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Our popular online creative writing classes return for 2022 with a new series exploring two genres closely connected to memory: personal essay and poetry. Taught by WLS Reading Champion Dan Keane, the sessions will offer writerly insight, useful craft tricks, a warm community, and a fresh dose of inspiration to tell your story. 

No experience is necessary, and all classes are free. In each class we’ll discuss a short reading—sign up to receive a copy in advance. Each session can stand alone, and you can attend as few or as many as you like. Come join us! 

Sign up: Click here to receive the readings and Zoom link. 

Questions? Email 


From Memory to Poetry  
How to capture a moment in verse—and make it surprise both you and your reader  

Class 1: Writing Off the Subject
Tuesday 14 June 7-8:30 p.m.
OR Wednesday 15 June 10-11:30 a.m.
Readings by Linda Gregerson, Chen Chen, and Richard Hugo​

Class 2: Revising Off the Subject

Tuesday 21 June 7-8:30 p.m.  

OR Wednesday 22 June 10-11:30 a.m.

Readings by Ofelia Zepeda, Philip Levine, and Richard Hugo

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