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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

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

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

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

Tuesdays--
Quarter 1 
September 12,
October 10,
November 14,
December 12,
 
6:30-8:30pm 

THE WRITER'S 12-STEP PROGRAM:WRITE YOUR NOVEL IN A YEAR--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

In a brand new, exciting Word’s Worth offering, you could join a community of writers all endeavoring to complete the first draft of a novel in one year’s time. If you’ve ever tried National Novel Writing Month, this is the same idea, but this plan is a little more sustainable and doable with the rest of your life’s obligations. This community will meet together on the second Tuesday of each month from September 2017 to August 2018. In between sessions you’ll generate new work, meet with break out “writing groups,” and be connected to a private internet group where you’ll receive a monthly “check-in” with instructor Katrina Kittle as well as receive motivational and accountability posts along the way. Instead of simply saying, “By this time next year I’ll have my book done,” this program will give you a game plan, frequent deadlines, check points, craft lessons, and the collective creative energy of other kindred spirits attempting the same goal. This program is for any FICTION writer ready to truly commit to their work, whether you’re well into a draft or whether you only have only the tiniest inkling of an idea. Any genre of fiction is welcome. Each month will have a focus (although material will change based on the individual needs of group members). Our first quarter’s focus will be:

Quarter 1 Classes 

September 12: Developing Your Plan

October 10: Character Building: Motivation as your GPS

November 14: Conflict and Personal Stakes

December 12: Research Tips and Traps

      

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

Price: $55 each, or package of 4 for $200

 

Class #2-October 10: Character Building: Motivation as your GPS

 

Class #3-November 14: Conflict and Personal Stakes

 

Class #4-December 12: Research Tips and Traps

 

Mondays--
September 25,
October 9,
October 16,
October 23,
October 30 
(No Class on
October 2) 
6:30-8:30pm 

MEMOIR: WRITE YOUR STORY--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Every person has a story. Whether you want to honor someone who’s made a difference in your life, document unique experiences or travels, or record your family history, this five-week class will help beginning or experienced writers put their stories on paper. This course will help you narrow the focus of your story, give it shape, and define its underlying theme. We’ll examine storytelling techniques and pitfalls, and plenty of prompts and exercise will help you dig deeper into your life and mine important memories that add depth to your story. Class members will be asked to obtain a copy of the memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller, which we will be discussing throughout the course.      

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

Price: $155 This Class is Full. Please Consider Another Class/Workshop

 

Wednesday,
September 27
6:30-8:30pm 

SO YOU WANNA WRITE?--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

If you ever suspected that there might be a writer lurking somewhere inside you, or perhaps harbored a secret notebook of half-started stories, this is the class for you. In this two-hour workshop you'll release the writer within through creative prompts to get the words flowing, and will learn strategies to keep the muse turned on. This class is for anyone who longs to write but doesn't know where to start, and for writers who have dabbled but lost their way. WARNING: this workshop just might seduce you into a life-long love affair with writing!     

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

Price: $45

 

Wednesday,
October 25
6:30-8:30pm 

MAKE THE HABIT: DEVELOPING GOOD WRITING PRACTICES--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Whether you’ve been writing a long time or are just starting out, finding (and using) writing time is nearly every writer’s greatest challenge. This class is full of tips, strategies, and motivation to manage writing time, hold yourself accountable, keep your butt in the chair, and get some words on the page! But we’ll also look at habits that will help writers keep the faith, keep the spark alive, and provide support in this sometimes crazy-making creative endeavor. Several writing prompts for those who are stuck and in need of inspiration will also be given.      

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

Price: $45

 

Monday,
December 11
6:30-8:30pm 

FIRST CHAPTERS, FIRST IMPRESSIONS--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

The opening of your story or novel has a huge list of responsibilities. The opening is the first impression—for agents, for editors, and for readers. The opening must create a story “promise” and pull the reader into the story world. It sets events in motion and establishes a mood and tone. We experience a voice and sense the story’s purpose…and decide whether or not to keep reading. This intensive two-hour class will offer tips to hone an opening, as well as warn you of traps and pitfalls to avoid. We’ll look at plenty of published samples. You don’t need to have a completed draft or even a polished opening to benefit, but bring your first page if you have one.     

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

Price: $45

 

 

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.