First Steps into Writing

Date: 2/8/18 – 3/15/18

Location: The Loft at Open Book

Day of the Week: Thursday

Time: 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Basics

• Regular: $210.00
• Member: $189.00
• Low-Income: $147.00

This is a class for those who are new to creative writing or who feel rusty or just plain shy about claiming the identity of writer. The class will invite and encourage you to explore your stories, to take those first tentative steps, then to increase and strengthen your stride as a storyteller.

Writing exercises in and out of class will help you discover your voice in journaling, poetry, memoir and/or short fiction. Expect to generate lots of material and to have the option to bring in one piece of writing (up to ten pages) for class discussion and/or review by the teaching artist. Please obtain a copy of Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. We'll also study writers such as Mary Oliver, Langston Hughes, and others for inspiration. $5 copy fee.