I'm teaching three classes this winter on the three subjects I presumably know best - Story Structure, Musicals and Humor.
1) Story Structure - http://atticwritersworkshop.com/workshop/winter-workshop-fiction-workshop-story-structure-tuesdays
It happens to every writer--you start your novel, memoir, screenplay, or play full of excitement and then the story fizzles before you're halfway through. The answer is to master the techniques of story structure. This class focuses on how to build a page-turning tale that will keep readers up all night. Students will work in class on the mechanics of their stories-in-progress, regardless of the where you are in the process.
Time: Tuesdays, 10-weeks, 7:30-9:30pm, January 19 - March 23 @ The Attic Writers Workshop
Total Fee: $330
Deposit: $100 (non-refundable)
2) Mastering Musicals - http://www.pcs.org/classes/#Mastering%20Musicals
Sure, Broadway musicals are fun, but there’s more to them than you think. This class focuses on the basic structural components that go into crafting a musical. Through thoughtful analysis and discussion of extensive video footage, both fans and practitioners will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of this indigenous American art form.
Course dates: Mondays, Feb. 1 – Mar. 22, from 7pm to 9pm @ Portland Center Stage
3) Laughing Matters - How to be Funny Even if You're Not
No matter what genre you work in, humor is an essential (and welcome) tool in the writer's toolkit. And like any other aspect of writing, it's a tool you can learn to use, even if you're not naturally funny. All levels and genres welcome.
Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00pm, in the loft at Annie Bloom's Books
Begins: January 31st
$330 for 10 classes ($60 deposit)
Register by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org