The Writer's Guide to Spring Session 2021

Looking to tap into your creativity? You’re in luck. Whether you’re interested in a one-day workshop, a 50-minute Daily Zoom, a generative workshop, or more structured 4- or 8-week classes, we’ve got you covered with our new session.



4-Week: Reading as a Writer—Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler with Khadijah Queen

4-Week: Anxious Pages—Suspenseful Fiction with John Cotter

4-Week: Reading as a Writer—Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy with Benjamin Whitmer

4-Week: Omniscience with Dino Enrique Piacentini

4-Week: Novel Bootcamp IV—Your Novel’s Voice with William Haywood Henderson

4-Week: Novel Bootcamp III–Your Novel’s Arc with William Haywood Henderson

4-Week: Reading as a Writer—Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend with Jennifer Wortman

4-Week: A Little Bit Graphic (Novel!) with R. Alan Brooks


8-Week: YA/MG Novel Workshop with Traci Groff-Jones

8-Week: Daytime Advanced Novel and Short Story Workshop with Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

8-Week: Intro to Writing the Novel with John Cotter

8-Week: Intro/Intermediate Speculative Fiction with Courtney E. Morgan

8-Week: Advanced Short Story Woodshop with Alexander Lumans

8-Week: Advanced Speculative Fiction with Courtney E. Morgan

8-Week: Advanced Novel Workshop with William Haywood Henderson

8-Week: Daytime Intro/Intermediate Fiction Workshop with Rachel Weaver

8-Week: Intermediate Novel Workshop with Hillary Leftwich

8-Week: Intro to Writing the Short Story with Trent Hudley

8-Week: Advanced Novel Workshop with Tiffany Quay Tyson

8-Week: Intermediate Short Story Workshop with William Henry Lewis




8-Week: Intermediate Memoir and Personal Essay with Steve Knopper

8-Week: Daytime Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Emily Flouton

8-Week: Writing Our Rage with Lisa Kennedy

8-Week: Freelance Workshop—Nonfiction That Sells with Joel Warner

8-Week: The Poetic Essay and Memoir with Serena Chopra

8-Week: Advanced Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction with Sarah Gerard

8-Week: Intro to Writing the Personal Narrative and Memoir with Melissa Alvarado Sierra


Writing Yourself as a Character in Memoir with Karen Auvinen

Withhold and Reveal: Learning Memoir from Duras with Addie Tsai

How to Be David Sedaris (but You): Humorous Personal Essays with Elissa Bassist




4-Week: 4 X 4—Four Poems in Four Weeks with Lynn Wagner


8-Week: Chapbook Workshop with Andrea Rexilius

8-Week: Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Toby Altman

8-Week: Introduction to Poetry Workshop with Cass Eddington

8-Week: Daytime All-Levels Poetry Workshop with Abigail Chabitnoy

8-Week: Advanced Poetry Workshop with Carolina Ebeid


Visual Poetics: The Page as Canvas with Abigail Chabitnoy



8-Week: The Experimental Novel with Steven Dunn

8-Week: Experimental/Hybrid Generative Writing with Richard Froude



8-Week: Playwriting Workshop with Melissa Lucero McCarl

8-Week: Draft a Screenplay with Joey Siara

4-Week: Screenwriting 101 with Jenny Taylor-Whitehorn




4-Week: Spark and Re-Spark: Re-Ignite Your Craft and Creativity with Joy Roulier Sawyer

4-Week: Creative Flow Sequence—Four Steps to Deeper Exploration with Catherine Hope Wallace

4-Week: A Sense of Place with John Cotter

4-Week: The Single Image—What Writers Can Learn from Visual Artists with Dino Enrique Piacentini

4-Week: The Writer’s Toolbox—Where Craft Meets Inspiration with Tiffany Quay Tyson

4-Week: Writing and Personal Transformation with Joy Roulier Sawyer

4-Week: Borrowing the Best from Every Genre—Craft Techniques with Erika T. Wurth

4-Week: The Art of Research I—Techniques and Process with Rita Gabis

4-Week: The Art of Research II—Incorporating Research with Rita Gabis

4-Week: Writing 101—Gotta Start Somewhere with Joy Roulier Sawyer


8-Week: Contain Yourself–Focusing on Your Book’s Scope with Jason Heller

8-Week: Style, Voice, Imitation, and Theft with Nini Berndt

8-Week: Getting It Done—96 Hours Towards a Finished Draft with Sarah Elizabeth Schantz


Rethinking Rejection with Selah Saterstrom

Boiling It Down: Moments of Luminous Prose with Sasha Geffen

The Writer’s Obsession with William Haywood Henderson

The Ghost, The Glimmer: A Generative Workshop with Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

A Roadmap for Revision with Rachel Weaver

Writing Objects with Poupeh Missaghi

Depicting the Body in Fiction and Nonfiction with Gina Frangello

Stage to the Page with William Henry Lewis

Landscape, Emotion, Meaning with William Haywood Henderson

Best Practices: Revision Rituals and Editorial Habits for Success with Selah Saterstrom

Building Worlds with Mathangi Subramanian