Text and Live Video

In these courses, you will join both live video meetings (usually weekly Zoom calls), as well as text-based course software for course content, writing assignments, and feedback.

Upcoming Courses

October Courses

Deepening and Organizing Our Stories: Memoir/Creative Nonfiction and Autobiographical Fiction


October 6|10 Weeks|$560

For writers of memoir, creative nonfiction and fiction, with some experience. Particularly helpful to writers in the midst of a longer work.

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Unscheduled Courses

Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Use Story and Premise Development for Writing Success


The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, BEFORE you start writing, whether or not your story will “work.” In this class participants will learn how to master the process of premise line development—the essential first step in any book or screenplay’s development process.

Branches of Creative Nonfiction


What are the different types of creative nonfiction? From the personal essay to the hermit crab, learn the ropes of CNF in this 8 week class.

Claiming Our Stories: Autobiography, Memoir & Autobiographical Fiction


Turn your experience into fiction, autobiography, or creative memoir. Bring forward stories with a powerful truth at their core. Instructor Anya Achtenberg.

Creative Nonfiction Fundamentals: The Art of Telling True Stories


How do you tell your stories beautifully and authentically? Learn the fundamentals of creative nonfiction with Nicole Hardy.

Death Riding Shotgun: How Awareness of Our Mortality Impacts Poetry


How can your own mortality inform your work? In this 6-week course, you'll use death to inspire and motivate your poetry writing.

Fall (Back) In Love with Poetry


Whether you're new to poetry or returning after a hiatus, rekindle the spark that puts verse to page in this exploratory poetry class.

Finding Confidence in the Braided Essay: A Craft and Empowerment Workshop for Literary Nonfiction


Weaving your story with facts and research can help you craft a stronger essay. Tell your story with confidence in this empowering essay writing course.

From Pitch to Publication: Writing Narrative Journalism


Explore literary journalism as a powerful means to share fascinating characters, stories, and perspectives. Learn all you need to start pitching, landing, and writing reported essays and features.

From Writing Circle to Finished Poem: Turn Raw Writing into Poetry (Session 2)


Gather together in a virtual writing circle, hit the mute button on your internal editor, and uncover inspiration to shape into poetry.

From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude & Hope for the New Year


Want to move forward into the new year with gratefulness and clarity for 2022? Join us for 4 weeks of writing about gratitude and hope.