Courses

Do you read crime novels; watch crime movies or shows; have a crime novel, script, or short story in the works? If so, this course is for you. Using all mediums of the crime genre, learn how to move your criminal idea from imagination to the page.


August 2, 2022 to September 6, 2022, CHLAB 301
Do you have a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand? If so, you should consider entering the well-paying field of technical writing. This course will teach you the fundamentals techniques that all successful technical writers use. You will learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology.


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George Orwell wrote extensively on the politicization of language. He showed in his writings how language can be used to alter perceptions, bury the truth, and legitimate oppressive regimes. We will read his essay, "Politics and the English Language," and his dystopian novel, 1984. In this time of fake news and alternative facts, Orwell's thoughts about "newspeak" are timely and relevant.


October 4, 2022 to November 22, 2022
Take a poem (or three or four) from inspiration to completion. Learn techniques that will help generate ideas, begin the writing process and shape it into what you want. This two-part workshop includes a mid-week one-on-one revision consultation with Irene, as well as a celebratory reading of students' work during the final session.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Poetry is a powerful tool for connecting to the world through something we share - language - as well as an act of courage and creativity. In this poetry workshop, we'll stock our kit bags with the craft and encouragement we need to walk a poetic line with confidence.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Whether you're hoping to earn your first money as a writer or you're already freelancing but want to earn more, these workshops will help you get further down the road fast!


August 2-18, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Over this six-week course, we will cover why authors need to self-edit, and practice doing it to your own work. Discover why diversity, equity, and inclusion are an important part of all writing and learn what developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading really mean, and how to give and receive critiques and "workshop" your piece. This is a live-streamed class, to allow for both in person and remote students to participate.


July 20, 2022 to August 24, 2022, RTEC 127
July 20, 2022 to August 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM