The Writing Center
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Creative writing can be quite therapeutic as it gives us an opportunity to express ourselves freely. Designed to give students the opportunity to explore their unique voice and style with writing. Tune into your voice through creativity and emotional expression. Read short stories and poetry as well as write your own. Participate in fun classroom discussions, analyzing short stories and poetry.
CE-WRITG 2021, 4 Thurs., March 3-24, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $95. R Robinson. #18907
Journaling: A Way to Discover Ourselves
Journaling allows us to nourish our well-being, cultivate resilience, and transform our thoughts and actions through self-discovery. When our thoughts become visible, we begin to see ourselves, others, and the world around us in a kinder and more mindful light, by being inwardly self-aware and outwardly observant. Through guided writing exercises and facilitated discussion, learn to create a daily practice of personal expression. Gain a deeper understanding of this method of self-care as part of the mind-body connection. No prior writing experience needed.
CE-PRSDV 2194VA, 2 Sat., Apr. 2 & 9, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $50. S Lantero. #18550
Writing for Well-Being
Being able to express ourselves in writing connects the mind and body to heal the past and flourish in the future. When putting thoughts to paper, we can address emotional, spiritual, and psychological health through the written word. It utilizes metaphor and narrative structure, is cathartic, cultivates resilience, and mindfulness of thinking. Our thoughts become visible, and in doing so, enables us to observe and reflect on others and ourselves with compassion. Learn and practice six types of writing for well-being: expressive, transactional, poetic, affirmative, legacy, and mindful. No prior writing experience needed.
CE-WRITG 2125, 2 Sat., Mar. 5 & 12, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $75. S Lantero. #18551
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, 3 Tues., Mar. 15-29, 7:00-9:00 pm, $68. L Lush. #18715
Healing Minds and Hearts in Writing
Writing is an empowering tool that frees minds and hearts. Writing has the power to heal, to create a connection with self and with others through ideas, thoughts and sharing of emotions. The “work-shopping” process invites writing as a recursive process in which writing stamina is built, writing goals are examined, and the process is shared. Writers will engage in experiential writing, set writing goals, and will create shorter structured pieces and a longer piece as a culminating activity.
CE-PRSDV 2197VA, 5 Fri., Feb. 4-Mar. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm, $125. E Klein. #18595
How to Tell a Story
Whether you are telling a fictional or nonfictional story, the elements of telling it are the same. A good story does not always start with ‘once upon a time’ or the day your lead character was born. It starts with action, setting the scene, introducing a character, or even posing a question. In this remote course, learn how to tell your story through plotting and drafting it. Learn how edit your story with a discerning eye by discovering what to leave in and what to take out. You will develop it into a finished story to share with the class for critiquing.
CE-WRITG 2123, 3 Tues., Feb. 1-15, 7:00-9:00 pm, $73. L Lush. #18717
Introduction to Memoir
Memoir is a life examined. Learn how to mine your memory and tell your story using the tools of prose, including theme, description, and dialogue.
CE-WRITG 2112, 4 Thurs., Jan. 6-27, 1:00-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $125. M Matlick. #18598