Writing/Literature

Book Boot Camp— 2018-04-18thru 2018-04-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm., University Center Rm 217. Take your book to Book Boot Camp where you'll hone your knowledge of both craft and publishing. Join Heather Shumaker, author of Saving Arcadia, and learn how to conduct research, create authentic scenes, and navigate the traditional publishing world of agents, editors and publishers. This course is for writers with a work in progress or just a book idea, who want to write a compelling, readable story and learn the ins and outs of getting published. Bring your story alive! Also appropriate for curious readers who want to see what goes on behind the scenes in writing a book.

  • Seats available : Approximately 23 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090192
Business Writing Done Right!— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-07$39— Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-8:30 pm., University Center Rm 217. Do your press releases attract enough attention? (You're sending them, right?) Every piece of promotional material needs content, but badly written content can do more harm than good. Join Karin Beery, owner of Write Now Editing and Copywriting Services, and in just two hours, you'll learn the basics of writing effective press releases and captivating content that motivates your clients to action! Stop hoping for better results--start publishing more effective promos now.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090448
Change Your Story: Transform Your Life— 2018-01-29thru 2018-02-12$79— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mons., 10 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Current brain science tells us that how we think, how we feel, and the stories we tell create 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 guides 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089872
Creative Writing - Poetry— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-05$322— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Thurs, 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 15.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is a joint offering with the academic course taught by Sarah Wangler.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 3 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 263870583
Love Sells! Your Ticket to the Publishing World— 2018-02-20thru 2018-02-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Did you know that romance novels are considered the workhorse of the publishing industry that fuels the publishing of many other genres? It's a lucrative business, and with a little help, you can have yours published by a traditional royalty paying publisher. Join Sheri Dargin, author of a dozen romance novels published under several pen names, to learn what publishers and readers desire in a romance novel. Find out how to craft the essential part of the story--the main characters--so you can get your submission accepted. Learn the basic character requirements -- and how to write them - that will get and keep your audience interested. These tools can help you write the romance novel you and your audience will love to read!

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089650
Transforming Real Life into Fiction— 2018-01-16thru 2018-02-13$109— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., 4-5:30 pm. University Center Rm 217. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table -- with the doctor saying, "I'm afraid that novel in you has to come out." Let's face it, you have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out -- but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions, and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available : Approximately 23 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089382
Creative Writing - Poetry— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-05$322— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Thurs, 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 15.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is a joint offering with the academic course taught by Sarah Wangler.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 3 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 263870583
Transforming Real Life into Fiction— 2018-01-16thru 2018-02-13$109— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., 4-5:30 pm. University Center Rm 217. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table -- with the doctor saying, "I'm afraid that novel in you has to come out." Let's face it, you have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out -- but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions, and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available : Approximately 23 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089382
Change Your Story: Transform Your Life— 2018-01-29thru 2018-02-12$79— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mons., 10 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Current brain science tells us that how we think, how we feel, and the stories we tell create 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 guides 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089872
Love Sells! Your Ticket to the Publishing World— 2018-02-20thru 2018-02-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Did you know that romance novels are considered the workhorse of the publishing industry that fuels the publishing of many other genres? It's a lucrative business, and with a little help, you can have yours published by a traditional royalty paying publisher. Join Sheri Dargin, author of a dozen romance novels published under several pen names, to learn what publishers and readers desire in a romance novel. Find out how to craft the essential part of the story--the main characters--so you can get your submission accepted. Learn the basic character requirements -- and how to write them - that will get and keep your audience interested. These tools can help you write the romance novel you and your audience will love to read!

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089650
Business Writing Done Right!— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-07$39— Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-8:30 pm., University Center Rm 217. Do your press releases attract enough attention? (You're sending them, right?) Every piece of promotional material needs content, but badly written content can do more harm than good. Join Karin Beery, owner of Write Now Editing and Copywriting Services, and in just two hours, you'll learn the basics of writing effective press releases and captivating content that motivates your clients to action! Stop hoping for better results--start publishing more effective promos now.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090448
Book Boot Camp— 2018-04-18thru 2018-04-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm., University Center Rm 217. Take your book to Book Boot Camp where you'll hone your knowledge of both craft and publishing. Join Heather Shumaker, author of Saving Arcadia, and learn how to conduct research, create authentic scenes, and navigate the traditional publishing world of agents, editors and publishers. This course is for writers with a work in progress or just a book idea, who want to write a compelling, readable story and learn the ins and outs of getting published. Bring your story alive! Also appropriate for curious readers who want to see what goes on behind the scenes in writing a book.

  • Seats available : Approximately 23 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090192
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