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December 2020

Writing Outside of Your Lane

December 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

3-hour class via Zoom Over the past several years, the publishing world (and its readers) have thankfully demanded more diversity within stories. But as welcoming as this change is, it can leave many non-marginalized writers with anxiety. How are you supposed to go about it? What if you mess up? Are you allowed to write about marginalized people at all? This 3-hour course provides mainstream writers with the basics of how to write a marginalized character with which they don't…

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January 2021

Jumpstart Your Novel

January 14, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

6 Thursdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting January 14th, 2021 via Zoom You’ve started out on a first novel draft—maybe you just have an idea, maybe you’ve written a few chapters, maybe you've written a lot, but have no idea how it all holds together—but you’re not sure where to go next. Which character should the novel follow? What type of narrator is best for the story you want to tell? What is point of view, anyway, and how do you know…

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Advanced Novel Workshop

January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

10 Tuesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting January 19th, 2021 via Zoom This class is for novelists who have taken advanced workshops before, are well versed in matters of craft, and who have already made some progress on a first draft. The goals of this workshop are to write or revise at least 100 pages in ten weeks, as well as to identify and correct any shortcomings in craft areas such as characterization, point of view, structure, plot, and scenes. Each class…

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May 2021

Genre-Queer

May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

4 Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting May 6th, 2021 via Zoom Throughout our history of marginalization and oppression, queer voices have created our own ways of speaking and expressing ourselves. But with us so Othered in queer tongues, how do we tell our stories to the mainstream authentically? In this queer-focused course, we’ll look at several literary tactics for expressing ourselves—such as Fracturing, Modulating, Fabulism, and Spiraling—as well as finding our voices as queer people and tackling such conundrums as slang…

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