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Summer Classes at the Loft

Posted on Wed, Apr 26 2017 9:00 am by Sara Krassin


Block out some time and circle your calendars, summer classes are here! Summer at the Loft is full of vital conversations, creative outlets, and opportunities to connect. Whether this is your first class at the Loft, or you're a regular returning for more, it can be hard to choose from the dozens of options available each season. Don’t worry: I’ve culled the depths of our catalog to create this condensed list of offerings. There really is something for everyone!

Creative Nonfiction

The Art of the Essay  l  Frank Bures
Intermediate  l  8/5  l  Saturday  l  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $52.50  Mem $47.25

Beyond Tough Questions: The Art of the Interview  l  Ana Marie Cox
Open to All Levels  l  7/15  l  Saturday  l  1-5 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $70  Mem $63

Imagination and Truth in Creative Nonfiction  l  Erin Sharkey
Intermediate  l  7/13-8/17  l  Thursdays  l  6-8 p.m.  l  6 sessions  l  Reg $210  Mem $189


Structuring the Novel  l  Sally Franson
Advanced  l  6/13-8/8  l  Tuesdays  l  6-8 p.m.  l  8 sessions  l  Reg $280  Mem $252

Why Am I Laughing? Interrogating Funny Fiction  l  Josh Cook
Open to All Levels  l  6/13-8/8  l  Tuesdays  l  6-8 p.m.  l  8 sessions  l  Reg $280  Mem $252

Writing the Apocalypse  l  Allison Wyss
Open to All Levels  l  7/15  l  Saturday  l  1-5 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $70  Mem $63


The Art of Imitation: Using the Works of Master Poets  l  Jude Nutter
Open to All Levels  l  6/14-8/9  l  Wednesdays  l  6-8 p.m.  l  8 sessions  l  Reg $280  Mem $252

Birds, Beasts, Flowers and Trees: Summer Nature Poetry  l  Thomas R. Smith
Open to All Levels  l  7/11-8/15  l  Tuesdays  l  6-8 p.m.  l  6 sessions  l  Reg $210  Mem $189

Walking the Poetic Line  l  Benjamin Voigt
Advanced  l  7/22  l  Saturday  l  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $122.50  Mem $110.25


Beyond Craft: Reading as Writers  l  Patrick Nathan
Open to All Levels  l  6/15-8/10  l  Thursdays  l  6-8 p.m.  l  8 sessions  l  Reg $280  Mem $252

But I'm Not Funny! Tools For Finding The Humor In You And Your Writing  l  Heather Meyer
Open to All Levels  l  7/29  l  Saturday  l  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $52.50  Mem $47.25

Mindfulness Practices for Writing the Natural World  l  Greta Gaard
Open to All Levels  l  7/29  l  Saturday  l  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $122.50  Mem $110.25

The Publishing Partnership  l  Dawn Frederick & Jake Klisivitch
Open to All Levels  l  7/22  l  Saturdays  l  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $122.50  Mem $110.25

Research and Writing: Children's Nonfiction for Education  l  Lisa M. Bolt Simons
Intermediate  l  6/24  l  Saturday  l  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  l  1 session  l  Reg $105  Mem $94.50

Women's Stories: A Summer Reading Journey  l  Virginia Wright-Peterson
Open to All Levels  l  7/12-8/2  l  Wednesdays  l  6-8 p.m.  l  4 sessions  l  Reg $96  Mem $86.40


Beneath the Surface: Exploring Subtext  l  Allison Wyss
Advanced  l  6/14-7/26  l  6 weeks  l  Reg $234  Mem $210.60

Comic Writing & Graphic Narrative  l  Sophia Wiedeman
Open to All Levels  l  6/14-8/9  l  8 weeks  l  Reg $312  Mem $280.80

Contrasting Styles: Character & Voice  l  Selena Anderson
Advanced  l  6/7-8/2  l  8 weeks  l  Reg $312  Mem $280.80

Scripted: Writing for TV and Film  l  Cristina Pippa
Open to All Levels  l  6/7-7/19  l  6 weeks  l  Reg $234  Mem $210.60

Still Life: Writing Memoir and Personal Essays with and about Photographs  l  Kaitlyn Teer
Open to All Levels  l  6/21-8/2  l  6 weeks  l  Reg $234  Mem $210.60

Using Poetry to Respond to the World  l  Sam Killmeyer
Open to All Levels  l  7/12-8/23  l  6 weeks  l  Reg $234  Mem $210.60

Still Can’t Decide?!

Online Summer Sampler
Beginning  l  6/5-6/30  l  4 weeks  l  Reg $80  Mem $72

This fun, low-stakes (and low-cost) class is designed for people who have never taken an online class and want to know how one works. You will get to sample several online classes, get to know some of our teaching artists, and dabble in different genres. The only prerequisite is that you are ready to begin writing!

Week 1:
Get Started Writing Invention Techniques  l  Jack Smith (from Micromanaging Your Short Story) 
Descriptive Writing  l  Jackie Cangro (from Back to Basics)

Week 2:
Poetry Personifcation  l  Jennifer Burd (from Mastering Metaphor)
Ekphrasis  l  LouAnn Muhm (from Poetry Inspired by Art)

Week 3:
Fiction Point of View  l  Brian Malloy (from Introduction to Short Story)
Beyond Point of View  l  Alison Wyss (Adapted from Four Revisions in Eight Weeks)

Week 4:
Multigenre & Mashups Hermit Crabs  l  Dorothy Bendel (from Finding the Right Form)
Patchwork Poems & Paragraphs  l  Sarah Sadie (from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy? Writer)