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Structure your story and give it meaning with Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey.
Draw inspiration and material from your life experiences or “real life” people you know to craft compelling, publishable personal essays.
Gather together in a virtual writing circle, hit the mute button on your internal editor, and uncover inspiration to shape into poetry.
Go beyond narrow definitions of “journaling” to include visual images and let writing give what is seen a new voice. Surprise yourself.
Ensure a strong middle throughline for any story. Say goodbye to the “mushy middle,” and hello to stories that work.
Hone your poetic craft by writing 6-7 new poems and combining them with previously-written poems to create a chapbook, or short poetry collection.
Write 1–3-page flash fiction in this online course with Barbara Henning, drawing on classic, poetic & experimental elements. Read the form’s masters.
It’s an age-old art form—storytelling—and you can learn the craft.
Join us for this insightful four-week “get the writing done” program, give and receive thoughtful comments from your fellow writers and the instructor, and enjoy heaps of encouragement and writing wisdom along the way.
Author Sarah Aronson leads this intermediate/advanced workshop on writing for children. It offers support, structure and detailed feedback on manuscripts.
Recent Student Testimonials
Julie gave me great feedback. I felt she took time to understand what I was writing and provided meaningful suggestions to make my work stronger. I felt her comments were always constructive. She has a very positive attitude and it shows during her critiques. She knows what will make a piece shine and get the attention from publications.
Margo had great feedback, and all her responses to students’ writing were thorough, positive, and extremely helpful. She was encouraging and kind during all interactions, and all her comments were very meaningful.
Giulietta encouraged us to give humor a try “even if you don’t think you are funny.” I wasn’t sure I was up to humor writing, but she made it easy to get started. The atmosphere was welcoming, and her comments were very helpful. Now at end of the four week class, I have four humorous pieces I’m happy with, and I have a much better understanding of what makes writing funny. I highly recommend this class.
A really wonderful course for spurring creativity. Using tarot cards as inspiration led us through the process in such a unique way, it changed my vision of how a story develops and how a character interacts with herself and her world.
I fell in love with this course! The material was beautifully organized and presented, offering just enough background and lots of prompts, sparks, and ideas. Lissa is a kind, knowledgeable, and inspiring teacher. Our group quickly felt like a community, which I especially appreciated given the times. I felt encouraged to experiment—and I’ll keep going.
Jeff’s method, course and feedback is amazing. It tests the strength of any story structure and points to its weaknesses. Feedback is individually tailored and detailed. Jeff invests a lot of time interacting with participants.
Rosemary is a wealth of knowledge and experience, and gives generous, positive feedback that is also direct and useful. I wanted to grow my skills and I felt like I did. I was so happy that I started another course the very next week!
Lissa was superb. She took the time to give detailed feedback and her ideas were inspiring. The way she presented the assignments, using her own ideas and imagination showed she really walks the talk and she obviously loves teaching and giving feedback to the students.