Library Launches Second Season of Writing Workshops

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Writing classes are at capacity. Additional sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. 

The Kansas City Public Library is launching a 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: Poetry Workshop, Introduction to Fiction Writing, Writing in the Digital Age, and Screenwriting 101.

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.

***NOTE: CLASSES AT CAPACITY. Additional sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. ***
 

POETRY WORKSHOP

Wednesdays, September 22 through October 13
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn more about poetry forms, write your own poems, and help fellow participants hone their writing. Seeing how others experience and think about your poem helps guide your own revisions.

Details***CLASS AT CAPACITY***


INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING

Wednesdays, September 22 through October 13
6 – 8 p.m.

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

Details |   ***CLASS AT CAPACITY***


WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Tuesdays, September 21 through October 12
7-9:30 PM

Explore useful techniques when writing for the web. Learn how to write successful blogs, create meaningful and engaging content, and build a functional website.

Details |   ***CLASS AT CAPACITY***


SCREENWRITING 101

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 22 through October 13
7-9:30 PM

Learn the basics of screenwriting, from developing a concept to creating an outline, writing a script, and pitching your idea. Also included: Tips for getting your screenplay noticed.

Details |   ***CLASS AT CAPACITY***
 
Courses are made possible by proceeds from the annual Writers for Readers fundraising event.