Live Web Meetings
Creative Writing: Summer Online Adventure
Ramp up your writing this summer with an online writing adventure. Each week, you will be provided with a writing prompt, with room to adapt to your own preferred genre and style. In the following week’s online class, we will share and discuss our work and processes. Also, you will have the chance to receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students in a workshop setting. What to expect: writing both in and outside of class, lively discussions, workshop opportunities, and a supportive environment. Our goal? Generate new work, connect with other writers, get out of your comfort zone, and have a blast! And bonus–since this is an online class, you can be almost anywhere and still participate. Writers of all experience levels are welcome!
Write to Heal
Have you or someone you loved experienced a life-changing illness? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with either your own health issues or another person's as their caretaker? Do you believe in the power of story and its healing ability? Narrative medicine can empower people to speak and write their truth. Through the experience of being vulnerable and sharing your own story, you may find a common bond with others. Find strength by reading the poems and stories of famous writers and artists. Discover your own story.
Creative Writing: Memoirs
There often comes a time in our life when we feel compelled to tell our stories. The catalysts for this are many: chronicling family history, healing old wounds, discovering our voice, understanding our lives, or just a desire to write. The objective of this course is to explore the genre of memoir through in-class writing exercises, take home writing assignments, the workshopping of student work, as well as reading established memoirists in order to learn about craft and technique.
Write Your Travel Memoir
Are you preparing to go on an adventure? Or recently returned from one? The trip of a lifetime can also be the story of a lifetime. Turn your photos and travel experiences into a compelling essay that can be your best souvenir! In this workshop, explore what to write about, why, and who to write for. Bring your story to life with vivid characters, settings, focus, and drama, and find the personal meaning in your travel memories. Whether you’re new to writing or a working writer, you’ll learn skills that you can apply in writing a piece of work for publication, for blogging, or memorializing your experience to share with friends and family.
Write your Screenplay
Do you have an idea that you know would make a great movie? Perhaps you’ve even written a few pages of script but didn’t know where to go next? This class is for you. In this 6-week course we will dive into the fundamentals of screenwriting and learn the art of professional cinematic storytelling. With industry expertise, we will harness that elusive beast “screenplay structure,” and make it work for us, exploring character, dialogue, outlining and more. In a short time you will be well on your way to creating an exciting and powerful story. Write your screenplay today.
Grati-ku: Haiku for Mindfulness
Overwhelmed by the big events of the day? Feel like your long-term goals and dreams are on indefinite hold? We still have the moment we’re in. This class explores using the tiniest of poems to create snapshots of the meaningful now. Class includes an instructor critique of your poems.
Writing the World that Isn’t
There’s nothing more exciting than creating your very own world where you make all the rules – until you realize that just like ripples on a pond, one little change affects everything else. In a workshop setting, we’ll explore consistency in magic/technology systems, discuss the downside of the all-powerful thingy maker/magic worker, and play with the cultural and social implications that arise as a logical consequence of the changes we’ve made to reality. Come ready to write and open to critique.