LitSpace Classes

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Since June 2015, Keep St Pete Lit is proud to have partnered with the Morean Arts Center for the LitSpace Literary Arts Institute. LitSpace gives a voice to the community and helps create a vibrant new literary arts scene for our city. These are low-cost, professional-quality lessons in writing poetry and fiction, creativity workshops and other literary-inspired classes.

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Storytelling: The Art of Crafting Fiction

Storytelling: The Art of Crafting Fiction is an introduction to creative writing, led by Bob Schwartz, that is appropriate for all levels; it's for anyone who wishes to pursue writing as a creative outlet. Although the focus is fiction writing this class will also be helpful to the creative non-fiction writer, as we will address topics pertinent to all forms of creative writing. Class hours will be spent sharing information, ideas and writing. Saturday, October 14 and 28 (10:00am-12:00pm)

Urban Construct: Creative Cartography

To ask for a map is to say tell me a story. Maps, like writing, are acts of exploration and presentation. In this creative mapping workshop, with Sabrina Dalla Valle working from memory, we will choose a familiar neighborhood of St Petersburg and entertain the following questions to experience a different visualization of space and a different relationship to 'the familiar'. Then we will examine a number of unique maps to learn how to make a physical rendering of these new discoveries and tell our visual story. Saturday, October 28 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Writer's Gym

One of the best ways to work out your writing muscles is to share your work with other writers. This class offers a constructive, supportive environment where you can give and receive feedback from your peers, as well as creative writing exercises. Instructor Bob Schwartz will moderate the class and be available to offer advice as well. This class is for everyone who writes fiction and non-fiction! Please bring 1-2 pages of your work for sharing, or use your in-class exercise(s) as material for gaining feedback on your writing. Saturday, November 4 (10:00am-12:00pm)

Poet's Gym

Join instructor Cole Bellamy for an ongoing comprehensive workshop and study group for poetry, students are encouraged to bring their poems to be read and discussed by the class. We will also engage in exercises and assignments meant to further poetic skill and innovation. *This is an ongoing class, which will be meeting the first Saturday of every month. Saturday, November 4 (1:00-3:00pm)

Storytelling: The Art of Crafting Fiction

Storytelling: The Art of Crafting Fiction is an introduction to creative writing, led by Bob Schwartz, that is appropriate for all levels; it's for anyone who wishes to pursue writing as a creative outlet. Although the focus is fiction writing this class will also be helpful to the creative non-fiction writer, as we will address topics pertinent to all forms of creative writing. Class hours will be spent sharing information, ideas and writing. Saturday, November 18 (10:00am-12:00pm)

The Secrets of Essay Writing

In this class with instructor Lisa L. Kirchner we will discuss how getting your work published involves more than great writing. We'll discuss how writers get published, and talk about getting your byline published. Saturday, November 18 (1:00pm-3:00pm)