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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 2015 Classes


Class Description

October 6-20

Craft Class: Description
Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard said, "I try to leave out the parts people skip." Nothing makes a reader skim more than long, flat passages of description. No matter what kind of writing you do (fiction, memoir, poetry, essay) this class is chock-full of exercises designed to make your descriptions come to life. We'll give tired old cliches a makeover, bolster our figurative language, and embrace concrete, sensory details. This class is for all levels of experience, no matter where you happen to be in your writing journey--prompts can spark a writing project or can help you approach a work-in-progress with new energy.

Class will be held at the conference room of Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, 45419
$65--Register for this class and NaNoWriMo: Kick in the Pants and take $5 off 

October 27

NaNoWriMo: Kick in the Pants
Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Have you always wanted to write but you find yourself never quite getting around to it? Do you have a novel in you burning to get out? Then why not try National Novel Writing Month (November)? Or maybe you've already tried NaNoWriMo it before but ended up with pages and pages of words…but no real story? Either way, this workshop can help you get unstuck and moving in your writing! We will focus on questions about character motivation, conflict, and personal stakes that will help you keep a plot moving forward and keep your story focused. The two hours will also be full of tips, strategies, and motivation to manage writing time, hold yourself accountable, keep your butt in a the chair, and get some words on the page! Several writing prompts will also be given. Note: You don't have to be attempting NaNoWriMo to benefit from this class. 

Class will be held at the conference room of Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, 45419
$40--Register for this class and Craft Class: Description and take $5 off  


Manuscript Evaluations 
Katrina Kittle will evaluate novel drafts and provide in-depth, detailed feedback throughout the novel, as well as a lengthy summary at the end of what is working/what are the manuscript's strengths and suggestions for revision. Fee varies based on length of the project.
Fill out an inquiry on our Registration page for information, details, and availability.