Adult Education

Adult writing classes, workshops, and masters classes for writers of all levels and interests.

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Your Memoir in a Weekend

Longing to write a memoir? Join memoirist and MFA writing instructor Melissa Hart for a weekend workshop in which you’ll learn how to plot, structure, and plan your memoir for success.
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FRIDAY NIGHT WRITES

FRIDAY NIGHT WRITES: Quarantine Edition! Friday night socializing for writers! Come hang out with other writers, get some work done on your current project (or start a new one!), and eat chocolate. What more could you ask for a Friday night?
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Mapping Your Memoir

In this fun and lively workshop, we’ll study the key building block of memoir–the scene–and its components including characterization, setting, sensory details, tension, surprise, and narrative arc.
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The Rejects Club

Don’t Quit, Submit your Sh*t! Find your local troupe of rejectees, send out your work, revise, and celebrate! Every month, we will get together (online until further notice) for a couple of hours on a Wednesday and send stories, essays, poems, grants, love letters, whatever you’re working on, to publications,…
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The “Find Your Voice” Series with Linda Clare

These workshops were originally designed as a partnership with Springfield Public Library. We are offering them to you online via Zoom! Water Your Dry Spell May 13 | 6-8pm Writers at all levels are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” In the writing life, we sometimes get stuck—our…
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AN UPDATE FROM ERIC WITCHEY:

“Creativity does not stop because we must shelter in place. In fact, it becomes more important than ever. It seems that the corrosion virus has gotten into and eroded everything in our lives, yet we persist. We writers have the duty of creating stories that make sense of human existence…
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Day Writing for Adults

Like Drinking, but with Words! To support you in these social distancing days, we’re offering an additional virtual write in! Just like Friday Night Writes, but in the daylight on Mondays (so not the same at all, but since we’re always inside now, what’s the difference?).  Join us in those daytime pjs,…
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