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Do you want to write children’s books, novels, nonfiction, screenplays, or memoirs? Come discover your writing niche and find your personal writing style in our literary arts classes.

Classes also available for teen writers.

Current Literary Arts Classes

  • Beginning Screenwriting

    Do you have the idea for the next "Star Wars", or "Transformers'? Hollywood production companies are always looking for the next big story. ... More »

  • Cartoon Illustration

    Become the cartoonist you always dreamed of in this introduction to the art of cartooning! For artists who aspire to (1) illustrate books, (... More »

  • Introduction to Playwriting

    Explore the basics of writing for the stage. In this course we'll examine the craft of playwriting through a variety of in-class writing exe... More »

  • Outlining and Creating Your Romance Novel

    The course is designed to help romantic storywriters who already have a love story idea in mind, whether they are beginners or experienced. ... More »

  • Poetry and Healing

    Poetry is the language of emotion, giving voice to our experience with symbols, sounds and senses. It gives us permission to question—even... More »

  • The Magic of Writing for Children

    Whether you’re a beginner, or have already published; whether you want to write for preschoolers, teens, or in-between, this is the class ... More »

  • Write Your Novel in a Month

    Is writing a novel one of your life-long dreams? Join this 10 week BC class as it hooks up with 100,000 writers worldwide for National Nove... More »

  • Write Your Novel in a Month

    Is writing a novel one of your life-long dreams? Join this 8 week class as it hooks up with 100,000 writers worldwide for National Novel Wr... More »

  • Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

    This course offers insight into the particular demands of the science fiction and fantasy genres from worldbuilding to magic & technology to... More »

  • Writing Life Stories

    This class will explore the basic steps in writing about your life experiences; exploring the challenges involved, resources available, lear... More »

  • Writing the Hidden Story

    Your characters live and breathe because of a hidden story—one you must go deep within to find. A work of fiction that is disconnected fr... More »

  • Crafting Memory into Memoir 1

    We recall our pasts in fragments, so how can we turn random memories into structured narrative? We'll first analyze the works of writers an... More »

  • Creating and Sharing Your Memoirs

    Recall and write your life experiences. Explore the challenges involved, resources available and learn some valuable tools to help you devel... More »

  • Intuitive Writing

    Unlock your natural literary voice, and see what it has to say. You will be surprised! We all have a spark of native genius. We sense it d... More »

  • Living Dialog Workshop

    How do you make your characters live through what they say and how they say it? In this class, The New York Times best-selling author and ve... More »

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