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A Voice of One’s Own: Playing the Notes That Sound Like You

Sat, July 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$85.00

Miles Davis once noted: “Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.” “Miles had a point,” says instructor Allison Landa. “We don’t so much find our own voice as curate it over time

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Advanced Nonfiction Workshop

Sun, July 10 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, September 11 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$565.00

This class provides a “literary laboratory” for experienced nonfiction writers to workshop their writing, advance their craft, delve deeply into their themes, take risks, and tackle the all-important revision process

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Playing with Poetic Forms

Mon, July 11 @ 6:30 pm - Mon, August 15 @ 9:00 pm PDT
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$310.00

"Form in poetry is like a jungle gym which can give structure to the swinging impulses of your mind and strengthen and lengthen your poetic muscles," says instructor Alison Luterman

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays and Memoirs

Tue, July 12 @ 6:30 pm - Tue, September 13 @ 9:00 pm PDT
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$495.00

In this remote class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art

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Short and Sweet: Prose Poems, Flash Fiction and Mini-Memoirs

Wed, July 13 @ 2:00 pm - Wed, July 27 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$195.00

In this online class we'll look at examples of short pieces from practitioners such as Lydia Davis and Russell Edson, and we’ll explore how to incorporate techniques like free association and juxtaposition into our work. Then we'll write, share, and write some more

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Let’s Get Real: Writing with Authenticity, Passion and Vulnerability

Wed, July 13 @ 6:30 pm - Wed, August 10 @ 9:00 pm PDT
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$310.00

Instructor Elaine Beale says, “The best writers create stories that resonate long after a reader has finished the final page. To do this, you have to be willing to go the places that may feel uncomfortable or complicated, to be both brave and curious

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Comedy Writing 101

Sat, July 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$85.00

“Comedy is fragile,” says instructor Kate Montgomery. “One extra word can ruin a laugh. But the truth is, just about anyone can be funny, once they know how it’s done

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Color & Shape: Writing Poetry in Response to Visual Art

Sat, July 23 @ 10:00 am - Sat, July 30 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$165.00

“Have you ever wanted to write a poem in response to a photograph or a painting? What about a film?" asks instructor Thea Matthews. "This class is designed to stretch your creativity and bring out the joy in your creative process

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Script Writing from the Inside Out: Writing Stories for Stage and Screen

Sat, July 30 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, August 27 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$310.00

“Writing plays and screenplays is a form of storytelling that merges poetry and engineering,” says instructor Jessica Litwak. “We create poetry with the specific impediments, accents, rhythms, and cadences in the voices of our characters. We engineer our stories with structural foundations, dramatic arcs, scenes

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Be Bold: Poetry Workshop

Sun, July 31 @ 10:30 am - Sun, August 28 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$340.00

“This intensive workshop is designed for poets seeking to elevate their craft and hone the art of revision,” says instructor Thea Matthews. "'Be Bold’ will provide a safe, constructive environment for students to feel empowered and to seek endless possibilities with their poetry

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From Loss to Healing: Writing Your Own Transformation

Wed, August 17 @ 6:30 pm - Wed, September 14 @ 9:00 pm PDT
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$310.00

Absence of any kind can often overwhelm us, rendering us silent. But as writers, we have tools at our disposal with which we can approach these empty spaces—and the empty page

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How to Finish Your Novel (The Right Way)

Thu, August 18 @ 6:30 pm - Thu, September 15 @ 9:00 pm PDT
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$310.00

In this five-part series, we’ll discuss how to get to your first-draft finish line if you’re stuck, how to become a better self-editor using troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques, and how to know when your work is ready for other people to read

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Happily Ever Afters in Fiction: How to Write Romantic Sub-Plots

Sat, August 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$85.00

"In this online class, we will explore how romantic sub-plots can be used in stories outside of the romance genre to hook more readers and deepen their emotional investment in your fiction," says instructor Kilby Blades

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