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 Thurs., Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 11:30 am-2:00 pm, $130. M Matlick. #21439
Memoir: The Next Steps
This class is ideal for those who are ready to begin writing their memoirs, or have already begun. Students will arrive at each class, including the first class with up to 1,000 words (five pages) ready to read aloud for critique. Discussion will incorporate the elements of memoir, such as plot, character, theme, and dialogue.
CE-WRITG 2119VA, 4 Thurs., Mar. 4-25, 11:30 am-2:00 pm, $130. M Matlick. #21440
Writing Pictures of Our Lives
Draw your life story through poetry and short prose. Read poetry and prose poetry that provides a framework for telling a story. Respond to writing prompts designed to explore perspective, dimension, shading, and other techniques used in the visual arts. Open new avenues for stories that have walked a well-worn path. Enjoy projections of artwork, post cards, picture collections, your own personal photographs and symbolic objects to transform the classroom into a place of the imagination. Leave this workshop with three new pieces of writing.
CE-WRITG 2098, 4 Mon., Feb. 1-22, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $99. A van Buren. #21516
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. 13-27, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $62. P Andrews. #21588
Craft of Poetry Workshop
An introductory online course aimed at teaching the details of poetic forms and meters with emphasis on the craft and creation of poems. Students will analyze and provide constructive feedback to their peers and will critique and review a famous poem during each class. New poetic forms will be introduced and discussed. Students are encouraged to keep and write in a daily journal. Emphasis will be on writing Italian and American sonnets, villanelles, hybrid, acrostic, haiku poems.
CE-WRITG 2121, 6 Fri., Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.$155. L Rhodes. #21638
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., Feb. 16-Mar. 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $68. L Lush. #21565
An Introduction to Journaling
A well-lived life contains the practice of reflection, and one key method of reflecting is through the practice of expressing your thoughts and observations through journaling. This remote course will introduce you to a selection of journaling styles. Students will practice with each style and discuss their insights and experiences from the journaling process. The class will offer a safe space to share observations and provide and receive encouraging feedback. Journaling is a creative way to practice writing while also revealing more of yourself. All will be coached enthusiastically.
CE-WRITG 2122, 4 Wed., Feb. 17-Mar. 10, 7:30-9:00 pm, $78. J DeFrancisco. #21705
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 doesn’t 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., Apr. 6-20, 6:30-8:30 pm, $73. L Lush. #21709