Library Continues Second Season of Writing Workshops

The Kansas City Public Library is continuing the second season of its popular online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers interested in developing their writing skills.

The classes, taught by graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, are: Found Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Academic Writing.

Each is offered online via Zoom. RSVPs are required, using the links below. Class sizes will be limited, and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Wednesdays, November 3 through December 1
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Sometimes a poet reads an old postcard, a newspaper, or some other written item and sees that with a few adjustments, a poem can be fashioned from the prose. In this four-week course, students compose one poem a week using words that someone else wrote, lending new meaning and insight. 

Details | At Capacity


Wednesdays, November 3 through December 1
7 – 9:30 p.m.

Designed for students who are unfamiliar with creative writing, as well as those looking to explore boundaries and challenge themselves, this workshop focuses on the writing and study of creative nonfiction. The course entails an abundance of reading, discussion, and revision of text. 

Details | At Capacity


Wednesdays, November 3 through December 1
6 - 8 p.m.

Created for high school and college students who are looking to improve their academic writing, this class focuses on developing topics, organizing ideas, writing and revising a draft, and proofreading.  

Details |  RSVP


Courses are made possible by proceeds from the annual Writers for Readers fundraising event.