Oklahoma Contemporary
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Literary Arts

Discover your inner Joan Didion or Octavia Butler with Studio School's offerings in writing. Each course has limited enrollment, ensuring that you will receive personal feedback on your progress from your instructor and peers in a warm, supportive environment.

Learn more about the instructors' backgrounds and teaching approaches here.

Questions about a multi-week class? Tuition for multi-week courses does not include materials. When signing up for a class, all students agree to abide by the policies set forth in the Student Handbook.

Eight-week classes | Sept. 26-Nov. 20
Four-week classes | Session 1 | Sept. 26-Oct. 23
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Oct. 24-Nov. 20

Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | Sept. 19
Four-week Session 2 | Oct. 17

Because our community is now considered “high risk” for COVID-19 transmission by the CDC County Data tracker, we highly recommend all visitors and students over the age of 2 wear masks while inside our facilities. Masks are currently required for all staff and instructors.

Interested in more than just Literary Art? See our full class and workshop list here.

Click here to see syllabi and materials lists for all classes.

Four-Week Class | Memoir Writing

  • Date 6-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Oct. 20
  • Cost $125
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Doug Paulsen
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 Memoir

Sold out! Please join our waitlist. Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

Uncover and draft stories from your own life. This class is not about criticism or critique, but rather a supportive environment to craft your own narratives. You will focus on idea generation and guided writing exercises.

You can find the syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.


Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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