Workshops

Workshop Day Time Location Instructor Starts
one day intensives
How Do You Create Suspense? I'll Tell You Later. Friday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Percy, MFA 04/17/2015
Memory to Memoir Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Hampsey, PhD 04/25/2015
Ekphrasis: Turning Art into Words and Words into Art Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Morrissey 05/05/2015
Living It Down in Sin City: Setting as Character Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) McBride 05/07/2015
Children's Picture Books: How to Begin Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Vega 05/09/2015
Youth
Craft Seminar: Comic Book Writing Workshop Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Kullberg, MFA 03/31/2015
Craft Seminar: Build a World, Then Write! Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Miller 04/01/2015
Craft Seminar: Short Story Basics Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Weaver, MFA 04/02/2015
Craft Seminar: The Memoir Grab Bag Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Lopez Lee 04/03/2015
Craft Seminar: Talking the Talk--How to Write Dialogue That Actually Works Monday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Bobotis, Ph.D. 04/13/2015
Craft Seminar: Grow Your Own Sonnet--No Fertilizer Needed! Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kottke 05/26/2015
Craft Seminar: Make Characters Suffer, without Death or Zombies Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lopez Lee 05/26/2015
LitFest
Lessons Learned: On Being a Writer Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Black, MFA 06/08/2015
The Art of Literary Submission Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/08/2015
Measuring Voice Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ransick, MA, MA 06/08/2015
Writing Nonfiction for Teens and Young Adults Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hanley 06/08/2015
You Can Always Go Darker Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Whitmer, MA 06/08/2015
Writing Formal Poetry without Sounding Square Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Jackson 06/08/2015
Dialogue to Make Mike Tyson Blush Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Whitmer, MA 06/08/2015
Eureka! Finding Your Epiphany Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/08/2015
Le Domaine Perdu Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rea, MFA 06/08/2015
Why the Rules Don't Matter Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/08/2015
Not All About Me: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Confessional Writing Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Jackson 06/09/2015
Honing Your Intuition Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/09/2015
Lessons in Fiction from Disobedient Masters Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/09/2015
Secrets of Character (and Plot) Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/09/2015
The Story of Building a Story: Word, Line, Voice, Structure Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Loren, MA 06/09/2015
Writers and Wanderers: Advice for Journeys and Journals Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Morris 06/09/2015
Hitchcock and the Craft of Storytelling, Part I: Suspense Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Philippe, MFA 06/09/2015
Make Me Cry: Crafty Ways of Evoking Emotion Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/09/2015
Mighty Microstructure for Your Book Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/09/2015
Situation and Story Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/09/2015
To Bore or Not to Bore: Managing the Physical World Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Black, MFA 06/10/2015
Hitchcock and the Craft of Storytelling, Part II: Structure Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Philippe, MFA 06/10/2015
Mooching from Munro Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rea, MFA 06/10/2015
Poetic Closure Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brehm, MFA 06/10/2015
The Story Only You Can Tell Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/10/2015
Four Horses to Pull Your Poems Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ransick, MA, MA 06/10/2015
Mining for Memory Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/10/2015
True Lies: Writing Honest Fiction Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wortman, MFA 06/10/2015
Welcome to My World: Where Interior and Exterior Landscapes Merge Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Pritchett, PhD 06/10/2015
Whose Point of View? Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Krouse, MA 06/10/2015
Harness the World: Works in Translation That Will Transform Your Writing Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Berg, PhD 06/10/2015
Blogs, Columns, and Opinions: Rock the Short Essay Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Lindner 06/11/2015
Memoir for Fiction Writers Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Berg, PhD 06/11/2015
Plot Workout Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hanley 06/11/2015
Making It Real: How to Bring Your Writing to Life Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Fox 06/11/2015
Imagining It vs. Making It Up: Creating Authenticity Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Dubus III 06/11/2015
Art of the Book Review Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/11/2015
Endings: Cracking the Code Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rea, MFA 06/11/2015
Muse in the Museum: Writing and Visual Art Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Michas-Martin, MFA 06/11/2015
Poets in Translation: Paul Celan and Anna Akhmatova Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wagner, MFA 06/11/2015
