Creative Writing

Interested in writing fiction but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn how to create real characters, believable scenes, and unique story ideas? Have you only written nonfiction and not sure if you can write fiction? Then this online writing class is for you.

Live classes will be held online. All sessions begin at 6:00 PM (Pacific time) on Tuesdays (in June/July and October/November) – see start dates below. Video recordings will be made available after each class. Each session consists of lecture, group interaction, handouts, and writing assignments.

Registration is open now through the first day of class. Fee for new students is $75*, returning students $60*, and includes course, materials, weekly feedback, and unlimited access to class recordings.

What to expect from the class:

  • Tools to develop characters, plot, and setting.
  • Handouts and recommended resources.
  • Live classes where you can ask questions about your writing.
  • Detailed feedback from your instructor.
  • Weekly writing assignments.
  • A safe environment for sharing your stories.
  • Video recordings of each class.
  • Encouragement and personalized help with your writing.

Classes are open to writers of all experience levels. Writing practice and assignments will help participants empathize with their characters, craft realistic dialogue, and create memorable scenes; then put everything together to write several short stories.


New classes begin:

Fall Term:

Four-Week Class (Online through Levan Institute) – Begins September 4: Online live classes Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25; 6:00 – 7:30 pm (PST)  Register here: Levan Institute  (Note registration fee for this class is $30)

Six Week Class – Begins October 9: Online live classes Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13; 6:00 – 7:30 pm (PST)


Registration Fees:

New Students: $75*

Returning Students: $60*

*Fee for six-week class is shown above. The fee for the Levan class is $30.

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If you have questions or are interested in joining us for one of our upcoming classes, please submit the form below. Please indicate which class you are interested in.