Blogging for Beginners (with Meghan Ward) 


  • April 6, 2015 - April 27, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: meghan@meghanward.com Number of sessions: 4 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Dates: Mondays, April 6 to April 27 Course fee: $260 Learn everything you need to know about blogging in this four-week intensive. This course will cover: setting up your blog, choosing a focus and design, writing great blog posts, and using Twitter (more…)

Making Your Memoir Read Like A Novel: Using the Tools and Techniques of Fiction To Enhance Personal Storytelling (with Zoe FitzGerald Carter)


  • April 7, 2015 - April 28, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: zoecarter@mac.com Number of sessions: 4 Time:  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Dates: Tuesdays, April 7 to April 28 Course fee: $280 In this class, we will take the components of literary fiction — plot, scene, dialogue, character, etc — and apply them to memoir and personal essay.  We will start with structure (more…)

Writing the 800-Word Essay: From Modern Love to Op-Eds (with Jennifer Mattson)


  • April 11, 2015 - April 18, 2015
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: http://jennifersmattson.com/contact Number of sessions: 2 Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Dates: Saturdays, April 11 and 18 Course fee: $295 In this class, we’ll look at the art of writing the 800-word essay. From op-eds to personal essays to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column, the modern essay is the best way to get your (more…)

Get Unstuck: Start Writing Again (with Jennifer Mattson)


  • April 12, 2015
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: jennifersmattson.com/contact Number of sessions: 1 Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Date: Sunday, April 12 Course fee: $135 You love to write, or perhaps it’s torture–either way, you wish you were doing more of it. In this class we’ll get you writing again through a series of tools, exercises and discussions from famous (more…)

Pushing the Boundaries: Experiments in Writing (with Jenny Bitner)


  • April 14, 2015 - May 19, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: jennybit@yahoo.com Number of sessions: 6 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Dates:  Tuesdays, April 14 through May 19th Course fee: $350 What happens when we approach writing like an experiment? Our minds are open, our writing is deep and there is no room for writers’ block or cliché ideas. Burroughs used cut-up writing, Anais (more…)

From Manuscript to Book: Tips From a Literary Agent on How to Help Your Work Stand Out at Every Level of the Publishing Process (with Chelsea Lindman)


  • April 15, 2015 - April 29, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: clindman@sjga.com Number of sessions: 3 Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dates: Wednesdays, April 15-April 29 Course fee: $195 This course will cover the basics of what a writer can expect to encounter on the road to publication. Broken into three sections, we will discuss the query letter (more…)

Getting Published in Magazines: A Nonfiction Intensive (with Ethan Watters)


  • April 16, 2015 - May 21, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: ethanw1@mindspring.com Number of sessions: 5 Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm Dates: Thursdays, April 16th – May 21st Course fee: $395 Please note: The beginning date of this class is now Thursday, April 16. If you have registered under the prior schedule, please contact the instructor. This course will put new (more…)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Memoir But Were Afraid to Ask (with Julia Scheeres)


  • April 19, 2015
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact: juliascheeres@gmail.com Number of sessions: 1 Time: 9:00 am – 12 noon Date: Sunday, April 19 Course fee: $85 This seminar could also be called Memoir in a Nutshell. We will discuss the elements that go into a successful memoir, including dramatic storytelling, tension, vivid characters and clear sense of direction. You will learn the (more…)