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It's never too late to start writing!


Creative Writing Classes for Adults on Monday at School One begin January 29, 2018.


Beginning January 29th, Boston’s creative writing center GrubStreet comes back to School One to present a series of creative writing courses for adults. GrubStreet will offer a selection of writing courses and short seminars for those Rhode Islanders who want to stay local.

 

GrubStreet classes at School One:

January 29th Novel in Progress (10 sessions) with GrubStreet faculty
Annie Harnett.

 Jan. 29, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 5, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 12, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 19, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 March 5, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 March 12, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 March 19, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 March 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 April 2, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Personal Essay and Memoir Jumpstarted (6 sessions) with GrubStreet faculty Ethan Gilsdorf.

 Jan. 29, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 5, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 12, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 19, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 March 5, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Genre Essentials: World Building (6 sessions) with GrubStreet faculty Mark Fogarty

 Jan. 29, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 5, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 12, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 19, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 Feb. 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 March 5, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Learn more about GrubStreet writing classes and register for a class.

For more information about School One’s writing programs contact Diana at School One, dianac@school-one.org.

Young Writers Program


Do you know a student who likes to write? School One has several creative writing classes for middle school and high school students. Classes for Young Writers begin January 29th and March 12th.

Signing up for a class is easy: contact School One at 401-331-2497 or email Diana Champa at dianac@school-one.org.

Write Here Write Now: Playwriting for Teens (in partnership with Trinity Rep)

School One Hosts Trinity Rep’s Write Here Write Now Playwriting for Teens: Student Playwriting Workshop in preparation for Trinity Rep’s Write Here Write Now competition for young playwrights.

Come learn the ins and outs of writing a script for the stage!

Students will create an original ten minute play of their own to be entered into the student play festival. If selected the play will be read by professional actors on the Trinity Rep stage! This class is open to students in grades 9-12.

Class fee: Free

 Jan. 23, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Jan. 30, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 6, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 13, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 20, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 27, 3:30 – 5 pm

Register

Or Contact Diana at School One, 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org or Matt at Trinity Rep, mtibbs@trinityrep.com.

Lit Lab @ School One

Explore, create, and rework your writing with guided experiments, writing time focused on your interests, and individualized feedback. Open to students in grades 7-12.

Class fee: Free

Session 1
 Jan. 30, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 6, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 13, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 20, 3:30 – 5 pm
 Feb. 27, 3:30 – 5 pm
 March, 6, 3:30 – 5pm

Session 2
 March 20, 3:30 – 5 pm
 March 27, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 3, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 10, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 17, 3:30 – 5pm

Register

Or contact Diana at School One, 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org

Comic Book and Graphic Design Creator

Dream up, plan out, design, and draw comic books or short graphic novels with help from cartoonist Miles Cook. Open to students in grades 7-12.

Class fee: $120 (scholarships available)

 March 15, 3:30 – 5 pm
 March 22, 3:30 – 5 pm
 March 29, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 5, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 12, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 19, 3:30 – 5pm
 April 26, 3:30-5pm
 May 1, 3:30 – 5pm

Register

Or contact Diana at School One, 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org

Anything But Reality

Write about magic, dreams, fantasy, science fiction, ghosts, fairies, the paranormal, superheroes, or anything your imagination can invent. Open to students in grade 7-12.

Class fee: $120 (scholarships available)

 March 22, 3:30 – 5 pm
 March 29, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 5, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 12, 3:30 – 5 pm
 April 19, 3:30 – 5pm
 April 26, 3:30-5pm
 May 1, 3:30 – 5pm

Register

Or contact Diana at School One, 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org

New Year’s Resolution: Begin Writing Your Memoir

Begin Writing Your Memoir is a six week class that introduces writers to memoir and nonfiction and starts you down the path of putting your stories on paper. Each week, students write about their own experiences and memories, discuss one another’s work and receive feedback. Bring your new ideas or your work-in-progress to this small group workshop.

Class fee: $120 (sliding scale)

 Jan. 29, 2018, 4 – 5:30pm
 Feb. 5, 2018, 4 – 5:30pm
 Feb. 12, 2018, 4 – 5:30pm
 Feb. 19, 2018, 4 – 5:30pm
 Feb. 26, 2018, 4 – 5:30pm
 March 5, 2018, 4 – 5:30pm

Register
Or contact Diana Champa at School One, 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org.

Goat Hill Seminar Series


Goat Hill is excited to offer a series of one-night seminars that tackle specific issues of writing craft designed to develop and strengthen your writing practice and introduce new ideas and approaches to storytelling. Open to all experience levels.

February 12th, The Narrative Engine with Goat Hill

Every narrative requires conflict and suspense to drive the story forward and keep the reader engaged. This seminar will look at ways to rev up the narrative engine in your work through character development, story structure, and plotting.

 6 – 8:30pm

March 12, Creating Emotions

The goal of our storytelling is to make the reader feel what the characters feel. This seminar will explore how to use objects to illuminate your characters' emotions in both fiction and non-fiction.

 6 – 8:30pm

April 16, Creating Characters

Compelling, concrete characters are the lifeblood of any story. This seminar will drill down to the ways we make our characters vivid and fascinating through voice, description, dialogue, and those tiny but telling details that make a character come alive.

 6 – 8:30pm

Each seminar is $65; discount if you register for all three seminars. Goat Hill members receive a discount.

To register, or for more information, go to: goathillwriters.com