Library’s Popular Writing Classes Return

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Kansas City Public Library’s online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers return the week of September 26, 2022, with sessions on screenwriting and sharing personal stories. Taught by John Ingle and Thomas White – graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City MFA Program in Creative Writing – the entire lineup will be offered online.

The Library also is preparing to start production on a series of short videos in which fellow UMKC graduate student Hayley Brown, who is also assisting with the Library's Maya Angelou literary award, provides tutoring on eliminating common writing mistakes.

RSVPs are required for the classes, using the links below. Space is limited, and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

**UPDATE 9/26/22 - Both of these classes are now at capacity and registrations are closed.

Screenwriting 101

Mondays, September 26 – December 12

6-8 p.m.

Learn how to write a screenplay from the inception of an idea to the refined final product. You'll learn to pitch your ideas, develop the concept into an outline, and write and revise script pages, all while receiving feedback from your instructor and fellow classmates. There will also be advice on how to get your screenplay noticed.

More InformationAT CAPACITY | Registrations closed

Telling Your Story: Crafting Noteworthy Truths

Tuesdays, September 27 – December 13

6-8 p.m.

Your life’s events hold all the elements of a captivating tale. We’ll give you the tools to take your anecdotes from yawns to fascinating yarns -- through workshops, interactive lessons, and thoughtful prompts. We’ll cover concise writing, the art of deft editing, and how to incorporate the potent mechanisms of fiction and myth to frame your true narratives. Forms can range from memoir to podcast, short bio, spoken word performances, and more.

More Information   AT CAPACITY | Registrations closed


Classes are made possible by proceeds from the 2021 Writers for Readers fundraising event.