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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.

Spring 2018 Classes

Date

Class Description

Wednesdays--
May-
August
(no July meeting) 
 
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!

Price: $10 each month

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 6:30-8:30 PM--With Special Guest Intructor, Sharon Short
 
LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 6:30-8:30 PM
 
LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
 
LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419 

Tuesdays--
 
Trimester 3
May 8,
June 12,
July 10,
August 14,
6:30-8:30pm 

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

Note: This is the second quarter of a year-long class. You will be joining a class/group in progress. The first quarter will not repeat until August. If you have been writing regularly and are seeking accountability and guidance for a work in progress, feel free to join us. If you have not yet started a novel draft, you may wish to wait until this class begins again.
 
In a brand new, exciting Word’s Worth offering that began last September, you could join a community of writers in the second 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. 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 third trimester's focus will be:

Trimester 3 Classes

May 8—Theme and Symbols

June 12—Openings and Closings

July 10--Readers and Revision-The Value of Objective Eyes

August 14--Celebration and Next Step     

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

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

**Note: One can only register for the entire 12 Step series at the start of the quarter 

 

3rd Trimester Package-May, June, July, & Aug. Classes

 

Class #9-May 8: Theme and Symbols

 

Class #10-June 12: Openings and Closings

 

Class #11-July 10: Readers and Revisions-The Value of Objective Eyes

 

Class #12-August 14: Celebration and Next Step

 

Tuesdays,
April 24-
May 29
(no class May 8) 
 
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, exercises, 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: $175

 

Thursday,
May 17 
 
6:30-8:30pm 

CRAFT ala CARTE: DIALOGUE--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Join us for two hours on one of the trickiest elements of writing—bad dialogue can sink an otherwise promising story, and good dialogue can make a mediocre story fly. This crash course will refresh your knowledge of dialogue punctuation and will lead you through 10 important tips to strengthen your dialogue. We’ll look at dialogue attribution, creating the illusion of real speech, subtext, and the three biggest dialogue “traps” to avoid. (Note: this class is applicable to any kind of writing that contains dialogue, including memoir and nonfiction).  

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.