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May 2022

Mind the Gap: How to Write a Novel When All You Think You Know Is How to Write Short Stories (online class)

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2022

Noley Reid

Instructor: Noley Reid $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/30/22 – 5/18/22 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Eastern Time) Writers are often taught to write short stories, then left on their own to figure out the most complicated and lengthy, final fictive form: the novel. The struggle in the gap between story and novel is real, folks. But fear not. If you know how to write short stories, you have the key to writing a novel. In this class,…

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Revising the Pastoral: A Poetry Seminar (online seminar)

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Abdul Ali

Instructor: Abdul Ali $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Friday, 5/20/22 | 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) “Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.” --Gwendolyn Brooks The “Pastoral” poetic tradition offers much for the contemporary poet–how to retreat from the busyness of modernity. As cliche as it may sound: less really is more. There is virtue in simplicity. Less email, more time communing with nature, observing its beauty.  I would like to invite you to…

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June 2022

Dungeons & Dragons & Writing: Exploring Character Development (online class)

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 13, 2022

Evan Fleischer

Instructor: Evan Fleischer $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 6/8/22 – 7/13/22 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Looking for an out-of-the-box way to expand your characters and character-building skills? Dungeons & Dragons is a collective storytelling game played amongst friends with dice telling the players what they can and can’t do. “D & D & Writing” aims to take the structure of Dungeons & Dragons and the act of playing the game itself to enable students to conduct a living, ever-deepening…

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Generative Fiction Workshop (online class)

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 6/9/22 – 7/28/22 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Are you ready to write this summer? Join this class that blends a traditional fiction workshop with themed generative writing days in which we’ll focus on a specific aspect of craft. Know what the best part is? Participants will have minimal work to do between class sessions other than focus on their own writing. Every other week we’ll workshop participants’ short…

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First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #1 (online seminar) – only 3 spots left!

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Klein

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/18/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Submissions due 6/4) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are in for and whether or not they are in good hands with the storyteller. In this workshop, authors will submit roughly the first…

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So You Wanna Write a Novel? 10 Things to Know Before Getting Too Deep into Writing Your Book (online seminar)

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/25/22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Many of us dream of writing a book, so it’s exciting when you feel like the moment has arrived to start. This seminar will help you along your way by shaping expectations for the process and giving you some key insights to set off on the right foot. If you’re thinking about writing a book or are somewhere in your first draft, this seminar…

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July 2022

Voice and Place in Poetry (online seminar series) – only 3 spots left!

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 16, 2022

Nathaniel "Neil" Perry

Instructor: Neil Perry $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 7/9/22 and 7/16/22 | 10:00-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time There's been a lot said about writing about place, about how a place is figured in our writing, and what it means to really invite the whole of a place into a poem. But what, also, about the way that place affects the writer and the writer's voice on the page? This seminar will investigate that relationship from both directions by reading and discussing…

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First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #2 (online seminar) – only 1 spot left!

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Klein

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 7/16/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Submissions due 7/2) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are in for and whether or not they are in good hands with the storyteller. In this workshop, authors will submit roughly the first…

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Digging into Character Development (online seminar)

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 7/30/22 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Strong character development and compelling character arcs are essential to the success of every story. Whether you’re starting a new project or already on your way, this seminar will help you get to know your characters better. During the seminar, participants will read and discuss published writing specifically looking at effective choices the writers made to develop their characters. Then students will engage in discussion…

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August 2022

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #3 (online seminar) – only 3 spots left!

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Klein

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 8/20/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Submissions due 8/6) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are in for and whether or not they are in good hands with the storyteller. In this workshop, authors will submit roughly the first…

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