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 levels of writers are welcome. Prices are as marked. Limited scholarships offered first-come, per program.

Learn more about each instructor by clicking on their names.

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Playing with Story Structure

2 Tuesdays, May 11 & 18, 2021

6-8 PM (Eastern Time)

This workshop occurs over the course of 2 Tuesdays.

Your registration covers both classes.

ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: 

There are as many ways to tell stories as there are stories to tell. Some writers choose straightforward, traditional approaches, while others experiment with alternative structures inspired by recipes, liner notes, instruction manuals, and quizzes. We’ll look at examples of nonfiction and fiction that borrow from different forms and do exercises and experiments, trying a variety of approaches while discussing what makes a story’s structure effective. 

Led by Nancy McCabe

CROSS-GENRE: FICTION & NONFICTION --

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

 

Being with Plants:
Breath, Collaboration, & Poetry
Saturday, May 15, 2021
1-3 PM (Eastern Time)

ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: 

Our ecological connectivity with plants and animals can provide a wellspring of knowledge and inspiration, enabling us to (re)discover strategies for living in the world, to grieve and heal after loss, and to re-align our thinking toward rootedness, kinship, community, and sustainability. This session will focus on writing and reflective practices to find meaningful connections in times of uncertainty. We’ll learn from the plants with which we share space and collaborate with them and each other in this workshop of breath, contemplation, and poetry. 

Led by Megan Kaminski

POETRY -- ALL LEVELS WELCOME

 

Dialogue:
Speaking Life into Your Characters
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
6-8 PM (Eastern Time)

ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: 

How often have you written dialogue that made you want to walk away from the notebook or the computer and cry? This workshop is designed to elevate your dialogue to a master level as well as move your plot to new levels of greatness. No matter how well developed your characters are, it means nothing if the words coming out of their mouths fall flat or lack depth. In just a few hours, you will walk away with the tools necessary to write powerful, evocative dialogue that will be memorable to your readers.

Led by Angela Jackson-Brown

FICTION -- ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Reflect & Restore Through Writing, Part 2
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
5:00-6:30 PM (Eastern Time)

ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: 

This writing workshop will be an opportunity to share feelings about our lives during the pandemic in a safe and supportive environment where we will connect through writing. We will look at poems by Alberto Rios, Ellen Bass and Ada Limon for inspiration and participants will be provided time to generate new writing. No prior writing experience required and beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Led by Susan Buttenwieser

POETRY -- ALL LEVELS WELCOME

You do not need to have attended Part 1 to enroll!

 

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.