Who are L10 writing classes for? Life in 10 Minutes classes are for adult writers of every level of experience, 18+. If you are looking for creative writing classes for young people, ages 9-17, please visit 

How do you register for a class? Click on the title of each workshop to read a full description of the class and teacher. To reserve your space at the table, you will be directed to a registration site where you can input  your contact info and pay for a class. A full or partial payment must be made to reserve your space. Please email life if you need to make special payment arrangements.

Where are classes located? All creative nonfiction classes will take place in our new location, 2707 West Cary Street. We are at the corner of Cary and Mulberry, just one block east of the Boulevard. You can see a map on our Connect page. 

What to bring? Coffee and tea are provided. Please bring your own journal, pen and/or pencil.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a class, please email to receive a partial refund or a credit towards a future class. Classes cancelled more than two weeks before the start date of class will receive a refund minus a 10% processing fee. Classes cancelled less than two weeks before the start date of class will receive a refund minus a 25% processing fee or a partial credit towards a future class. We are unable to refund or or offer credits for cancellations made within a week of the start date of class.

Missed Classes: If you need to miss a class for any reason, you are invited to email that week's writing to your teacher for feedback and comment. Unfortunately, missed classes cannot be made up by attending another class.

Inclement Weather: By and large we will follow the mandate of Richmond City School closings. An email update will confirm this on the mornings when school is cancelled. Due to scheduling constraints, a maximum of one make-up class will be scheduled the week following the end of the session or as the schedule allows.

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