Past Classes and Seminars

Brendan Wolfe


Instructor: Brendan Wolfe
Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-Members
8 Wednesdays, April 16-June 4, 2014 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Limited to 12 students.

In this workshop, we'll critique student writing in addition to considering a few published selections. The goal will be to move from the chin-strokingly philosophical—"What is a true story?" "Is it memoir or mem-wah?"—to the more practical: "How should this story be told?" "How do I convince my readers to share my passions?" "What parts am I allowed to make up?" All levels are welcome, but be prepared to write!

Read more: Creative Nonfiction Workshop (2)

Instructor: Don Fry
Cost: $10 Members Only 
Thursday, June 6 or Monday, June 10, 2013 | 7:00-8:00pm

Writing_Your_WayHave an intense session with writing coach Don Fry. We will explore your writing process to help solve what you regard as your biggest problem. Don does not work with text; writers' problems occur not in the text but in the process that produced that text. The format is three writers and the coach. Each participant gets 20 minutes, with the other two listening. Don donates his time for these sessions. One recent participant wrote this about the experience:

"I'm not exaggerating: my 1-on-3 session with Don Fry was the single most impressive hour I've ever spent in an educational setting. It's remarkable how much he can accomplish with 20 minutes per person.

Read more: Small Group Sessions with Writing Coach Don Fry

Jay KauffmanInstructor: Jay Kauffmann
Cost: $135 Members | $150 Non-Members
5 Fridays, June 28-August 2, 2013, skipping July 5, 2013

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For aspiring poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, this introductory survey will consider the nuts-and-bolts of creative writing. Through workshop discussion, readings, exercises and weekly assignments, we will explore the process and develop the craft and fundamental tools for writing strong poetry and narrative prose.

Read more: Survey: Intro to Creative Writing

WriterHouse is teaming up with Light House Studio to present a screenwriting workshop for teens, three Saturdays, March 9, 16 & 23, 1:30-3:30pm.

Tuition: $75 (some scholarships available for students who cannot afford the fee. Contact WriterHouse or Light House Studio.)

Registration information on the Light House Website.

kathy mayInstructor: Kathy May
Cost: $135 Members | $150 Non-Members
6 Wednesdays, July 3-August 7, 2013 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM


Writing children’s picture books involves balancing text and image. It also requires appealing to both children and adults. In this class, we will explore essential elements of this popular genre using published books and participant writings. Meetings will offer exercises designed to generate ideas and create story possibilities in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and prose. Writers may complete selected assignments or work on a single story and may well finish the class with drafts of several manuscripts.

Read more: Children's Picture Books

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