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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/Fall 2017 Classes

Date

Class Description

Sessions
scheduled at
client's
convenience 
 

One-on-One Student Writing Instruction--Instructor: Paqui Toscano

Whether your middle school or high school student is looking for regular writing practice or to brush up on skills and prepare for the years ahead, Paqui Toscano is the guide for your student. Through personal, one-on-one instruction developed around each student’s needs, you will find your young writer experiencing growth and improvement for any future writing challenges.   

 

Services include:

  • College essay writing and application advice
  • Standardized test practice
  • Honing close-read and literary analysis skills in poetry, non-fiction, and fiction
  • Essay structure and development guidance
  • Essay workshopping in various genres
  • Fiction and creative non-fiction writing direction
  • Publication assistance
  • Resume, cover letter, and other professional writing strategies
  • Study and time-management guidance

 

Location and pricing discussed through personal inquiry. Please complete the form on the Registration page.      

 

Wednesdays--
August-
December 
6:30-8:30pm 

FIRST WEDNESDAY WRITING WORKOUT--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Word’s Worth continues its newest tradition—an informal-tune-up-charge-your-engine writing workout. On the first Wednesday of each month you’ll gather to receive intriguing writing prompts and time to explore them. You’ll get a mini-craft lesson, loads of tips, and the opportunity to share your impromptu pieces. Turn off the inner critic, connect with fellow writers, and collect some inspiration for the month!

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

Price: $10 each month

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 6:30-8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 6:30-8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 6:30-8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 6:30-8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6:30-8:30 PM

Mondays--
August 14-
September 18
(No Class on
September 4) 
6:30-8:30pm 

LIFE WRITING--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

They say truth is stranger than fiction…and it’s often more interesting. This 5-week series explores creative autobiographical writing and will set you on the journey of writing from life and how to shape your experiences into a well written, absorbing story—whether memoir or personal essay. Instruction, excercises, and prompts will help you “mine” for memory and creativity, bring details to life, find structure in your memories, bring your experiences to life as developed scenes, and more. You know you have a story to tell—and you can be any age to tell it! By the end of the class, you will have made a start on your life story and have the confidence and techniques to continue.       

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

Price: $155

 

Wednesdays--
July 12-August 16
(No Class on
August 2) 
6:30-8:30pm 

FICTION WORKSHOP--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Have you finished some writing and feel ready for feedback? Join author Katrina Kittle and other writers in a supportive and constructive environment designed to help you take your writing through the revision process. Participants are asked to have some completed work ready to exchange with others. These can be short stories or novel or memoir chapters. Your entire work does not need to be finished! Katrina will train participants in how to discuss and give feedback, and will lead participants in workshopping each others’ writing. This class is limited to only 6 so that each participant has an opportunity to receive feedback on up to 20 pages of writing twice (that feedback will include thorough, written notes from Katrina and from the other workshop members, as well as an in-depth, supportive discussion).       

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

Price: $180 Workshop is Full, Please Consider Another Option

 

 

Manuscript Evaluations 
Katrina Kittle will evaluate novel drafts and provide in-depth, detailed feedback throughout the novel, as well as a lengthy summary at the end of what is working/what are the manuscript's strengths and suggestions for revision. Fee varies based on length of the project.
Fill out an inquiry on our Registration page for information, details, and availability.