Offerings

If you have written your fiction novel or memoir and are ready to take the next steps toward publication, this course will help you understand and complete all the different components necessary for realizing your goal. Whether you plan to be traditionally published or to self-publish, the information in this class will help you make it happen.


September 26, 2024 to October 31, 2024 | 5:00pm-8:00pm PDT | Bend
This course focuses on the significance of science, technology, and on such topics as the idea of the future and the "limits of the human" as revealed in popular culture through genres such as fiction, film, music, comics, anime and manga, and advertising. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


July 1, 2024 to August 1, 2024 | 3:15pm-6:00pm PDT | Prineville
In this course, learn essential building blocks for fiction and memoir including plot, setting, theme, characterization, point-of-view, and dialogue. What is the hero's journey, and how does a writer develop a story concept into a page-turning best seller? Award-winning author and college educator Kathryn Mattingly will inspire you to begin your novel, complete your first draft, or reassess what you have written so far. Open to novel and memoir writers of all levels!


September 25, 2024 to October 30, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm PDT | Bend
This course introduces forms and genres of prose fiction. Uses individual and collaborative workshop activities to develop skills in drafting and revision, these may include critical reading of published authors, prose craft exercises, and constructive response to other student work. Presents effective strategies for writing fiction and craft fundamentals including conflict and plot, story, character, dialogue, theme, setting, narration, and point of view. Includes creation of a portfolio of works reflecting various stages of the writing process. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


June 24, 2024 to August 29, 2024 | 12:00pm-12:00pm PDT | Online
This course introduces students to dramatic writing for both stage and screen. Essential learning processes in the course include scene and dialogue craft exercises, developing strong characters and viable narrative structures, critical reading of plays, screenplays, and/or teleplays, and responding constructively to other student work. Requires regular access to a computer for writing and editing. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


June 25, 2024 to August 29, 2024 | 10:30am-12:30pm PDT | Bend