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Below is a list of our upcoming classes and workshops. To register, just complete the form on the Registration page, and we'll send you a confirmation with additional class and billing information.

You can also call us directly at 937-475-5177 to register.

Visit our
Contact Us page if you'd like for us to design a special program specific to you or your group's writing needs.

Summer 2020 Classes

Date

Class Description

 

ABOUT OUR ONLINE CLASSES:

 
Online classes will be conducted via Zoom. If you do not have a Zoom account yet, simply go to Zoom and register for a basic (FREE) account. Please note that you DO NOT have to pay for the ability to join a Zoom meeting. 

Please remember that you must have signed up for the Zoom account BEFORE you can join a class. If you've never used Zoom before, their website offers a free, easy video tutorial, and the ability to test your sound and video in advance.

Once you are registered, the instructor will email you the handout for the class and the Zoom invitation (the link to the meeting) the night before the class.  

Tuesday--
August 18,
6:30-8:30pm (EST)

CRAFT A LA CARTE: POINT OF VIEW--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Point of View (POV), otherwise known as the narrating voice of your novel, is one of the first and most important decisions a writer makes when starting a new work. Whether to write in first person or third person--how do you decide on the POV for your novel? How do you know which style of narration is right for your story? This workshop is full of tips and exercises to help you examine the pros and cons of our POV choices and will examine how "who tells the story controls the story." (Suggested ages 18 and up)

Price: $35 

Tuesdays--
 
6:30-8:30pm (EST)

THE WRITER'S 12-STEP PROGRAM: WRITE YOUR NOVEL IN A YEAR--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

 
In 2017 Word’s Worth launched its inaugural Writer’s 12-Step Program: Write Your Novel Draft in a Year, and our third class began in September 2019. In this class a community of writers all endeavor to complete the first draft of a novel in one year’s time.
 
If you’ve ever tried National Novel Writing Month, this is the same idea, but this plan is a little more sustainable and doable with the rest of your life’s obligations. This community meets together on the second Tuesday of each month from September 2019 to August 2020. In between sessions you’ll generate new work, meet with break out “writing groups,” and be connected to a private internet group where you’ll receive a monthly “check-in” with instructor Katrina Kittle as well as receive motivational and accountability posts along the way.
 
Instead of simply saying, “By this time next year I’ll have my book done,” this program will give you a game plan, frequent deadlines, check points, craft lessons, and the collective creative energy of other kindred spirits attempting the same goal. This program is for any FICTION writer ready to truly commit to their work. Any genre of fiction is welcome. Memoir writers seeking this kind of community and accountability are welcome, but please understand that the instructional focus will be on the craft of fiction (but creative nonfiction writers use these same techniques) Each month will have a focus (although material will change based on the individual needs of group members). (Suggested ages 18 and up)

 

Third Trimester Package

May: Theme and Symbols

June: Openings and Closings

July: Readers and Revision--The Value of Objective Eyes

August: Celebration and Next Steps

LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419

Price: $55 each, or package of 4 for $200 

This series of classes is now closed. If you'd like to sign up for our 2020 Class, beginning in September, please visit our Registration Page. 

Writer's 12 Step Trimester 3, May-August, $200

Writer's 12 Step, May Class-Theme and Symbols, $55

Writer's 12 Step, June Class-Openings and Closings, $55

Writer's 12 Step, July Class-Readers and Revision--The Value of Objective Eyes, $55

Writer's 12 Step, August Class-Celebration and Next Steps, $55

Word's Worth Writing Connections * Phone: 937-475-5177 * Email: dmcg@wordsworthdayton.com *