At Paperback Shack, we believe readers and writers need a gathering place. For the last four and a half years we have provided space for both. As many of you know, we are updating our offerings for readers – new books have begun arriving and more bookish products are on the way! We are also changing our classes. We will be offering more options, shorter classes, and adding weekend classes. We listen when our customers make requests and then we make changes. If you have any suggestions – please email the store.
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 could have a class just for your group. If you have less than four people, Lisa also offers tutoring. To find out more, stop by the store and speak with Lisa.
Quick Class (QC) – 1 hour class that focuseso on a particular segment of writing. Each QC is $20 (plus tax). And on the day of class you receive a $10 coupon for Paperback Shack (because you only write as well as you read).
QC – Brainstorming/ Idea Generation
QC – Create Your Sleuth
QC – Create Your Hero
QC – Create Your Villain
QC – Setting
QC – Conflict/ Plot
QC – Suspects and Motives
QC – Heightening Suspense
QC – Villain Confession
QC – Solving the Crime
QC – The Finale and Loose Ends
QC – Self Editing
QC – Query Letter
Creative Writing 101
Building Your World
Novel Writing I
Novel Writing II
Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop
Short Story Writing
Non-Fiction 101 – we recommend taking this class prior to the other non-fiction classes
Food Writing Workshop (can be taken multiple times to focus on different stories and sharpening skills)
Memoir Writing Workshop(can be taken multiple times to focus on different stories and sharpening skills)
Nature Writing Workshop(can be taken multiple times to focus on different stories and sharpening skills)