Classes & Events
Classes, workshops and events hosted at Nashville coworking space The Skillery.
With its beautiful interface and ease of use, Squarespace is one of the web’s most popular Content Management Systems. In this three-hour “Introduction to SquareSpace” class, you’ll learn to build a secure, professional website that looks great, is easy to work with plus ably covers your online selling needs. We promise a painless, fun and valuable learning experience.
CO.STARTERS at The Skillery is a nine-week business development program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business. Our current cohort is about to graduate, and you’re invited to join us for their final class: Pitch Night. Help us celebrate our next graduating cohort, with an evening of food, beverages and pitches!
In this workshop, we'll look to masters who have come before us, take permission from them, write together, then come together to discuss how to write our rough drafts into polished poems. We'll balance honoring both our families and our poems.
Master graphic facilitator Peter Durand teaches you the basic skills for capturing ideas visually at school, work, or large events such as TEDx conferences.
The goal of this afternoon workshop for writers of both fiction and nonfiction is to unpack the concept of style in writing. Participants will engage in a sort of literary treasure hunt of examining, defining, and imitating a variety of styles from within the literary canon, and then ultimately consider ways to sharpen, polish, and push the boundaries of our own styles.
Not a poem, not a narrative, not an idea-driven essay, but something other. The lyric essay is that thing you’ve been writing that isn’t a story, isn’t a poem, isn’t anything familiar…but what it is shocks you, spurns you forward, and makes you feel uncomfortable. In this class—which is open to beginners of any type of writing who are curious about work that blurs genre lines—we will look to work between those lines.
This three-hour class is designed for people new to fiction writing. Perhaps you are a reader who would like to try your hand at being on the other side of the equation. Maybe you have a story in your head and need a jumpstart to get it down on paper. Or perhaps you’re just one of those people who likes to dabble in new endeavors. In this workshop, we’ll consider the basic ingredients of fiction—characters, plot, setting, and dialogue, and we’ll experiment by putting the ingredients to work with fun writing prompts and exercises.
Every poem must end. But how? When? To what effect? In this workshop, we will consider what the greats have to say on the subject, unravel the mysteries of what makes a memorable and satisfying ending, and nail down specific strategies we can put to work in our own poems. The class will be equal parts discussion and writing workshop.