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.

Learn more about each instructor by clicking on their names.

Poetry Derby FREE Workshop

Saturday, January 16, 2021


Writing & Healing

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

2 sessions available!


Louise De Salvo 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.

Led by Nancy McCabe 


First session:

START DATE        Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  6:00pm - 8:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Nancy McCabe

VENUE               Online

Second session:

START DATE        Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  10:00am - 12:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Nancy McCabe

VENUE               Online


Writing With Scissors:

Collage in Image & Text

Thursday, January 21, 2021


In this generative workshop, we will combine cut-out images with written texts to create collage writing that taps into our visual imaginations as well as our verbal creativity. The emphasis will be on exploring and discovering. Prompted by playful, in-class writing exercises that build up gradually into short texts and by crafting hands-on construction of layered imagery, we’ll learn to appreciate the unconscious relationship between images and words.


Supply list:

  1. Scissors

  2. Glue or paste (Elmer’s glue or YES paste works)

  3. Paper (anything from construction paper to regular copy paper, various sizes if possible)

  4. Images (nothing special: cut-outs from magazines, old books, newspapers, internet, old photos, postcards, etc., whatever looks interesting—especially good to find various colors and shades and styles of imagery)

  5. Paper & pen for writing exercises


*You can make the cut-outs ahead if you want, or do it during the class. You can also make photocopies of images from original source material (mags, photos, etc) if you don’t want to cut them out.

Led by Dianne Aprile 


START DATE        Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  6:00pm - 8:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Dianne Aprile

VENUE               Online


Developing Your Poetry Collection:

From Concept to Publication

Saturday, January 23, 2021


Before you get up in front of an audience and read from your book, both you and your manuscript go through various stages. The (sometimes ambiguous) stages Katerina has identified and would like to discuss are: conception, writing, compiling, editing, publishing, and marketing. This workshop is designed to provide insights to the considerations and skills necessary to successfully complete each stage and move on to the next. Be ready to learn what to expect, and hear tips on how not to get stuck, how to recognize if you’re making progress, how to make sure you’re focusing on what you have control over, how to keep yourself motivated through all this, and more.

Led by Katerina Stoykova


START DATE        Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021

NOTE                 1-day

TIME                  1:00pm - 3:00pm

COST                 $30 / $23 LLA Members

INSTRUCTOR        Katerina Stoykova

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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