The Writing Center
NEW! Find Your Voice Through Writing
Great writers make their own rules. This class will sharpen your style to make it unmistakably yours. Read fiction and memoirs by great stylists and analyze what makes them distinctive. Hone your writing with fun, experimental writing exercises and workshops focusing on positive, helpful feedback.
CE-WRITG 2057, 10 Wed., Jan. 16-Mar. 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, $195. K Winkelstein-Duveneck. #14234
NEW! Lighting a Fire Inside Your Characters
Calling all writers! Create characters that jump off the page, that transcend the fictional worlds they inhabit and engage readers in their dreams, their challenges and their journeys. This one-day workshop will use lecture, discussion, scene analysis, and writing exercises to help writers dig deeper into their characters, add tension, complexity, and conflict to their writing, and capture the hearts of readers.
CE-WRITG 2052, 1 Sat., Mar. 15, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $35 (+ $2 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #13818
NEW! Bringing Your Novel to Life
Understanding the building blocks of storytelling – premise, promise, theme, world, character, plot, point of view, and style – is just the first step in creating a novel. Learn how to strengthen and unify these essential building blocks to add complexity, drama, and emotional power to your novel. Receive a manual containing all course materials and handouts to use as a guide as you continue refining your novel.
CE-WRTG 2053, 4 Sat., Mar. 22-Apr. 12, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $125 (+ $10 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #13819
Start fast. Keep it humming. End with authority. Polish, correct, and tighten the prose. Learn how to rewrite your story, whether fiction or nonfiction, so it entices, captivates, and delights readers.
CE-WRITG 2047, 3 Tues., Apr. 22-May 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $60. P Andrews. #13820
Memoir Writing Workshop
A memoir is the joining of remembrance, feeling and perspective. This workshop will enable you to select life experiences which are especially meaningful, combine them with relevant photos and have a finished product to share with family and friends.
CE-WRITG 2049, 6 Tues., Feb. 4-Mar. 11, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $120. J Kreiswirth. #13994
How to Write FAST
Crank up the efficiency and get that novel, short story, article or script done. Through exercises, evaluations, tips and technologies, you can learn to write faster. Discover how to break through blocks, get ideas, develop plots, draft, and polish in less time without losing quality.
CE-WRITG 2038, 3 Tues., Apr. 1-15, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $65. P Andrews. #13821
Modern Media Writing
Want to get your articles published? Learn how to find and write the perfect pitch, craft a catchy introduction, transition to the heart of the piece and provide the right conclusion. In this class, you’ll learn how to write for newspapers, magazines, and the Web, including blogs. Plus, you’ll get tips on how to find and quote sources and use anecdotes. Pick up all the tricks of the writing and publishing trade so you can get a byline.
CE-WRITG 2027, 4 Wed., Feb. 5-26, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. M Vataj. #13822
Turning Ideas into Published Books
Do you have a great book idea? Let’s move it to the next step. Come join us in a non-threatening writing circle that can lead to the completion and publication of your book. Experience is not necessary; bring your manuscript and your passion and let’s work together to “get it done.” Email editing by the author/teacher will help move your work along quickly.
CE-WRITG 2039, 6 Tues., Feb. 4-Mar. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. V Dacquino. #13823
Creative Writing Workshop
For writers who want to take their writing to the next level by developing their creativity and expression. Add depth, texture, and emotion to your writing as we experiment with prose, poetry, and journal musings. Sessions are based on free writing exercises followed by sharing and discussions in a non-judgmental setting.
CE-WRITG 2021, 3 Sat., Mar. 1-15, 1:00-3:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. K Rippstein. #13824
Writing as a Career
NEW! Business Writing That Counts!
Make every word count to get the business results you seek! Develop your writing skills for the business world and learn to create documents (proposals, reports, letters, emails, and agendas) that will give you that extra edge in the workplace. Review basic writing concepts (spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and get an overview of the most common business documents. Learn sure-fire methods for weeding out jargon, clichés, and verbiage, and hitting the bull’s-eye with your email and marketing pieces.
CE-WRITG 2054. 2 Sat., Apr. 26 & May 3, 8:30-11:30 am, KNC-2, $75. H Cuevas. #13748
Publish Your Book
Do you have a manuscript that you would love to publish? Did you know that many great writers got started by self-publishing? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to self-publish and market your book. Topics covered include an overview of the history of publishing; the business and technology of publishing; book design aspects such as cover, spine, binding, and paper stock; production timelines; and marketing issues such as how to set up signing and reading tours, arrange for book reviews, and create a successful retail distribution.
CE-PUBL 2008, 1 Wed., Mar. 26, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $50. D Ewen. #13825
Writing Books for Children and Young Adults
Discover the tools and gain the motivation and information you need to get you started on your children’s books, and keep going to create a finished product! Learn how to develop story ideas, create a main character, plan a setting, devise a plot, uncover a main idea, choose a point of view, and find your writer’s voice. We’ll explore strategies for the best way to market a ‘kidslit’ book in today’s competitive environment.
CE-WRITG 2044, 6 Sat., Mar. 1-Apr. 5, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $125 (+ textbook). L Toffler-Corrie. #13826
Write Flash Fiction!
Flash fiction is hot, with over 300 paying markets looking for well-formed stories of 1000 words or less. Learn how to write, market and sell these tiny tales.
CE-WRITG 2026, 3 Tues., Mar. 11-25, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. P Andrews.#13827