The Writing Center
NEW! Non-fiction Workshop: Write Yourself Into Your Non-Fiction
Our knowledge and our experiences are inseparable. In this workshop, we will examine how the best non-fiction weaves knowledge and personal experience together seamlessly. This course is ideal for someone who is writing (or contemplating) a book in an area of their expertise, and looking for effective ways to incorporate your self into the narrative.
CE-WRITG 2060, 6 Tues., June 3-July 8, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. K Winkelstein-Duveneck. #6066
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., June 4-Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, $195. K Winkelstein-Duveneck. #5799
Lighting a Fire Inside Your Characters
Want your characters to leap off the page? Learn from an award-winning novelist how to create characters that transcend the fictional worlds they inhabit and engage readers in their dreams, their challenges, and their journeys. This one-day workshop will help writers dig deeper into their characters, add tension, complexity, and conflict to their storytelling, and capture the hearts of readers.
CE-WRITG 2052, 1 Sat., July 19, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $35 (+ $2 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #5747
Bringing Your Novel to Life
Work with an award-winning novelist to master the building blocks of storytelling – premise, promise, theme, world, character, plot, point of view, and style. Discover ways to strengthen and unify these essential storytelling elements to add complexity, drama, and emotional power to your novel. Participants will receive a manual containing all course materials and handouts to use as a guide as they continue refining their novels, as well as practical tips about editing, publishing, and resources for writers.
CE-WRTG 2053, 4 Sat., Aug. 2-23, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $125 (+ $10 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #5748
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., July 15-29, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $60. P Andrews. #5781
Memoir Writing Workshop
Memoir combines remembrance and feeling; it is a witness to YOUR truth. Join us to recreate a special life experience in written vignettes. At each session gentle feedback by class members and the instructor will help you develop your personal style of expression. The goal is to be able to self-publish by the end of the class.
CE-WRITG 2049, 6 Tues., June 10-July 29 (skip 7/1 & 8), 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $120. J Kreiswirth. #5773
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., June 3-17, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $65. P Andrews. #5782
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 Wed., June 4-July 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $125. V Dacquino. #5758
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, 3 Mon., July 14-28, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. H Cuevas. #5756
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 Tues., July 22, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $50. D Ewen. #5766
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., June 24-July 8, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. P Andrews. #5783