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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: Level II

    Explore further your passion for Children's Book Illustration in this intermediate class. You will learn step by step how to create a childr... More »

  • Geek Fiction Writing

    This course analyzes popular sci-fi, fantasy, superhero and dystopian screen favorites to discover what makes them tick. Then we use these t... More »

  • Introduction to Graphic Novels

    Create your own graphic novel. Using your original story, we will go step by step through the process of scripting, storyborarding, pacin... 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 experience... 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 »

  • The Plot Thickens

    In this course, students will focus on structuring the novel–often the most challenging part of novel-writing. Discover the three words th... More »

  • Worldbuilding

    In this course, The New York Times best-selling author and veteran editor Philip Athans, gets into some seriously detailed techniques for cr... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Novel Re-Vision: Editing Your Manuscript for Story

    Do you have a completed draft novel? Wondering what to do next? This class walks writers through the novel revision process. In-class exerci... More »

  • Writing and Book Coach

    Want targeted, one-on-one assistance with your writing? If you are working on a writing project or a book for either professional or person... More »

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