Advanced Fiction Workshop: Hearts and Minds on the Page

Are you hungry for honest, constructive feedback on your fiction? Do you long to be part of a community of writers dedicated to helping one another render (shape, enrich, and enliven) a story the best it can be?... more

Instructor: Andy Touhy

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

In this remote class, you'll develop concrete skills and narrative techniques through fun writing exercises designed to help you master your craft. At the end of five weeks, you'll have a better grip on how to use these techniques (for developing character, setting, and plot) as tools for building your story... more

Instructor: Junse Kim

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Let’s Begin Here: Approaching Craft in Fiction Through Character, Dialogue and Scene

In order to write, one must read constantly, observe the world well, and take seriously the craft of writing. During this five-week course, we will focus on the last of these, the craft of writing... more

Instructor: Lori Ostlund

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Fiction Workshop: Enrich Your Drafts

"If you’re craving some constructive, insightful feedback from a supportive group of fellow writers, it’s time to dip your toe into the workshop," says instructor Steve Mitchel... more

Instructor: Steve Mitchel

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Advanced Fiction Workshop: From Seed to Flower

Have a finished story draft but don't know where to take it next? Or maybe you have an idea for a story but don't know how to get it on the page. In Advanced Fiction Workshop, students will generate new material and refine already drafted stories... more

Instructor: Shelby Hinte

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Making Unsympathetic Characters Compelling

“Everybody loves heroic characters, those avatars of virtue who can do no wrong as they smile through perfect teeth and find solutions to every problem via indomitable spirit and/or iron will,” says instructor Jeff Chon. “But what is it that makes Sherlock Holmes, often seen as insufferably arrogant, compelling... more

Instructor: Jeff Chon

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Fiction Workshop: Enrich Your Drafts

"If you’re craving some constructive, insightful feedback from a supportive group of fellow writers, it’s time to dip your toe into the workshop," says instructor Steve Mitchel... more

Instructor: Steve Mitchel

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Short Story 1-2-3: Writing Fiction That Packs a Punch

“Ever since I began writing, I’ve been fascinated by the short story form,” Jennifer Lewis says. “You can read a short story from beginning to end in one sitting. I love the immediacy and resolve, the feeling of completion with an economy of words... more

Instructor: Jennifer Lewis

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Earning Dramatic Emotion

In this 5-week process class we will dissect the intricate concepts of how emotions are developed in fiction and creative nonfiction, and master how to recognize and apply narrative craft that develop dramatic emotions in ways that can move our readers... more

Instructor: Junse Kim

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Tiny Kingdoms: Writing the VERY Short Story

How short can a story be? Consider Ernest Hemingway’s six-word classic: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." A tale told quickly can offer untold riches, which swell inside a reader long after the telling... more

Instructor: Andy Touhy

February 16 - March 23
6 Thursdays, (PST)

6:30pm - 9:00pm