In this workshop we'll brainstorm our past stories, real and imagined. Then, with the help of some creative prompts, we’ll use those memories to create beginnings and first drafts of original narrative poems.
Learn how to make your own short comics and zines! Whether you’re a master illustrator or still working with stick figures, it’s easy to dive right in and discover what makes visual storytelling special.
How can objects from our everyday life, from history, from nature help to arrange and rearrange meaning in our poems? In this poetry workshop we will expand and explode the idea of what the metaphor can do in a piece of writing.
Hook hands, moonlight, and rumblings from the deep. Who doesn’t love a scary story? In this workshop, we’ll learn about the building blocks of horror narrative and try different techniques for upping a story’s fear factor.
Poems, dreams, and even jokes can be molded into songs. In this workshop we’ll look at structures and techniques used by some of the greatest songwriters and use them to shape your writing into song form.
his class provides a hands-on intro on how to write and record stories for podcasts and the radio. We'll tap into the radio journalist’s perspective on experiencing the world, then create and edit our own audio stories.
This workshop will focus on poems about mothers and how they pass on knowledge (and sometimes trauma) to their children. We'll read and write poems that offer insight into what we learn from our mothers and other maternal figures, how we learn it, and how it impacts the rest of our lives.
In this workshop, we'll invoke a singular event, image, memory, or person to begin writing a piece of creative nonfiction with no intentions of where, why, or how we might end it. Instead of leading our stories, we'll let our stories lead us.