The Writing Center
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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 don’t 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 and guide, and balance between adult communications skills and the child’s world; develop and polish your own work for very young children.
CE-WRITG 2077, 4 Tues., July 11-Aug. 1, 6:15-9:15 pm, Room TBD, $120. S Weyn #5980
The Wonder Years! Writing for Kids: Ages 4-11
Should a picture book be rhymed? What’s the difference between an early reader, a leveled reader, and a first chapter book? What are the requirements of juvenile non-fiction? The questions concerning writing for kids are endless. Identify the appropriate age categories for your work; better understand the world of juvenile publishing; and learn how to develop and polish your writing for children. Author/editor Suzanne Weyn has over 25 years of experience in juvenile publishing.
CE-WRITG 2078, 4 Mon., July 10-31, 6:15-9:15 pm, KNC-5, $125. S Weyn. #5826
NEW! Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life
Discover how to turn your life stories into a well-crafted memoir. Writing exercises and critiques will be used.
CE-WRITG 2087, 5 Mon., Sept. 25-Oct. 30 (skip 10/9), 12:15-2:15 pm, KNC-2, $110. J Lawrence. #83118
The Poet’s Toolbox
Have you wanted to write poetry, or have you written poetry long ago and don’t know how to get back to writing? We’ll examine and discuss the basics of poetry and its tools, and then we’ll write.
CE-WRITG 2081, 5 Mon., Sept. 25-Oct. 30 (skip 10/9), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $100. J Lawrence. #83119
The Writer’s Circle
Join this writer’s circle and actively participate in the sharing of each other’s written work. Get positive feedback in a non-threatening environment; you’ll all become your own editors and critics as you strive to make your writing the best it can be. The instructor will offer comments and editorial advice both in class and by email.
CE-WRITG 2068, 6 Wed., Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $120. V Dacquino. #80084
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” – understanding the heart of your story and developing your characters – to “getting it on the page” – examining techniques to deepen your story’s impact. Includes 80-page course manual.
CE-WRITG 2064, 3 Sat., Oct. 21-Nov. 4, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $95 (+ $12 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #80165
Writers of all levels wanted! Add depth, texture, and emotion to your writing as you experiment with prose, poetry, and journal musings. The course is based on free-writing exercises followed by sharing and discussion in a supportive environment.
CE-WRITG 2070VA, 4 Thurs., Sept. 28-Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $95. K Rippstein. #80098