CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES 

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! 

When: See full schedule below. 

Where: Online via Zoom. 

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

Questions? Email dan@wls.org.nz 

SCHEDULE: 

 

Writing the Personal Essay: Characters & Lies  
How to make yourself a vivid voice on the page--and how far you can stretch the truth to do it 

  • Class 1: Wednesday 16 March, 7-8:30 p.m. 

  • Class 1: Thursday 17 March, 10-11:30 a.m. 

  • Class 2: Wednesday 23 March, 7-8:30 p.m.  

  • Class 2: Thursday 24 March, 10-11:30 a.m.  

 

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

  • Class 1: Wednesday 13 April, 7-8:30 p.m.  

  • Class 1: Thursday 14 April, 10-11:30 a.m. 

  • Class 2: Wednesday 20 April, 7-8:30 p.m.  

  • Class 2: Thursday 21 April, 10-11:30 a.m.  

 

Writing the Personal Essay: Revelations & Arguments  

How to write your memory a conclusion—and invite your reader to share it 

  • Class 1: Wednesday 11 May, 7-8:30 p.m. 

  • Class 1: Thursday 12 May, 10-11:30 a.m.  

  • Class 2: Wednesday 18 May, 7-8:30 p.m.  

  • Class 2: Thursday 19 May, 10-11:30 a.m. 

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- Due to unforeseen circumstances this class has been cancelled.

- Due to unforeseen circumstances this class has been cancelled.