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Literary

Blog It Out: Creating Your Personal Blog

Enter the creative and dynamic world of blogging by sharing your story. Blogging offers writers a unique and flexible platform for connecting with others and developing a distinct voice. In this course, learn the basics of starting a blog, telling your story, developing your own voice, growing an audience of readers, and creating your blog page.

Dates & Times

June 22-July 20 (skip July 6), Fridays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Cecilia Kennedy
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Edit Your Manuscript

Are you sitting on a completed or almost completed manuscript? Do you have myriad pieces that you know fit together-and, yet, you don't know how to make everything mesh? If so, we hope you will join us! This workshop will walk you through the ins and outs of revising and editing your manuscript. We will walk through strategies and tactics that will make the daunting process of polishing your work manageable and even, dare I say it, fun.

Dates & Times

Mon, 5/21-6/18 (skip 5/28), 4-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Horror in a Flash: Horror Flash Fiction Writing

Dark and stormy nights are yours to write, slash, and boil down to 1,000 words or less. In this course, you will learn about the basics of flash fiction and horror writing in order to develop your own monstrous creations.

Dates & Times

May 24-Jun 14, Thursdays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Cecilia Kennedy
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Intro to Poetry

Are you dabbling with poetry? Do you have notebooks half-filled with lines you are trying to perfect? Or, perhaps, you are trying to figure out how to read poetry and are struggling to understand how the masters can pack such a wallop in so few words.

Join us as we wade into the glade of the poetic form.

Dates & Times

August 25, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction and Memoir

Everyone has a story to tell! This class will investigate the art of crafting a compelling memoir as well as give introduction to the burgeoning field of Creative Non-Fiction. In this class, you will be presented with a number of inspiring examples to help you begin to consider how you might pursue your own craft.

Dates & Times

May 22-Jun 19, Tuesdays 4-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

The Art of the Scholarship Essay

Are you applying for college or graduate school? Is a personal essay part of the application or scholarship application process? If so, this course will help you craft a “winning chance” essay that makes your personal experience shine.

Dates & Times

June 27-July 25 (skip July 4), Wednesdays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Cecilia Kennedy
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Write a Novel This Month!

Do you want to write a novel? Sure, but it seems impossible, right? It isn't impossible: writing a novel is entirely attainable, and Schack is here to help you do it.   

Beginning-Intermediate

Dates & Times

Su 5/20-7/1 (skip 5/27), 2-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio