The Writing Center
To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1
Writing from the Soul
Writing is an art form about self-expression. Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, journal writing or story writing, this course will help unleash your creativity as a writer with a focus on writing descriptive narratives. Using your five senses, learn to create an emotion and a picture in the reader’s mind. Develop a scene in your story or recall a memory you have entered in your journals. Students will share their work with the class. Please bring spiral notebooks or journals, and pens.
CE-WRITG 2106VA, 2 Tue., Feb. 19 & 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $50. L Lush. #13365
A Writer’s Workshop
This 3-part workshop offers writing prompts, exercises, and strategies to spark and inspire creativity in whatever genre you prefer. Gentle feedback is available from class and instructor to start and stay with your writing project.
CE-WRITG 2099, 3 Thurs., Mar. 28-Apr. 11, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $75. K Rippstein. #12997
Writing Tasks: What Comes Next?
For writers, those huge, amorphous jobs may easily drop to the bottom of to-do lists and you may never get to them. In reality, those big jobs (chiefly idea development, drafting, and revisions) are really collections of smaller, more do-able tasks. This course will break down writing into small, bite-sized pieces with guidelines on how you can order the tasks to match the way you write.
CE-WRITG 2103, 3 Wed., Apr. 3-17, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-5, $75. P Andrews. #13299
Writing for Little Ones: Ages Baby to Seven
Writing for the very littlest readers is a special challenge. It requires a way of thinking about children: what they believe and know and what they do not yet know. It involves seeing the world from their unique perspective, even understanding how being little alters their perception of the world. To write for children the author must entertain, guide, and balance between adult communication skills and the child’s world; develop and polish your own work for very young children.
CE-WRITG 2077, 4 Wed., Feb. 27-Mar. 20, 3:30-6:30 pm, GTW-140, $120. S Weyn. #13131
Write and Publish Kids’ Books
Have a great idea for a children’s book? That is a terrific place to start, but how do you progress from concept to published product? Go from getting started to the finish line in the world of juvenile publishing by exploring the requirements of every audience – baby board books, first chapter, middle-grade, and young adult – from outlining and writing, to finding an agent and/or publisher, to self-publication.
CE-WRITG 2073, 3 Thurs., Jan. 17-31, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $90. S Weyn. #13142
Making an Impact on Readers
Award-winning novelist Barbara Campbell will explore ways to infuse drama and emotion into every aspect of storytelling, from setting the stage by understanding the heart of your story and developing your characters to getting it on the page by examining techniques to deepen your story’s impact. Explore the writer-reader relationship, including ways to fulfill and subvert reader expectations. Students will receive a 70-page course manual.
CE-WRITG 2064, 3 Sat., Mar. 16-30, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $95 (+ $10 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #13027