Workshops

Workshop Day Time Location Instructor Starts
weekly
8-Week: Daytime Fiction and Memoir Workshop Tuesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Weaver, MFA 01/17/2017
4-Week: Reading as a Writer-- Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Morse 01/19/2017
8-Week: Intro to Writing the Novel Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Weaver, MFA 01/23/2017
4-Week: Reading as a Writer--Merritt Tierce Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Lumans, MFA 02/08/2017
4-Week: Novel Bootcamp II--Your Novel's World Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Henderson, MA 02/08/2017
4-Week: Plotting the Plotted Plot Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Catlin 02/08/2017
4-Week: Writing the Short Memoir Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Lindner, MA 02/11/2017
4-Week: Revising the Short Story Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Mayer, MFA 02/13/2017
4-Week Writing 101: Gotta Start Somewhere (February) Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Sawyer, MA 02/13/2017
4-Week Spark and Re-Spark: A Creative Writing Refresh for the Hesitant, the Hopeful, the Stalled, the Drifty (February) Saturday 12:30 to 2:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Sawyer, MA 02/18/2017
one day intensives
The Write Path Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Gardner 01/21/2017
Weekend Intensive: A Novel Idea Saturday Varies RM. 301 (The Attic) Loren, MA 01/28/2017
Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--Byron's Don Juan Friday Varies RM. 301 (The Attic) Rothman, PhD 02/03/2017
Getting Your Book in Shape--A Plot Workout Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Hanley 02/11/2017
Getting Your Book in Shape--A Plot Workout Section II Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Hanley 02/11/2017
The Business of Book Publishing Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Kelly 02/18/2017
Intro to the Children's Picture Book Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Vega, Ed.M. 02/25/2017
Visiting Author Series: Obsessional Poetics--No One Writes Just One Poem Friday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Emanuel 03/03/2017
The Supporting Cast Saturday 12:00 to 2:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Brown, MA 03/04/2017
Pacing: Scene Vs. Summary Saturday 9:00 to 11:30 AM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Brown, MA 03/04/2017
Improv for Writers Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Team Taught 03/11/2017
Visiting Author Series: Poetic Models with Edward Hirsch Friday 4:00 to 6:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Hirsch 03/31/2017
online workshops
8-Week: Online Memoir Workshop Monday NA Online Brown, MA 01/16/2017
8-Week: Online Intermediate/Advanced Short Story--The Kelly Link/Diane Williams Edition Monday NA Online Merkner, MFA, PhD 01/16/2017
8-Week: Online Poetry Workshop Monday NA Online Roeder, MFA 01/16/2017
8-Week: Online Post-Genre Workshop Monday NA Online Milbrodt, MFA, MA 01/16/2017
4-Week: Online Writing Jump-Start--Memory, Obsession, Aversion, Dreams Monday NA Online Wortman, MFA 01/16/2017
4-Week: Online Reading as a Writer--Aleksandar Hemon Monday NA Online Wortman, MFA 02/13/2017
4-Week: Online Writing Jump-Start--Family, Friends, Lovers, Foes Monday NA Online Wortman, MFA 02/13/2017
Youth
Young Authors Collective: Spring Semester Monday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Long 01/16/2017
Creative Writing After-School Workshops at Parmalee Elementary for Grades 3-5: Session III Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 PM Parmalee Elementary Kearns Read 01/18/2017
Sympathy for the Devil: Writing Villains for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Preston 01/21/2017
Apocalyptic Fiction for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Plante 01/21/2017
January Write & Talk for Teens: Make Your Words Sing (grades 9-12) Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Team Taught 01/21/2017
4-Week: Making a Mess--and Cleaning It Up for grades 3-5 Monday 4:30 to 6:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Kearns Read 02/06/2017
4-Week: Fearless Essay for grades 9-12 Tuesday 4:30 to 6:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Long 02/07/2017
4-Week: For the Girls for grades 6-8 Thursday 4:30 to 6:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Crocker, MFA 02/09/2017
Inspiration, Not Imitation for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Tyson 02/18/2017
What's Next? Unsticking Your Plot for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Preston 02/18/2017
February Write & Talk for Teens: The Creative Life with Sheree Brown (grades 9-12) Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Brown 02/18/2017
Bring Your Characters to Life for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Bobotis, PhD 03/18/2017
Writing Science for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Waldstein 03/18/2017
March Write & Talk for Teens: Back-calculate with Joslyn Green Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Green, PhD 03/18/2017
Writer's Notebook for grades 3-8 Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Crocker, MFA 03/28/2017
Found Objects for Fiction for grades 3-8 Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Plante 03/30/2017
Organic Poetree for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Jensen 04/08/2017
Exploring Prose Poetry for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hahne 04/08/2017
April Write & Talk for Teens: Get Uncomfortable with Jovan Mays (grades 9-12) Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Mays 04/08/2017
special events
Member Happy Hour: Eavesdropping on Other Cultures--Reading Globally Thursday 4:30 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Fallenberg 02/16/2017
Poetry Book Project Preview Weekend Friday Times Vary RM. 301 (The Attic) Instructors 02/17/2017