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.

Online Four-Week Class | Exploring Poetry

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Mondays, April 12 - May 3, 2021
  • Cost $65
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Dr. Julie Ward
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

In this course, participants will invite their inner poet to come out and play. Class sessions will include appreciating and discussing contemporary poetry from around the world, generative in-class writing prompts, and peer workshops to share poetry and feedback.

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Online Four-Week Class | Not Even Past: Making History Come Alive

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 19 - June 9, 2021
  • Cost $65
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Russell Cobb
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Writing about the past can be daunting. The path to a good work of history is full of dead ends, road bumps and blockades. Russell Cobb, recent author of The Great Oklahoma Swindle, will teach you how to navigate archives, distinguish fact from fiction and organize all your breadcrumbs into a cohesive story. A scholar, author and podcaster, Cobb will lead a discussion on researching, framing and narrating history for the general public. He’ll survey the field of history podcasts and talk about print and online outlets looking for history stories. Whether you want to start a new podcast, write a documentary treatment or simply pen a family history, this class will get you on your way to creating your own history project. Registration closes Sunday, May 9 at 11:59 p.m.

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Online Four-Week Class | Writing about Art

  • Date 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 14 - May 5, 2021
  • Cost $85
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jezy Gray
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

From pitching the right publication to interviewing artists and drafting with an editor, this class will teach you how to write and publish human-level stories about culture. In addition to regular readings (and Zoom visit Q&As, when possible) from contemporary arts reporters like Hanif Abdurraqib, Jessica Hopper, Katie Moulton and more, students will workshop articles and essays about a work, artist or exhibition from any discipline, from painting to pop music. Each writer will leave with a final draft and a customized pitch email. Registration closes Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

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Hours

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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Location

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

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

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