Once a week Saturdays, 11:30 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT October 9 to October 30, 2021
Online via Zoom
Designed for young writers, ages 9-12, these writing workshops will focus on fostering creativity in a fun, encouraging environment. Parents are encouraged to register for individual sessions based on their child’s interests or for all four at a discount!
10/9: Where the Wild Fears Are
In this workshop, we’ll explore how to create a foundation for your horror stories by using sensory details, pacing, and unique points of view. We’ll work from flash fiction to an entire scene. We’ll learn how words on a page can give you very real goosebumps!
10/16: Haunted History 101
Where and how are spooky urban legends born? In this workshop we’ll get creative with facts about our own neighborhoods & beyond, adding a new layer of mystery to the world around us!
10/23: Spooky Spells & Creepy Curses
Witches and wizards, unite! In this workshop we’ll learn about how to break ancient curses and other kinds of witchcraft as well as how to create our own enchantments. Wands and cauldrons encouraged.
10/30: Mummies, Androids, and Other Potential Enemies During Time Travel
By now we know a lot can go wrong in time travel–from encountering yourself to messing up the space-time continuum. But what could be worse than facing a mummy coming to life when you can’t call 9-1-1, or an android that knows more about the time travel machine you’re using than you do? Well, maybe if your GPS acts up and you get face-to-face with an unknown creature, or a legend everyone believes isn’t real…
Part of The Center for Fiction’s KidsRead program, which annually serves 2,500 students from under-resourced New York City Public Schools with author-led reading and writing events.
Thais Vitorelli (she/they) is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and educator from São Paulo, Brazil. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from The New School, and sometimes experiments with poetry and autofiction. Her stories have been featured in The Inquisitive Eater, Share Literary Journal, Pitch Wars, and Coca-Cola Refreshing Films. To learn more, visit thaisvitorelli.com.
About this series
We strive to make our classes the most inviting and rewarding available, offering an intimate environment to study with award-winning, world-class writers. Each class is specially designed by the instructor, so whether you’re a fledgling writer or an MFA graduate polishing your novel, you’ll find a perfect fit here.
Character Motivations: Writing the Short Story with Kate Milliken — Sold Out$395
Once a week Tuesdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT September 21 to October 26, 2021
Reading the Queer Body: Desire, Trauma, and Transformation with Thomas Dooley (Online Only)
4 Monthly Sessions Wednesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT September 22 to December 22, 2021
Hopscotch: Leaping and Bounding through a Julio Cortázar Classic with Samuel Rutter (Online Only)
5 Sessions Wednesdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT September 22 to December 15, 2021
Crossing the Lines: A Mixed Genre Workshop with Dawn Raffel$395
Once a week Wednesdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT September 22 to October 27, 2021
Unlocking Your Novel by Looking Within with Chelsea Bieker — Sold Out$150
Friday - Sunday 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT September 24 to September 26, 2021
Writing from Nature with Madeleine Watts$495
Once a week Mondays, 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT September 27 to November 15, 2021
Transgressing Gender in the Nineteenth-Century French Novel with Lise Schreier (In Person Only)
6 Sessions Tuesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT September 28 to December 21, 2021
Kazuo Ishiguro: The Early Works with Miriam Tuliao (Online Only) — Sold Out
4 Monthly Sessions Tuesdays, 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT September 28 to December 21, 2021
Closer to the Truth: Translating Memory into Fiction with Debra Jo Immergut — Sold Out$495
Once a week Tuesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT September 28 to November 16, 2021
Women Crime Fiction Writers of the 1940s and '50s with Dr. Frankie Y. Bailey (Online Only) — Sold Out$140
4 Monthly Sessions Wednesdays, 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT September 29 to December 22, 2021
Detours and Dead Ends: On the Value of Wonder and Wandering in Crime Fiction with William Boyle$395
Once a week Wednesdays, 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT September 29 to November 3, 2021
Children’s Books: Writing, Illustrating, and Understanding the Industry with Katie Yamasaki (In Person)$495
Once a week Wednesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT September 29 to November 17, 2021
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolio with Rebecca Falkoff and Joseph Perna (Online Only)$175
4 Sessions Mondays, 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT October 4 to December 6, 2021
Character Development: Challenging the Binary with Wayétu Moore$125
Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 am EDT - 12:15 pm EDT October 6 to October 7, 2021
Reading Alice Walker with Dr. Regina A. Bernard, Ph.D. (Online Only)
4 Monthly Sessions Thursdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT October 14, 2021 to January 6, 2022
The Invisible Art: Re-seeing Revision with Peter Ho Davies$125
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm EDT - 4:15 pm EDT October 16 to October 17, 2021
Members Only: The LiterariansFree
Wednesday, 12:30 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT October 20, 2021
Criminal Minds: How to Craft Compelling Psychological Suspense with Alison Gaylin$150
Friday - Sunday 2:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT October 22 to October 24, 2021
Narrative Truth: How Fiction Can Serve Your Nonfiction with Courtney Zoffness$150
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT October 23 to October 24, 2021
Virtual KidsReading Club: The Jumbies
Saturday, 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT October 23, 2021