Writing/Literature

Change Your Story: Transform Your Life — 2017-11-28 thru 2017-12-12$89 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Current brain science tells us that how we think, how we feel, and the stories we tell creates our personal reality. What if you could change a story from your past? What story would you choose? What if you could create your future story? Would you? The human brain is hard-wired for STORY. We think, imagine, and retrain information in narrative or STORY form. In this writing workshop, narrative consultant Jenifer Strauss will guide you through her Turning Points Personal Narrative Process to help you identify the pivotal events that have changed the course of your life, show you how to change the stories from your past, and intend the future story you wish to live. No prior writing experience necessary.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040654
Creative Writing — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Scholars Hall Rm. 15 Learn the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing of fiction and short stories. Includes analysis of model works and critique of manuscripts produced by class members. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077746
Course ClosedCreative Writing - Poetry — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-07-20$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 09 In this creative poetry writing class, the emphasis will be on writing new work, both in the classroom and on your own. We'll also read great books, discuss the art and craft of poetry, and receive critical feedback on works-in-progress. This workshop provides a supportive and convivial atmosphere for both new and more experienced poets. By the end of the course you can look forward to a polished portfolio and a fuller comprehension of the genre. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077926
In Dark Places: Writing the Mystery Novel — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-24$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Follow Elizabeth Buzzelli, local acclaimed writer, into the dark places where mysteries are born. Consider all parts of the mystery--murder, forensics, procedure, the amateur sleuth, dark story, police detective--and learn how to write each one. Limited to 12 students who are determined to see their work published and are willing to write, then read their work to the class. The only prerequisite is for the writer to love mysteries, read widely in the genre, and come with a determination to write a publishable novel!<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040646
Poetry and Performance — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. The art of expressing yourself through writing and performing poetry out loud builds confidence. We will discuss all that a poem is and can be, and practice reading poems by Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Frank O'Hara with gusto and intention. Exploring the significance of what we say and how we say it, we'll create fresh works of art and share freely, performing our original poems for each other at the end of the class. Partner poems are also great, so invite your friends to sign up, too!<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040642
Creative Writing — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Scholars Hall Rm. 15 Learn the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing of fiction and short stories. Includes analysis of model works and critique of manuscripts produced by class members. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077746
Course ClosedCreative Writing - Poetry — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-07-20$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 09 In this creative poetry writing class, the emphasis will be on writing new work, both in the classroom and on your own. We'll also read great books, discuss the art and craft of poetry, and receive critical feedback on works-in-progress. This workshop provides a supportive and convivial atmosphere for both new and more experienced poets. By the end of the course you can look forward to a polished portfolio and a fuller comprehension of the genre. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077926
Poetry and Performance — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. The art of expressing yourself through writing and performing poetry out loud builds confidence. We will discuss all that a poem is and can be, and practice reading poems by Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Frank O'Hara with gusto and intention. Exploring the significance of what we say and how we say it, we'll create fresh works of art and share freely, performing our original poems for each other at the end of the class. Partner poems are also great, so invite your friends to sign up, too!<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040642
In Dark Places: Writing the Mystery Novel — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-24$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Follow Elizabeth Buzzelli, local acclaimed writer, into the dark places where mysteries are born. Consider all parts of the mystery--murder, forensics, procedure, the amateur sleuth, dark story, police detective--and learn how to write each one. Limited to 12 students who are determined to see their work published and are willing to write, then read their work to the class. The only prerequisite is for the writer to love mysteries, read widely in the genre, and come with a determination to write a publishable novel!<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040646
Change Your Story: Transform Your Life — 2017-11-28 thru 2017-12-12$89 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Current brain science tells us that how we think, how we feel, and the stories we tell creates our personal reality. What if you could change a story from your past? What story would you choose? What if you could create your future story? Would you? The human brain is hard-wired for STORY. We think, imagine, and retrain information in narrative or STORY form. In this writing workshop, narrative consultant Jenifer Strauss will guide you through her Turning Points Personal Narrative Process to help you identify the pivotal events that have changed the course of your life, show you how to change the stories from your past, and intend the future story you wish to live. No prior writing experience necessary.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040654
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