Rub a Little Funny On It: Humor in Short Fiction with Robert Morgan Fisher, November 5 – December 3, 2018

Funny300x500Laughter tends to be the best medicine, so maybe adding a little humor to your short story will be the perfect prescription for successful writing. In this course, you will discover successful ways to get your writing flowing and funny. Come prepared to laugh. A lot! Read more and register…


A Writing Practice with Andrea Tate, November 26 – December 10, 2018

practice_300x500Jump start your writing practice and produce real results. Join published writer/professor Andrea Tate, MFA, in an online community that promises to motivate you into creating a writing practice that works. This class is for those writers who let days, weeks, and months fly by without generating publishable work. Read more and register…

Poetry as Survival with Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo – November 26 – December 24, 2018

poetrysocialchangeIn current times, people in this country—namely Undocumented, Native, Black, Latinx, Muslim, Queer, Trans, Women—have been under attack by the Administration and its policies, and whether you are a member of one of these targeted communities or an ally, many have been suffering from a constant state of chaos and anxiety. We may feel lost and helpless, but as Gregory Orr points out in Poetry as Survival, “story-making…becomes a major ally in preserving our sense of control over our destiny and circumstance.” In this course, we will read and discuss contemporary witness and social justice poetry. We will scan these poems for examples of language, form, metaphor and storytelling and practice wielding these tools in our own writing. Finally, we will attempt to create small poetic offerings of comfort and action for our current chaotic world. Read more and register…

Subvert the Trope! Storytelling Workshop with Haley Isleib, November 26 – December 24, 2018


Get ready to write! This course will take you from freewriting to peer-reviewed pages of a new story. Along the way, we’ll be intentionally using, subverting and smashing common tropes to generate and revise our work. Many of the published stories we will examine will be from genres such as fantasy, fairytale and science fiction. We will also use film and television references in our discussions. However, tropes and archetypes are identifiable across all genres and the class will be useful whether you write contemporary literary fiction or epic undersea dystopias set on far away planets. Read more and register…

Writing the Queer Body with Antonia Crane – January 14 – February 18, 2019

Queer BodyIn Writing the Queer Body, a 4-week hybrid creative nonfiction/fiction class, we will bring our queerness to the page by stepping inside/outside the slippery, messy, beautiful strange shadow of our labeled gender identity and explore gender POV from multiple angles. You will write about a first time as another gender. And you will write a short story and scene containing queer themes. During the 4-week course, you will embody “otherness” on the page. Read more and register…

(Re)Work It: Learning to Edit Professionally for Yourself and for Publishers with Seth Fischer, January 14 – January 28, 2018

editingsethEditing is where the magic of story and technique merge. Without fundamental tools to make stories better, they will often get lost in piles of paper (or computer files). Learn how to take a draft to perfection with this editing course. Read more and register…

Adapt Your Poem(s) for Stage: Transforming Poetry into Performance with Dana L. Stringer, January 28 – November 19

Adapt-Your-Poem-copyIn recent years, there has been a growing trend among poets who are discovering the theatricality of stageworthy poems and making the transition from page to stage.  Poets are now looking at ways to move beyond readership to viewership by adapting their poetry into hybrid, avant-garde, fringe, and other experimental and highly stylized forms of theatre and performance. Read more and register…

The World in a Flash: Flash Prose with Kate Maruyama, February 4 – March 4, 2019

Flash FictionJournals are looking for flash prose, and, as the pieces are so short, they can fit more in each issue, which ups your chances of publication. In this class we will do exercises which will generate your own flash prose and look at different ways in which various forms of flash prose work. We will workshop through revisions and you should come away with a few solid pieces, and, most important, the tools to keep generating flash prose that resonates. Read more and register…




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