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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

    Is your dream to become a screenwriter? Do you brainstorm script ideas or start writing but do not know what to do next? This class is the... 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 »

  • Children's Book Illustration

    Immerse yourself in the world of children's book illustration with this introductory course. Using a variety of media, you'll learn basic te... More »

  • Creating Sensitive Masculine Romantic Heros

    Discover how to create the romantic hero of the 21st century. Learn how to create an appealing protagonist that has both masculine and sensi... More »

  • Cultivating Complex Characters

    While a strong plot makes a story worth telling, it is multilayered, nuanced characters who make a story worth reading. Learn six techniques... More »

  • Intermediate Writing Workshop

    This course is designed for those who've taken Ready, Set, Write or any other beginning-level writing course and are eager to keep the pract... More »

  • Scene Weaving

    In this course, students will focus on the well-crafted scene: devastating dialogue, authentic action, vivid setting. All of this comes fro... 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 »

  • The Writer's Buffet

    Do you feel like you have an inner secret writer, longing to express itself? Try your hand at this playful, non judgmental writing class wh... More »

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