Our generative classes include written "lectures" and writing prompts designed by expert instructors, discussion threads where you can interact with the instructor and your fellow classmates, and an opportunity to share your work with your fellow classmates. Our classes are great places to meet writing buddies, create new work, and get valuable feedback from your peers!
Disobedient Fiction with Jenny Shank
May 12th–14th, 2017
Publication Bootcamp with Jennifer Kircher Carr
Weekend Flash with Lee Martin
Cross-Genre Deep Dive with Robert Vaughan
Read about our 2017 Instructors:
Praise for Our Classes
WordTango's Weekend Flash with Kathy Fish was just what I needed, an invaluable introduction to short creative nonfiction, a form I'd been intrigued with but not sure how to approach. In one short, intense weekend of drafting, revision, with guidance from Kathy and support from an engaged and talented cadre of fellow writers, I worked on several shorts, one of which was subsequently published in "Split Lip Magazine." An all-around amazing, empowering, challenging writing opportunity at a bargain price!
Bravo to Lee Martin and the team at WordTango for packing a semester’s worth of tips into a weekend workshop on flash CNF. Martin’s insightful lectures, prompts to get the juices flowing, and personal feedback are gifts that I’m sure will keep on giving as I try my hand at the little gems this genre can produce.
-Mary Ann McGuigan
WordTango's Weekend Query class helped me break down the daunting task of writing a query letter into manageable parts. Not only were Ellen's lectures extremely valuable, but the hands-on prompts she gave for writing hooks and queries are tools I'm thrilled to now have in my writing arsenal. After this class, my query is exponentially better! The interaction and feedback from Ellen and my fellow classmates was invaluable as well.
WordTango's Weekend Flash with Lee Martin was amazing. Lee Martin led us through the steps of Flash CNF with wisdom, respect, and encouragement. He made the course accessible for novice AND veteran writers--scaffolding us along as we built our stories. It was extremely useful for fiction writers as well, for his prompting unearthed stories filled with the moral complexities that make characters, real or imagined, unforgettable. Thanks WordTango for facilitating this great weekend of writing with Lee Martin. He is a master craftsman and he tells great jokes to boot!
Kathy Fish and the folks at WordTango provided all the elements for one of the most generative, productive writing weekends I've had in a long, long time. Kathy's exercises helped me to drill down to the heart of what flash really is, and got me back on track towards completion of my story collection. And what a skilled, supportive community of writers were in the class! Thank you all so much!
- Jason Shults.
For me it wasn't just the good advice on creating a winning query letter, it was that the whole process--the lectures, the class interaction, the feedback from Ellen--helped me understand my book better. It will be a better book now.