Back to Basics: Writing the Personal Essay Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Pritchett, PhD 06/11/2015
Business Seminar: Out of the Slush Pile and Onto the Page Thursday 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/11/2015
Recreating Dialogue in Memoir and Nonfiction Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/12/2015
Steamy Scenes Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ruocco, MFA, PhD 06/12/2015
The Mini Confession Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Lindner 06/12/2015
Your Writing Groove: Cultivating Your Environment, Rituals, and Routines Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/12/2015
Art of the Travel Essay Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wetzler, MS 06/12/2015
Beat Sheets: How to Manage Dramatic Arc Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/12/2015
Fiction for Poets Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/12/2015
Finding Your Voice Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/12/2015
Who Are You? Stepping into Your Writer's Identity Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/12/2015
Business Seminar: Story Blast! Friday 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/12/2015
Microsurgery: Revising Your Poems Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Addonizio, MA 06/15/2015
Putting Blood on the Page Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Whitmer, MA 06/15/2015
Building Your Web Presence Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/15/2015
Designing a Writing Practice Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brown 06/15/2015
Fragments of our Imagination Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/15/2015
Say It Like You Mean It Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/15/2015
The Novel Plan Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Johnson, MFA 06/15/2015
Freelance Writing: Getting Started and Building your Career Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/15/2015
Mapping Territory: Organizing Your Poetry Manuscript Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Marcum, MFA 06/15/2015
Poetry for Fiction Writers Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/15/2015
Dialogue Matters: Overview and Practice Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Sasson, MA 06/15/2015
Brown-Bag Business Panel: I Want to Be a Debut Writer Monday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/15/2015
The Art (And Commerce) of the Opinion Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Daum 06/16/2015
Plotting for Pantsers Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brown 06/16/2015
Shouts and Murmurs Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/16/2015
Creating Emotion and Avoiding Melodrama Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/16/2015
Great Openings for Poets and Prose Writers Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Addonizio, MA 06/16/2015
Flaming Characters Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brown 06/16/2015
Live Wire: Walking the Tension Line Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/16/2015
Managing Time in Stories Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/16/2015
Pitch Perfect Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ribon 06/17/2015
What's It About? Developing Children's Book Summaries Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Vega 06/17/2015
Kicking it Old School Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/17/2015
Writing the One Act Play Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Dodd 06/17/2015
So What? Making Memoir Matter Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Daum 06/17/2015
Dwarf Frogs to Donkeys: Creating Compelling Titles Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Marcum, MFA 06/17/2015
Shut Up and Tell Me You Love Me: Dialogue Dos and Don'ts Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Krouse, MA 06/17/2015
Savvy Sentences: How to Mean More than You Say Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Michas-Martin, MFA 06/17/2015
Unpacking the Vault Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Froude, MFA, PhD 06/17/2015
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Antiheroes in Narrative Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Krouse, MA 06/17/2015
Sum of Parts: The Essence of Story Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Johnson, MFA 06/18/2015
The Magic of Metaphor Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brehm, MFA 06/18/2015
Creating a Scene Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/18/2015
Writing Rhymes in Children's Picture Books Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Vega 06/18/2015
Voices Carry: Finding Your Characters' Authentic Words Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/18/2015
Mythic Yoga Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Solis 06/18/2015
Playing with the Shapes of Fiction (and Nonfiction) Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/18/2015
Can't Get You Out of My Head: Writing Interior Monologue Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/18/2015
Conflict, Conflict Everywhere! Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Sinclair, MFA 06/18/2015
Top Five Tips For Young Adult Novelists Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hanley 06/19/2015
Bad Guys, Big Hearts Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Whitmer, MA 06/19/2015
Making Your Characters Work Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Arvin, MFA 06/19/2015
Form and Function of the Screenplay Friday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Catlin 06/19/2015
Business Seminar: Agent for the Day--A Real-Time Query Letter Clinic Friday 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/19/2015