Upcoming Virtual Classes

LLA is pleased to offer the following types of virtual classes: 

  • Seminars are lecture-style presentations. 

  • Workshops are interactive, offer small class sizes, and are generative in nature. Choose the class that bests fits your writing needs.

 

All level of writers welcome. Prices as marked.

Creative Self Care: Coming Out of Lockdown

October 15, 22, 29, & November 5 2020

 

ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: 

In these pandemic days, our creative selves may have gone into lockdown. In this generative four-week workshop, we will come together with the intention of coaxing our creativity out into the open again, through the use of writing prompts as well as a variety of active and passive non-writing activities incorporating readings, music, gentle movement, and drawing, all with the goal of creating a sense of space and possibility in which the words can flow again. You can come with a writing idea in mind or not, but come prepared to relax, have fun, and be encouraged! You will leave with new ideas about how to reenter your creative space and some new writing based on the generative prompts we complete together. 

Course supplies: Headphones, paper, a pen, drawing/coloring implements (pencils, crayons, markers…), tape or glue stick, and a magazine or two.

Led by Katy Yocom, author of Three Ways To Disappear.

[ALL LEVELS WELCOME]

START DATE        Thursdays, Oct. 15th-Nov. 5

NOTE                 Four-weeks

TIME                  6:00pm - 8:00pm

COST                 $80 / $60 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Katy Yocom

VENUE               Online

 

Reflections & Mirrors:

Writing and Publishing Your Memoir

November 17, 2020

ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: 

Have you ever wanted to write a book about your life? Explore your life story during a reflective workshop with author and publisher Tytianna Wells who will help you write and complete your memoir/autobiography. During this session, please bring writing pieces, artifacts (photos, original journal writings, etc.), and all creative ideas as you reflect on, write, and share your story!

Bring to class: photos, original journal writings, mementos, or other personal artifacts

Led by Tytianna Wells, author of "When Hip Hop Met Poetry: An Urban Love Story" and "#Am I Next?: A poetic movement for political reform and Black liberation"

[ALL LEVELS WELCOME]

START DATE        Tuesday, Nov. 17

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  6:00pm - 8:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Tytianna Wells

VENUE               Online

To The Letter:

Affecting Big Change in Your Poetry with the Smallest Details

November 19, 2020

 

ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: 

In this workshop, we will think about how shifting our focus from the bigger elements of a poem (line, sentence, and stanza) to the smaller units of composition (the letter and the word) can invigorate our writing practice. To do this, we will read and discuss examples from poets Inger Christensen (trans. Susanna Nied), Carolyn Forché, Harryette Mullen, and Claire Wahmanholm, then get to work writing our own poetry, letter by letter and word by intentional word.

Led by Kristi Maxwellauthor of seven books of poems, including My My (Saturnalia Books, 2020); Realm Sixty-four, editor's choice for the Sawtooth Poetry Prize; Hush Sessions, editor's choice for the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; and Re-, finalist for the National Poetry Series. She's an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville.

[ALL LEVELS WELCOME]

START DATE        Thursday, Nov. 19

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  6:00pm - 8:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Kristi Maxwell

VENUE               Online

Prices are as marked

LLA members receive a 25% discount on registrations, unless otherwise indicated.

Video playback will be available to all who register.

If you cannot make the live event, register and receive a link to the recorded webinar. Interactive workshops will be recorded, but recording links will only be available to pre-registered participants.

Webinar recordings cannot be discounted unless members purchase registration BEFORE the event.

Scholarships available on limited basis. To see our cancellation policy click here.

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