Idea Factory: A Generative Weekend

The Idea Factory: A Generative Weekend

Oct 23, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Join us for a full day dedicated to generating new work and/or breathing new life into a project gone stale. Writers can participate either in person at Lighthouse North in Louisville or on Zoom. All classes will be hybrid. Participants can choose from three different classes offered in each 1.5 hour block. All classes will be generative-based and will stretch the gamut from helping you add complexity to the plot in your novel, to sparking an idea for a new story or essay, to an exploration of the language we inherit, to discovering new forms in which to tell our stories.

Please be aware that by registering for an in-person class you are agreeing to follow our COVID-19 Safety Policy, which requires proof of vaccination for in-person attendance. If you plan to join us in person and have not already, please submit proof of vaccination via this secure form no later than Friday, October 22nd, or bring proof of vaccination with you before the beginning of the class. If you aren't able to provide proof of vaccination prior to the beginning of an in-person class, please consider signing up for the Zoom portion of that class.

You can register for each craft seminar separately, or purchase a three-pack at a discounted price. 

See all course listings here. 

Idea Factory Craft Seminars on Saturday, October 23  (9:00 AM–10:30 AM) 

Plot: It’s Complicated with Tiffany Quay Tyson (Zoom or In Person)

Write From the Start with BK Loren (Zoom or In Person)

From the Mind to the Page with Andre Hoilette (Zoom or In Person)


Idea Factory Craft Seminars on Saturday, October 23 (10:45 AM–12:15 PM)

The Language We Inherit with Suzi Q. Smith (Zoom or In Person)

Mapping Your Narrative Arc with Tanja Pajevic (Zoom or In Person)

Compelling Main Characters with Traci Jones (Zoom or In Person)


Idea Factory Craft Seminars on Saturday, October 23 (2:00–3:30 PM)

Deepening Your Memoir with Sarah Gerard (Zoom or In Person)

Hybrid and Experimental Prose Forms with Alyse Knorr (Zoom or In Person)

Evoking Childhood Memories with Jodie Hollander (Zoom or In Person)