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Fantastic Ekphrastic! A Creative Writing Class (online) with Molly Haile

ONLINE SESSION
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Have you ever looked closely at a painting and imagined a story to go with the scene in front of you? Welcome to ekphrasis, which is when a writer takes inspiration from a piece of art to create a story, essay, or poem. In this class we’ll look at and discuss examples of ekphrasis before […]

Inner Landscapes (in person) with Betsy Bevan

Hirsch Classroom on 1st floor 1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio #130, Greensboro, United States

Join Greensboro-based artist Betsy Bevan to learn how to use pastels and journaling to explore your inner self through expressive arts. Registration is required. Registration closes the day before class. If you register but are then not able to make it to class, please be sure to unregister on the website so that another participant […]

Fiction Writing Studio: Generating Ideas (online) with Molly Haile

ONLINE SESSION
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How do you come up with an idea for a fictional story? In this creative writing class we’ll discuss where fiction writers find inspiration for their stories, and then we’ll have some fun drafting a first sentence for our own potential stories! No creative writing experience necessary. Registration is required. Registration will close at noon […]

Integrating Contemplative Wellness (online) with Eowyn Ahlstrom

ONLINE SESSION
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Join Eowyn Ahlstrom for a session exploring how to create your own journey to wellbeing and peace, whatever your health status may be today. With guided meditation and reflection, journaling and group sharing, this session will support you to discover what you really wish for in your personal wellness journey and how to start moving […]

Fiction Writing Studio: Conflict & Plot (online) with Molly Haile

ONLINE SESSION
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In real life, we'd all prefer less conflict and fewer plans gone awry, but that would be boring in fiction! In books and movies, we want to see how characters navigate trouble. In this class, we'll look at how writers create tension in their stories, and then we'll have fun creating some trouble for our […]

Once Upon a Time: Writing Our Stories (in person) with Betsy Bevan

Hirsch Classroom on 1st floor 1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio #130, Greensboro, United States

We will use guided imagery to craft new stories about your life. All levels welcome. Registration is required.  Registration will close at noon on the day before class. If you have any questions, please contact the Hirsch Office at 336.209.0259 or email admin@hirschcenter.org.

Fiction Writing Studio: Conflict & Plot (online) with Molly Haile

ONLINE SESSION
Virtual Event Virtual Event

In real life, we’d all prefer less conflict and fewer plans gone awry, but that would be boring in fiction! In books and movies, we want to see how characters navigate trouble. In this class, we’ll look at how writers create tension in their stories, and then we’ll have fun creating some trouble for our […]

Fiction Writing Studio: People I’d like to Meet…or Not (online) with Molly Haile

ONLINE SESSION
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Which characters from your favorite books, movies, and TV shows are unforgettable? What makes some fictional characters so realistic and interesting? In this creative writing class, we'll talk about writing interesting and believable characters -- people who come to life on the page -- and then we'll create our own! No creative writing experience is […]

Creative Writing: What is Spoken, What is Said (in person) with Molly Haile

Hirsch Classroom on 1st floor 1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio #130, Greensboro, United States

In this creative writing class, we’ll talk about how real-life conversations aren’t just about the words spoken. Together, we’ll read examples of conversations in nonfiction and fiction writing and look at the many ways writers reveal what’s really going on between two (or more) people speaking to each other. Having primed our creative pumps, we’ll […]

Creative Writing: Back to the Future! (online) with Molly Haile

ONLINE SESSION
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Let’s time travel! Ancient Pompeii? The Roaring '20’s? Which time period in history fascinates you? In this creative writing class, we’ll have some fun writing either fiction or nonfiction stories (your choice) set in a different era. We’ll also talk about how to use research to add texture to scenes and stories set in the […]

Poetry of the Heart (in person) with Betsy Bevan

Hirsch Classroom on 1st floor 1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio #130, Greensboro, United States

In this expressive arts class, we will write stories from our life experiences and matters of the heart. There will be prompts for freewriting of our stories. From that we will create poems and visual art inspired by our poetry! Registration will close at noon on the day before class. If you have any questions, […]

Creative Writing: The Wonder and Confusion of Childhood (in person) with Molly Haile

Hirsch Classroom on 1st floor 1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio #130, Greensboro, United States

When you were a little kid, did you believe the seeds you swallowed would grow a watermelon in your belly? Did your parents' black and white photos make you think they grew up in a colorless world? In this creative writing class, we'll use Nikki Giovanni and Seamus Heaney's reflections on childhood, mothers, and fathers […]