Upcoming Writing Games Classes - Spring 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 05:39PM
Hannah Sternberg in writing games

Writing Games is back at the DC Public Library! We're celebrating the start of Summer Reading by encouraging some summer writing; writers of all ages are welcome to join any one of these five free classes this June. All classes will be different, and each can stand alone, so come for as many as you'd like. There's no homework and no prerequisites. Just show up ready to create! Each class is two hours.

June 2017 Writing Games Dates

Monday, June 5 @ 6:30pm: Mt. Pleasant Public Library

Monday, June 12 @ 6:30pm: Southeast Public Library

Saturday, June 17 @ 2:00pm: Deanwood Public Library

Monday, June 19 @ 6:30pm: Tenley Public Library

Saturday, June 24 @ 2:00pm: Rosedale Public Library


This summer's class theme is World Building. Whether you love scifi and fantasy, historical, or contemporary fiction, all genres involve world-building. Learn how to create an immersive world for your story, through a series of interactive games focused on creating rules for your universe, describing setting, and exploring even familiar places as if you're an alien explorer.

Never joined a Writing Games class before? Past students have described it as "improv theater for introverts." Each session includes 3 - 4 in-class exercises. We use pass-the-pens, multi-layered prompts, and verbal games to inspire creativity and energize you to keep writing at home. All the exercises are self-contained; you don't need to bring in an existing work-in-progress, and you don't need to work on anything in between classes, unless you want to continue writing a story you began in one of the exercises.

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