CREATIVE WRITING

Online Classes and Critiques

One-on-One Writing Critique with Elissa Cahn (619)

15-minute verbal critique plus written comments - $40

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 includes follow-up questions and brainstorming. Whether you re preparing your manuscript for submission or writing just for fun, a manuscript review can help you gain a clearer sense of direction in order to elevate your work.

Contact the School Registrar to reserve a place. 269-585-9266

    

Creative Writing/Writing Poetry (616)

Scott Bade, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, April 13 - May 18
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$140/Members: $120

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
Wednesdays, April 14 - May 19
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$140/Members: $120

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, April 15- May 20
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$140/Members: $120

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 the 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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LANGUAGE

French Conversation (620)

Larissa Dugas, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, April 14 - May 19
6:30-8pm/6weeks
$95/Members: $75

Laissez les bons temps rouler! This spring we will travel south virtually to explore the history, traditions, and music of the French-speaking peoples of la Louisiane. Cajun and Creole texts, videos, and songs will serve as the basis for conversation, vocabulary development, and grammar review. The instructor will provide all materials. The course will be conducted entirely in French so a previous level of study or fluency in French is required.

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