Writing Classes



Important Information

Our classes fill up fast. Seats are first come, first serve. Please contact us to reserve your seat as soon as you know you want to attend.

The registration deadlines are final.

All classes are taught by Lisa, who earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

Private Group Classes or Tutoring 

Would you like to take one of our classes but the dates or times don’t work for you? If you have a group of FOUR or MORE people – you can have a class for your group. If you have less than four people, Lisa offers tutoring. To find out more, stop by the store and speak with Lisa. 

Spring/Summer 2020 Schedule 


3rd, 4th, 5th – Mystery Writing Workshop

8th – Brainstorming/ Idea Generation

15th – Self Editing

17th, 18th, 19th – Romance Writing Workshop

22nd – Query Letter

29th – Publishing 101


1st, 2nd, 3rd – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Workshop

13th – Setting

15th, 16th, 17th – Mystery Writing Workshop

20th – Query Letter

27th – Publishing 101

29th, 30th, 31st – Romance Writing Workshop


3rd – Conflict/ Plot

10th – Creating Characters

12th, 13th, 14th – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Workshop

17th – Query Letter

24th – Publishing 101

26th, 27th, 28th – Mystery Writing Workshop

Class List 

WORKSHOPS – can be taken multiple times to focus on different stories and sharpen skills)

Food Writing Workshop 

Horror Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

Mystery Workshop

Nature Writing Workshop

Romance Workshop

Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop


CLASSES – Length and prices vary

Building Your World

Creating Characters

Creative Writing 101

Novel Writing I

Novel Writing II

Script Writing

Short Story Writing


QUICK CLASSES – One-hour classes that focus on a particular segment of writing. Quick Classes are $20 (plus tax).

Brainstorming/ Idea Generation

Conflict/ Plot

Create Your Hero

Create Your Sleuth

Create Your Villain

Heightening Suspense

Query Letter

Self Editing


Solving the Crime 

Suspects and Motives

The Finale and Loose Ends

Villain Confession