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.


Authentic Authoring & Confessional Writing 

December 12, 2020


Whether you write poetry or (non)fiction, your readers are curious about the relationship between YOU as a writer and the YOU on the page -- the voice of your speaker, character, or narrator. In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the elusive concept of authenticity in writing with three mini-lessons, each accompanied by an expressive example, a creative chat, and a provocative prompt.

Led by Michael Baumann, assistant professor of communication and speech and debate coach at Marian University in Indianapolis, where he has headlined at more than 20 performance poetry venues and taught workshops to poets of every age. Other than saying it to people, he's never published a poem, which is his 2020 aim. 


START DATE        Saturday, Dec. 12

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  1:00pm - 3:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Michael Baumann

VENUE               Online


Writing & Healing

December 15, 2020


Louise De Salva compares writing to a fixer, the chemical in photography that stabilizes the image. She is one of many advocates for using writing to discover our strength, power, wisdom, energy, and creativity as a route to managing stressful events and finding healing from difficult experience. In addition, studies have shown physiological effects from expressive writing such as reduced heart rates and blood pressure and strengthened immune system. This interactive workshop will explore some of the techniques—many of which intersect with practices for artistically strong work—for using writing as a means of transformation and healing.

Nancy McCabe directs the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and teaches in the low residency MFA program at the Spalding University School of Creative and Professional Writing. Her work has received a Pushcart and been recognized eight times on Best American Notable Lists. She is the author of four previous books of nonfiction and a novel. She lives in Bradford, PA.


START DATE        Tuesday, Dec. 15

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  6:00pm - 8:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Nancy McCabe

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.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Louisville Literary Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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