Classes

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.

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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 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. 

 

December 2019

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

 

 

 

Class List

Creative Writing 101

Building Your World

Creating Characters

Horror Workshop

Mystery Workshop

Novel Writing I

Novel Writing II

Romance Workshop

Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop

Script Writing

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)