

Venue
Online
Jan
15
When you become a mother, it feels as if you are reborn. Who are you now? Who do you hope to become? What is the story in-between? Join us as we read, reflect, and utilize expressive writing to record our experiences at the intersection of self and motherhood. For all ...
Start Date
Friday, January 15th
Duration
January 15th - February 19th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Monet Proctor

Venue
Online
Jan
15
Each session, we’ll discuss published work and write with in-class exercises. There will be opportunities to share your work for feedback. Open to all genres and levels. This class is for emerging writers under 35 and serves to provide a welcoming space for our younger crowd. For all levels. Brittany Jackson ...
Start Date
Friday, January 15th
Duration
January 15th - March 9th
Time
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Jan
15
This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to ...
Start Date
Friday, January 15th
Duration
January 15th - March 26th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Jan
30
Join us for this dive into the Twitterverse—see a survey of some of the Twitter pitch options that are out there, how to appropriately hashtag, when to time your posts, and how to make your pitch stand out. For writers with a completed manuscript only. For all levels. Elizabeth Kilcoyne got ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 30th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Venue
Online
Feb
6
Have you always wanted to make your writing more diverse, but were afraid of getting it wrong? Write Diversity Right is the single session, generative workshop that will help you identify colorblindness, otherness, and stereotypes in your work, in a safe, non-judgmental environment. For all levels. Claudia Love Mair is ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 6th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Feb
13
Have you ever wondered about James Baldwin’s life in Paris, or about Zora Neale Hurston’s anthropological adventures? Have you found yourself in awe of Toni Morrison's command of a line, or Walter Mosley's take on science fiction? Claudia Love Mair and Jude McPherson have an afternoon full of Black History ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair & JC McPherson

Venue
Online
Feb
20
Want to get away? This one-time workshop will discuss the advantages of artist residencies and will teach you how to search and apply for residencies to make time for your writing. Participants will learn how to find a residency that fits their work, art, and schedule. They will also learn ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Venue
Online
Feb
27
Conceived out of the grief of losing loved ones to addiction and a desire to have said the important things while still possible, this is a collaborative workshop to write the legacy for our friends and families. Come join us as we write to the ones we love, the ones ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 27th
Note
This class meets twice: Saturdays, February 27 & March 6
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$10
Instructor

Anna Ross

Venue
Online
Mar
29
Break through writing obstacles during this virtual, online week-long writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow. Each day of this retreat will include: a Zoom session in the morning & afternoon for freewriting exercises, goal-setting, independent writing time, craft discussions, and problem-solving sessions to help break through ...
Start Date
Monday, March 29th
Note
This class meets daily, Monday through Friday, for one week.
Time
10:30am - 4:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Apr
6
Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but writers grow in their craft when they find someone to provide feedback and support. Contoured to the LGBTQ community, this group will allow you to explore your authentic voice and expression while discovering the rich history and current landscape of LGBTQ writing. Welcoming ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 6th
Duration
April 6th - May 11th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Online
Apr
7
Have you ever thought about trying stand-up comedy? Or do you want to take your stand-up and comedy writing to the next level? This workshop will help you find your inner comedic voice, whittle down to find the funny, or punch-up what already is. Students will also be advised on ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 12th
Time
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Josh Fillipowski

Venue
Online
Apr
13
Each session, we’ll discuss published work and write with in-class exercises. There will be opportunities to share your work for feedback. Open to all genres and levels. This class is for emerging writers under 35 and serves to provide a welcoming space for our younger crowd. For all levels. Brittany Jackson ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 13th
Duration
April 13th - May 18th
Time
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Apr
16
This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to ...
Start Date
Friday, April 16th
Duration
April 16th - May 28th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
May
1
This class is only available with registration to the 2021 Books-in-Progress Conference. If you’re serious about your writing, you’ll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from the First Page Critique Panel, and ways networking ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 1st
Note
One-Time
Time
11:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
May
5
This class is only available with registration to the 2021 Books-in-Progress Conference. If you’re serious about your writing, you’ll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from the First Page Critique Panel, and ways networking ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 5th
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
May
15
How to set goals as a writer and how to go after those goals to make your writing dreams come true. How can you know when you reach your goals—all your writing hopes and dreams—unless you know what those goals are and form a plan to reach them? Let's do ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 15th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
May
23
Join us outside (following all applicable local health guidelines) at McConnell Springs Park to learn about the many forms of ‘outdoor writing’—from creative nonfiction (Steven Rinella), fiction (Ernest Hemingway), to the combination of both (Norman Maclean). This extensive market included magazine stories, of course—but it also includes book-length essays, novels, ...
Start Date
Sunday, May 23rd
Note
One-Time
Time
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
$60
Instructor

Bill Carman

Venue
McConnell Springs Park
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