Writing Classes

Springfed offers classes in poetry, prose, fiction, young adult fiction, creative writing and memoir.  Scroll down to view all of the classes.

Registration online here or with form below.  Basic Membership here.

Spring 2022 workshops

Maureen Dunphy

Maureen Dunphy

Getting There from Here – Prose with Maureen Dunphy (Day Class): Online Zoom Workshops, Wednesdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 3pm-5pm. Begin—or return to—that writing project of your dreams, be it short or long fiction, memoir, or creative nonfiction.  Learn how to set writing goals that work for you and then discover the techniques that can help you achieve them.  Share works in progress with a supportive group while you practice using the paths employed by successful writers. Workshop is limited to 8 participants. Dunphy’s Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure is a 2017 Michigan Notable Book (Wayne State University Press).  Her juvenile nonfiction book All About the Great Lakes (Blue River Press, 2020) was released last year. Wayne State University Press will be publishing her next book in their Made in Michigan Writers Series.  Dunphy earned her MFA in fiction writing from Goddard College. She has also been published in Peninsula:  Essays and Memoirs from Michigan (Michigan State University Press, 2000) and in Between the Lines:  Writing What You Couldn’t Say (Plain View Press, 2000). She has taught creative writing courses at Oakland University, Oakland Community College-Orchard Ridge and the University of Windsor.  Owner of Dunphy Consulting Services, LLC, she is interested in helping you write your way into your future and offers coaching services for writers, writing workshops and retreats, assistance with book proposals and manuscripts, and editing services. Limited to 8 participants. THIS CLASS IS FULL

Getting There from Here – Prose with Maureen Dunphy (Night Class): Online Zoom Workshops, Wednesdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 7pm-9pm. Begin—or return to—that writing project of your dreams, be it short or long fiction, memoir, or creative nonfiction.  Learn how to set writing goals that work for you and then discover the techniques that can help you achieve them.  Share works in progress with a supportive group while you practice using the paths employed by successful writers. Workshop is limited to 8 participants. Dunphy’s Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure is a 2017 Michigan Notable Book (Wayne State University Press).  Her juvenile nonfiction book All About the Great Lakes (Blue River Press, 2020) was released last year. Wayne State University Press will be publishing her next book in their Made in Michigan Writers Series.  Dunphy earned her MFA in fiction writing from Goddard College. She has also been published in Peninsula:  Essays and Memoirs from Michigan (Michigan State University Press, 2000) and in Between the Lines:  Writing What You Couldn’t Say (Plain View Press, 2000). She has taught creative writing courses at Oakland University, Oakland Community College-Orchard Ridge and the University of Windsor.  Owner of Dunphy Consulting Services, LLC, she is interested in helping you write your way into your future and offers coaching services for writers, writing workshops and retreats, assistance with book proposals and manuscripts, and editing services. Limited to 8 participants. REGISTER HERE

Kelly Fordon

Kelly Fordon

Poetry Workshop with Kelly Fordon: Online Zoom Workshops. This poetry class is for poets who are primarily interested in workshopping their own work and is geared towards those who have works-in-progress. We will provide workshop time for your work every week. This class is limited to eight poets to provide enough time for in-depth critique.  Kelly Fordon is the author of three award-winning poetry chapbooks and a novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, which was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, an IPPY award finalist, an INDIEFAB finalist and an Eric Hoffer Finalist. www.kellyfordon.com. THIS CLASS IS ON HIATUS

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Carolyn Walker

Carolyn Walker

ONLINE COURSE! Personal Essay and Memoir (online class) with Carolyn Walker.   *REGISTER ANYTIME. Six consultations during the 3 months after you register. Send in up to 10 pages of work for in-depth review. Writing prompts given upon request, as well as recommendations of books, memoirs, and essays to learn from. Phone consultations can be arranged.  Carolyn Walker has been awarded the 2013 Kresge Arts Fellowship in Literary Arts.  She has an MFA from Vermont College of  Fine Arts. She has been published in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, The Writer’s Chronicle, among others. One of Walker’s essays has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  Walker won 1st place in Springfed Arts 2010 fiction contest. She spent a month in 2014 as a writing resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and another month in 2016 as a writing resident on Martha’s Vineyard. Her memoir Every Least Sparrow(available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble) came out in January of 2017. $150 for members.  $200 for nonmembers (join as a member for one year). REGISTER HERE


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John D. Lamb, Director-Springfed Arts,

PO Box 304, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0304.

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