classes & workshops

We offer classes and workshops for all skill levels in many genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, and playwriting.

Classes & Workshops.

Our instructors are experienced writers in their genre, and class size is limited to ensure personal attention and lively interaction. Please visit our policies page to learn about cancellations, refunds, and other important information that affects your class registration. Please note that by signing up for a class, you agree to these terms.

Current Classes & Workshops

3/23

with Judy Reeves

Celebrate the spring equinox in the unique beauty of Harry Griffen Regional Park and take the time to write wildly!
3/24

with Laura Akers

Explore the different subgenres, elements, & craft points of mysteries & thrillers that make for an engaging novel.
3/24

with Jim Moreno

Discover poetry of women warriors such as Ellen Bass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ada Limon, and others, and write your own.
4/4

with Christina Burress

Gather and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, pop culture, and more.
4/9

with Rich Farrell

Study techniques to sustain tension and create suspense: setup, seed-planting, delay, complications, and much more!
4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 & 5/18

with Ron Salisbury

Discover publishing sources for poems, recordkeeping for this endeavor, and how to give a poetry reading.
4/21

with Rich Farrell

Examine how, when & why writers use dialog as well as different techniques to make your own dialog more compelling.
5/2

with Christina Burress

Gather and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, pop culture, and more.
5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14 & 6/21

with T. Greenwood

Will this be the year you write that novel you have been dreaming about? Learn steps to write one at your own pace!
5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8

with Marni Freedman

and Tracy J. Jones

Learn to create a strong character arc and a bullet proof structure that will fulfill the potential of your hook.
5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8

with Rich Farrell

Work on understanding the essential plot requirements of a good story and build a strong structure for your novel.
5/11

with Amie Whittemore

If you’d like to bring elements of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror into your poetry, this class is for you!