The Writing Center
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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 Wed., Jan. 29-Feb. 19, 1:00-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $125. M Matlick. #15343
The World of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells
One was French and the other was English, but both writers are recognized as the “Fathers of Science Fiction”. Learn the colorful story of how these two writers developed a form of writing that not only predicted future events, but also created works used today as the basis of movies and television programs. We will discuss little known facts about the early years and backgrounds of each of these authors.
CE-LIT 2035, 1 Sat., Apr. 4, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-2, $25. L DiMartino. #15348
Writing as a Way of Healing
Have you ever wondered why putting words to our experiences can be so cathartic and enriching? Creative writing plays a role in promoting human resilience, assisting us in processing adverse events and reframing our pasts in a productive and protective way. Come create poetry, non-fiction and fiction. Experience the healing power of writing, in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Share the healing power of words and gain insights into the psycholinguistic underpinnings of the process.
CE-WRITG 2111, 6 Wed., Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 6:00-7:30 pm, Room TBD, $110. J Smith. #15131
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. 17-31, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $65. L Lush. #15163
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. 26-Apr. 9, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-5, $75. K Rippstein. #15112
Start fast! Keep it humming. End with authority. Polish, correct, and tighten the prose. Learn how to write your story, whether fiction or nonfiction, so it entices, captivates, and delights readers.
CE-WRITG 2047, 3 Wed., Apr. 22-May 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-5, $60. P Andrews. #15170
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 Fri., $90. S Weyn.
Sec. A: Mar. 6-20, 12:00 noon-3:00 pm, KNC-4. #15356
Sec. B: Mar. 27-Apr. 10, 4:00-7:00 pm, KNC-3. #15357