Courses

Scenes are the building blocks of our writing. In this workshop, we'll learn the elements of scene-building that effectively move the plot, tell a story, and develop characters. This is an online, live interactive workshop delivered via Zoom.


Saturday, August 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
In this writing workshop, we'll learn the difference between the character, the narrator, and the writer, and discover how to find our writing voice to be a more effective storyteller (fiction or nonfiction). Understand the key questions we should ask ourselves when writing: Who is actually telling the story and to whom? Why and how are they telling it?


Saturday, July 18, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Flash fiction and nonfiction, brief, succinct pieces, have become increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing. Learn the background and element of Flash, and best platforms for publishing. This online, live workshop will develop students' understanding of the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating drafts of flash pieces using prompts. Students will create and edit original flash fiction, and meet remotely for feedback with the instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Memoir writing is hard work but it can be rewarding when working with a community and personal coach. Whether you are brand new to the idea of writing a memoir, or are somewhere in the start-stop phase, you will make progress with your writing practice. Join Kristin Dorsey, writing professor and personal writing coach, in this 8-session extended memoir course. Students will dig-in and explore different types of memoirs to consider for their own piece of work.


September 12, 2020 to December 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
We are all currently living in a different time and place than we were a mere few months ago. Explore the ultimate environmental poem, and help make sense of your world and current situation by turning your pandemic experience and feelings into a poem. Join Irene Cooper for an online, live and interactive workshop in which you will grow new poems and learn techniques for how to shape and revise them.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Do you dream of being paid to write from home, but don't know where to start? Do you want to work on your own schedule and break loose from the shackles of hourly rates and fixed salaries? In this unique workshop, delivered online live, we will zoom in on exactly how to create content that sells. Get one-on-one advice from a seasoned professional writer who reveals the path to take and the dead ends to avoid. You can turn your writing dream into money in the bank. Come to class with a writing project in mind. Stop wishing and get going.


July 14-30, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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The poem is an amazing and portable tool for getting closer to the world, to other people, and to yourself. The skills to write a poem are available to anyone. Join Irene Cooper for an online, live and interactive workshop as we read poems, write using prompts, and stock our toolboxes with the materials we need to express ourselves in a poem.


July 18-25, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you already started or even completed a writing project and want to take the next step? This online workshop will help you with the basics of selling the unique content you have already created. Learn the major markets, how to price and promote your work and different tactics to get your work noticed. Bring your completed work or ideas, if you have one, or develop a project during the class.


August 11-27, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Do you get excited about an image or an event and start to write about it only to run out of steam, or hit a dead end? In this two-session class, students will learn techniques to give practice to their poetry writing. Irene Cooper will help you take those snippets, starts, and fragments and stretch your creative writing skills to shape a good idea into a complete poem.


August 15-22, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM