CREATIVE WRITING

One-on-One Writing Critique (619)

with Elissa Cahn
15 minute verbal critique plus written comments

To schedule please email or call the Kirk Newman Art School.

barbs@kiarts.org
269-349-7775 ext 3101

  

Elissa Cahn is offering manuscript review for projects five pages or fewer. The review may include feedback on aspects of fiction such as: plot, conflict, point of view, setting, dialogue, voice/tone, scene, and technical concerns like sentence structure. Email your work to elissa.cahn@gmail.com for comments via Microsoft Word. The review can be by phone or Zoom call and include follow-up questions and brainstorming. Whether you're preparing your manuscript for submission or writing just for fun, manuscript review can help you gain a clearer sense of direction in order to elevate your work.

Creative Writing/Writing Poetry (616)

Scott Bade, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, January 12- March 30
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$240/Members: $220

Discover how language and imagination come together to create the literary arts we are so passionate about. We will read, write, and discuss contemporary poetry, and a little prose, in a range of styles. Classes will be conducted in a workshop style with the primary focus of the class around discussion of one another's writing. Additional activities may include in-class writing activities.

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Writing Memoir (617)

Joseph Gross, Online with Zoom Pro
Mondays, January 11- March 29
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$240/Members: $220

Explore the process of creating a literary memoir from real memories and experiences. Through the examination of work by great contemporary artists and direct feedback from fellow writers, we will consider form, tone, strategies, and other tools to enrich our attempts at personal storytelling in the written word. Participants should be ready to share their work with others and respond in kind with thoughtful preparation. The instructor will provide reading materials as handouts.
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Writing Fiction (618)

Elissa Cahn, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, January 14- April 1
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$240/Members: $220

The focus of this class will be on writing flash fiction, also known as micro fiction or short-short stories. Each student will submit a short piece for workshop every week, and we'll workshop "round robin" style with an eye toward the fundamental elements of fiction: plot/ structure, conflict/tension, point of view, setting, dialogue, character, voice, and scene. We will also discuss readings and devote some class time to writing exercises as time allows.

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