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A Year's Worth of Classes

All Pennwriters Courses are conducted in a “live” presentation format utilizing the Zoom platform. If a conflict arises based on the required meeting times, please contact the instructor and Online Courses Coordinator to find a possible solution. ALL sessions will be recorded and will be available for students.

Please note that days and times of meetings vary each month. If you have further questions, please contact Dan Arndt

All Pennwriters events, including online classes and other meetings are easily found on the website calendar.

July Online ClassWatch Your Gas Mileage (Cutting Words and Writing Tight)
Instructor:  Kathy Otten
Class Meeting Dates:  Sundays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, on Zoom from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
See details below

August Online Class: Self-Publishing 101
Instructor: Abigail Drake
Class Meeting Dates:  One-hour Zoom sessions Tuesdays, 7-8 PM, August 1, 8, 15, and 22
See details below

September Online Class: Romancing Your Muse
Instructor:  Kathleen Shoop
Class Meeting Dates:  Tuesdays on Zoom, September 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 7PM to 8PM.
See details below

An updated yearly list will be loaded to the documents library soon!

Line Up of Classes for 2023

September Online Class: Romancing Your Muse: The Art of Retreating From Home with Kathleen Shoop

This class will meet on Zoom every Tuesday in September: September 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 7PM to 8PM.
Find all the details at this link

Course Information:

A course that brings the magic of Mindful Writers Retreats right into your home. For writers of every genre, age, and stage! For authors who want to learn to layer the elements of retreating into their lives as a means to boost writing volume, quality, and career satisfaction.


The opportunity to get away with fellow writers to focus on writing without home and work distractions is a gift. But it’s possible to introduce the elements of Mindful Writers Retreats into daily life and reap the benefits without leaving the house. This workshop will introduce you to methods and ways to make the writing grind feel more like the incredible experience it ought to be. Kathleen has co-coordinated over 22 Mindful Writers Retreats for fellow authors of every genre. She’s ready to share the magic with you!

October Online Class: Plotting Your Book Out Chapter by Chapter with Instructor Abigail Drake

Course Details:

This class will meet on Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM starting October 3rd and continuing on 10/10. 10/17. and 10/24. Find the Abigail's bio, more course information and registration at this link


In this course, we will: Learn about story structure, plot points, pinch points, and rising action. We’ll discuss in detail what should happen in each chapter of your book, and why it’s important to follow a certain order (and why things could fall apart if you don’t). We’ll figure out not only how to map out a story before you write, but also how to fix a story you’ve already written that isn’t working. And we’ll utilize real world examples from popular books and movies to do this (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Legally Blonde, and Die Hard).



How do I register for an online class?


Online Coordinator

I have a question about the fees for this or another class...

Any and all money questions should be directed to our Club Treasurer.