At Paperback Shack, we believe readers and writers need a gathering place. For the last four years we have provided space for both. As many of you know, we are updating our offerings for readers – new books and bookish products are on the way! We are also changing our classes. We will be offering more options, shorter classes (one day!), 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.
Complete Fall Class List Coming Soon…
If you have class requests, please stop by the store before September 1st to discuss them.
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.
2019 Class List
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.
Creative Writing 101 – we recommend taking this class prior to the other fiction classes
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)