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Fiction
In-Person
Multi-Week

Foundations of Fiction

Eliana Ramage
Thursdays, 8 weeks
Jan 12
-
Mar 2
Fiction
Multi-Week
Nonfiction
Virtual
In-Person

Immigrants Write

Nina Adel
Mondays
Jan 23
-
Mar 20
Multi-Week
Virtual
Nonfiction

Shake It Up, Shape It Up: Exploring and Exploding Essay Structure

Sheree L. Greer
Thursdays, 3 weeks
Feb 2
-
Feb 16
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction
Nonfiction

Writing Setting: Reaching Deeper into Real and Imaginary Spaces

Lee Conell
Saturday
Feb 11
-
Feb 11
Fiction
Multi-Week
Virtual

Novel Jumpstart

Lucas Schaefer
Sundays, 4 weeks
Feb 12
-
Mar 5
In-Person
Fiction
Single Session

Point of View and Voice

Katie McDougall
Wednesday
Feb 15
-
Feb 15
In-Person
Single Session
Youth
Poetry
Nonfiction

Words and Music: A Collaboration with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra (TEENS)

Yurina Yoshikawa
Saturday
Feb 18
-
Feb 18
Fiction
In-Person
Single Session

Experimental Fiction

Nathan Knapp
Saturday
Feb 18
-
Feb 18
In-Person
Single Session
Poetry
Nonfiction
Fiction

Words and Music: A Collaboration with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

Yurina Yoshikawa
Saturday
Feb 25
-
Feb 25
In-Person
Single Session
Poetry
Fiction
Nonfiction

Writing as a Restorative Act

Anna B. Sutton
Saturday
Feb 25
-
Feb 25
Youth
In-Person
Single Session
Fiction

Writing Sports Fiction (For Teens)

J.F. Ewert
Saturday
Feb 25
-
Feb 25
In-Person
Fiction
Nonfiction
Single Session

AAPI Writers Workshop: Prose

Yurina Yoshikawa
Sunday
Feb 26
-
Feb 26
In-Person
Single Session
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

The Scent of a Story: Using Olfactory Inspiration to Generate New Writing

Loie Rawding
Tuesday
Feb 28
-
Feb 28
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction
Poetry
Nonfiction

Write, Submit, Repeat

Sheree L. Greer
Saturday
Mar 4
-
Mar 4
In-Person
Single Session
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

Strategies for Revision

Eliana Ramage
Saturday
Mar 4
-
Mar 4
Fiction
Multi-Week
Virtual

Writing to Publish

Molly McGhee
Wednesdays, 8 weeks
Mar 8
-
Apr 26
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

The Business of Creative Writing: Submitting Your Work (and Dealing with Rejection)

Lisa Bubert
Saturday
Mar 11
-
Mar 11
Multi-Week
Fiction
Virtual

Short Story Boot Camp

Lucas Schaefer
Sundays, 4 weeks
Mar 12
-
Apr 2
Multi-Week
Virtual
Fiction

Beyond Story: Discourse Decisions in Fiction

Trey Adams
Tuesdays, 4 weeks
Mar 14
-
Apr 4
In-Person
Multi-Week
Nonfiction

The Personal Essay

Yurina Yoshikawa
Tuesdays, 4 weeks
Mar 14
-
Apr 4
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction

Generating the Personal in Speculative Fiction

Molly McGhee
Saturday
Mar 18
-
Mar 18
In-Person
Single Session
Poetry

What Poetry Can Teach Prose

Gary McDowell
Sunday
Mar 19
-
Mar 19
Single Session
Virtual
Poetry
Fiction
Nonfiction

The Power of Two: Diptychs and Duplex Forms

Pauletta Hansel
Saturday
Mar 25
-
Mar 25
Nonfiction
Single Session
Virtual

Journalism 101 for the CNF Writer

Jennifer Chesak
Tuesday
Mar 28
-
Mar 28
In-Person
Poetry
Single Session

Writing from Your Authentic Self: Beginning Poetry Workshop

Lisa Dordal
Saturday
Apr 1
-
Apr 1
In-Person
Multi-Week
Poetry

The Nature of Death: A Series on Grief and Healing through Landscape

Meg Wade
Saturdays, 4 weeks
Apr 1
-
Apr 22
Nonfiction
Single Session
Virtual

The Business of Creative Writing: Pitching Personal Essays for Publication

Lisa Bubert
Saturday
Apr 8
-
Apr 8
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

Epistolary Writing

Vanessa Martir
Saturday
Apr 8
-
Apr 8
In-Person
Single Session
Nonfiction

Nonfiction Pitch Chat

Margaret Littman
Monday
Apr 10
-
Apr 10
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

Getting the Words Right: Revision Through Erasure

Trey Adams
Saturday
Apr 15
-
Apr 15
In-Person
Single Session
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

Social Media for Writers

Kim Baldwin
Saturday
Apr 22
-
Apr 22
Nonfiction
Multi-Week
Virtual

Foundations of Creative Nonfiction

Stewart Lewis
Wednesdays, 6 weeks
Apr 26
-
May 31
Nonfiction
In-Person
Single Session
Poetry

Finding the Lyric Essay or Poem in Family Stories

Pauletta Hansel
Saturday
Apr 29
-
Apr 29
In-Person
Single Session
Fiction

AAPI Writers Workshop: Screenwriting

Yurina Yoshikawa
Sunday
Apr 30
-
Apr 30
Multi-Week
Poetry
Virtual

Poetry-Curious: An Intro to Writing Verse

Anna B. Sutton
Mondays, 4 weeks
May 1
-
May 22
In-Person
Single Session
Poetry

Praising the Stone with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón (IN PERSON option)

Ada Limón
Wednesday
May 3
-
May 3
Virtual
Single Session
Poetry

Praising the Stone with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón (VIRTUAL option)

Ada Limón
Wednesday
May 3
-
May 3
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction
Nonfiction

Intro to Autofiction: What, How, and Why?

Trey Adams
Saturday
May 6
-
May 6
Multi-Week
Virtual
Fiction

The First 20 Pages of Your Novel

Ginger Eager
Wednesdays, 4 weeks
May 10
-
May 31
In-Person
Single Session
Poetry
Fiction
Nonfiction

Writing Like a Naturalist

Melissa Jean
Thursday
May 11
-
May 11
Single Session
Virtual
Fiction
Nonfiction

The Business of Creative Writing: Book-Publishing 101

Lisa Bubert
Saturday
May 13
-
May 13
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