Library Continues Second Season of Writing Workshops

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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 craft.

The classes, taught by graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, cover topics ranging from poetry and fiction to journalism and screenwriting. 

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.

The Poet Looks Around: Poetry of Witness, Documentary Poetry, and Ecopoetry

Wednesdays, February 2 through February 23
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Art matters. Community matters. The environment matters. In this class, we express that through poetry. Explore writing about the world around us with poetry based on facts, news, and history. We look at techniques and read poems that are doing this kind of work. We will workshop poems each week.  

Details | **RSVPs Closed**

Journalism 101 

Tuesdays, February 1 through February 22
7 – 9 p.m.

Learn how to write opinion pieces and news articles like a journalist and, in the process, better identify opinion and news writing. Participants have the opportunity to explore their own interests in topics such as photojournalism, pop culture, and sports.  

Details**RSVPs Closed**

Screenwriting 101 

Mondays and Wednesdays, January 31 through February 23
7 - 9 p.m.

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

Details |  **RSVPs Closed**

Introduction to Fiction Writing 

Wednesdays, February 2 through February 23 
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**RSVPs Closed**
Courses are made possible by proceeds from the annual Writers for Readers fundraising event.