Writing Inspired by Impressionism: Monet and Pissarro – Spring 2018

Thursday, 4/12, 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Write creatively, inspired by the masterpieces of Impressionist artists Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. After viewing works and learning about the artists’ stories, instructor Laura Ehrke has created a set of creative writing exercises that will guide you to a better understanding of the relevance of their works. You will…

Writing Inspired by Impressionism: Seurat and Van Gogh – Spring 2018

Thursday, 4/19, 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Write creatively, inspired by the masterpieces of Impressionist artists Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh. After viewing works and learning about the artists’ stories, instructor Laura Ehrke will guide you through creative and fun writing exercises relevant to their works. You will be amazed at the writing that flows from…

Art Institute of Chicago: A Writing Tour – Spring 2018

Thursday, 5/3, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join us as we tour the world-renowned Impressionism collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. We will start by looking at key pieces by Monet, Pissarro, Seurat, Van Gogh, and other masters. Choose your favorites to complete some guided creative writing exercises. You’ll be amazed at what this in-person experience will…

Writing Inspired by Musee D’Orsay and More – Spring 2018

Thursday, 4/26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Travel virtually to some of the world’s best collections of Impressionist masterpieces. Our online visits to sites such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Musee d’Orsay in Paris, National Gallery in London, and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will include virtual tours and curators’ videos. Gain insights into…

The World Pen: An Aural Writing Adventure – Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., 4/24-5/15. Write creatively inspired by sounds of music from around the globe. You will express your impressions as you listen to various world music. Learn techniques to improve writing creativity and gain a new understanding of how music can transport us. Spend one class watching the music being created by live artists….

Novel Writing Workshop

Writers who have begun a novel are invited to present and get feedback from others in the same boat! Discuss elements of your novel, engage in group writing exercises, and experience the encouragement to get that unfinished masterpiece back on track! We will also briefly look at the process of preparing your manuscript for submission…

Write a Novel in 30 Days Workshop: The NaNoWriMo Challenge

Writing a novel is a momentous achievement that can take years of work. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to create your first draft in thirty days. Is this possible? Yes! Every year, authors meet the challenge. Many turn their NaNoWriMo drafts into published books. Take the express route to achieving your authoring dreams with this accelerated novel workshop. We will review novel…

Blogging Students’ Showcase

Congratulations to my newest bloggers! During our four-week course, these students progressed from having minimal or no blogging experience to becoming active bloggers. Be sure to check out these amazing blogs they have created and share them with friends: Caffe con Leche: Motherhood, Love, Beauty Drowning in Panic: Overcoming Panic and Surviving Girl Who Dances…