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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.

Fall 2018 Classes

Date

Class Description

Wednesday,
August 1
6:30-8:30pm 

FIRST WEDNESDAY WRITING WORKOUT--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Word’s Worth continues it's monthly 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

 


Mondays
September 10-
October 8 
6:30-8:30pm 

FICTION WORKSHOP--Instructor: Christina Consolino

Bill Gates once said, "We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve." As writers, that could not be more true. Join author/editor Christina Consolino as she helps you critically evaluate writing in a constructive and positive manner with the end goal of revision in mind. Christina will teach all participants how to give and receive feedback and will lead participants in workshopping each others' writing. Participants should have some completed work ready to exchange with other writers. The work can be chapters from a novel, memoir, or even short stories. Having a finished manuscript is not a requirement for the class. Class size is limited to six so that each participant will have an opportunity to receive feedback on up to twenty pages of writing twice over the course of the class. All feedback given to writers will be thoughtful, positive discussion of the work as well as in-depth, written notes from Christina and from the other members of the workshop.


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

Price: $175

 

Tuesdays--
 
Trimester 1
September 11,
October 9,
November 13,
December 11,
6:30-8:30pm 

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

 
Last year, Word’s Worth launched its inaugural Writer’s 12-Step Program: Write Your Novel Draft in a Year, and we are happy to announced that the second class takes off this September 11. 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 2018 to August 2019. 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. Memoir writers seeking this kind of community and accountability are welcome, but please understand that the instructional focus will be on the craft of fiction (but creative nonfiction writers use these same techniques) Each month will have a focus (although material will change based on the individual needs of group members).

 

Our first trimester's focus will be:

Trimester 1 Classes

September: Developing Your Plan

October: Character Building: Motivation as your GPS

November: Conflict and Personal Stakes

December: Research Tips and Traps

     

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 

 

1st Trimester Package-September, October, November, & December Classes

 

Class #1-September 11: Developing Your Plan

 

Class #2-October 9: Character Building: Motivation as Your GPS

 

Class #3-November 13: Conflict and Personal Stakes

 

Class #4-December 11: Research Tips and Traps

 

Thursday,
October 18
6:30-8:30pm 

WRITING WORKOUT--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Want a commitment-free dose of creative energy, encouragement, and spark? Word’s Worth Writing Workouts are two hours of inexpensive, informal-tune-up-charge-your-engine writing exercises for writers of any genre and any level of experience. Someone recently told us these should be called “writing parties.” Whatever you call them, you’ll receive several original writing prompts and time to explore them. You’ll get a mini-craft lesson, loads of tips, and the opportunity (totally voluntary!) to share your impromptu pieces. Turn off the inner critic, connect with fellow writers, and collect some inspiration to fuel your own writing time!

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

Price: $20

 

Tuesday,
October 23  
6:30-8:30pm 

EDIT YOUR OWN WORK 101--Instructor: Christina Consolino

Can you edit your own work? Yes. But no matter what type of writing you prefer--nonfiction, fiction, or technical--it's difficult to do because you read what you intended to write. This course will help you learn how to find the flaws in your own writing and what those common flaws might be. We'll talk about bigger picture issues (flow of the piece, transition sentences) as well as nit-picky items (commonly misspelled words, comma splices). Come find out what "The Three-Beer Paradox" is and learn how to avoid it. 

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

Price: $55