Library Continues Series of Online Writing Classes

The Kansas City Public Library continues its series of online writing classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers interested in developing their writing skills for personal reasons or to help advance their careers.

They are taught by Lynn Snyder and Shannon Moran, graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City MFA Program in Creative Writing. Returning courses are: Writing Found Poems, Personal Writing in Unprecedented Times, and Adventures in Creative Writing.

A new class – Writing 101 – has been added.

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

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Adventures in Creative Writing

Mondays and Wednesdays, November 16 through December 9

12:30-1:45 p.m.

This course focuses on the basics of writing -- character development, dialogue, image crafting, structure, point of view, and artful language choice -- through careful reading, analysis, discussion, and practice.

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Personal Writing in Unprecedented Times

Mondays and Wednesdays, November 16 through December 9

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Participants will learn to think about their own unique perspectives and what that can lend to creating writing. The course focuses on three genres of creative nonfiction: prose poem, personal essay, and memoir or micro-memoir.

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Writing 101

Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 17 through December 10

6:45-8 p.m.

Ideal for beginning writers, this class will utilize a writers’ workshop format to help students learn the basics of writing. The instructor will provide writing prompts to use in class and between classes. Students may also choose their topics. Participants will learn how to give helpful feedback and  revise their writing as they gain new insights.

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Writing Found Poems

Wednesdays, November 18 through December 9

6-8 p.m.

Participants will write a poem each week, adapting words written by someone else to give them new meaning and insight. The interplay between the source and the new poem adds another layer of meaning.

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Courses are made possible by proceeds from the 2019 Writers for Readers fundraising event.