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Classes, Club Events
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 10:00am
with Dr. Myles Dungan
MI Members $79, Public $99
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-short-history-of-crime-fiction-tickets-109048807920
Classes, Club Events
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Lindsey Crittenden
MI Members $10, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imagery-intensive-writing-seminar-with-lindsey-crittenden-tickets-111052721680
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am
A Virtual Workshop in the Art of Storytelling with Kate Farrell
MI Members $19.99, Public $24.99
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-power-the-storytelling-revolution-tickets-111723504008
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 5:30pm
with Emily Laskin
Members $224, Public $269
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dostoevskys-demons-with-emily-laskin-tickets-110695384876
Classes
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

A Short History of Crime Fiction

with Dr. Myles Dungan

 This four-week course examines the origins and the development of crime fiction (mostly in the English language) since the late eighteenth century.

MI Members $79
Public $99

Classes
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm

Imagery Intensive: a writing seminar

with Lindsey Crittenden

Whatever you're writing, imagery brings your material to life. Effective imagery goes far beyond flowery description to reveal character, mood, context, tone, setting, and theme. In this immersive workshop, we'll explore how imagery works through short writing exercises and analysis of effective examples. This class is suitable for writers of all levels looking to improve a work in progress or to start something new.

MI Members $10
Public $15

Classes
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Story Power: The Storytelling Revolution from Traditional to Personal

A Virtual Workshop in the Art of Storytelling with Kate Farrell

Kate Farrell, author of Story Power, discusses the radical change in storytelling along with contributors to the book who will model their stories.

MI Members $19.99
Public $24.99

Classes
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Dostoevsky’s Demons

with Emily Laskin

This course examines one of the lesser-read great Russian novels, Demons (sometimes translated as The Possessed or The Devils), which Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote after returning from political exile in Siberia. We’ll work through this thrilling revolutionary mystery, along the way uncovering Dostoevsky’s political philosophy, and possibly drawing some parallels to our current moment.

Members $224
Public $269