Want to try your hand at writing your own novel, short story, memoir, or poetry collection? If you're new to the Loft, new to creative writing, or you'd just like the opportunity to meet several Loft teaching artists while sampling genres you're not used to writing in and meeting others interested in doing the same, try out the Loft sampler class!
Have you always wanted to capture your life stories, but have never gotten around to it, or known where to begin? Perhaps you have started, but are stuck or overwhelmed. Maybe you want to pen your stories just for yourself, without any intention of sharing. If any of these scenarios ring true, this workshop is for you.
An examined life is worth living, to turn Socrates' well-known quote on its head. But how do we do this? One way is to establish a personal writing practice, also known as journaling.
Do you yearn to capture your life's stories, but aren't ready to commit to a book-length memoir? "Flash" memoir to the rescue! In this class, you will practice writing super-short-form memoir—your stories in under 500 words. You'll choose which of your life stories to examine, brainstorm ways to tell your stories, and begin writing. At the end of class, you'll have a beginning draft and the know-how to continue with your collection of "flash" memoir pieces.
Real-life and fiction are populated with kids who write diaries or journals—from Anne Frank to "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley. Do you long to join their ranks, spilling out your secrets, hopes, and dreams—but have instant brain freeze when faced with the blank page? Learn more…