Offerings

This course focuses on audio-visual narratives, with an emphasis on how the collaborative process of combining cinematography, editing, sound, mise-en-scene, and acting constructs meaning and communicates ideas. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 12, 2024, RTEC 138
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, discussing craft, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. In this 3-part workshop, we'll take inspiration from various mythological traditions to generate new writing or to enhance creative pieces in process. Our time together will be balanced between reading inspiration texts, writing to prompts related to those texts, and sharing out writing. This is an opportunity for writers of any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and at any level to set aside some time for creative output and community.


May 8-22, 2024, RTEC 136
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.


April 24, 2024 to May 29, 2024, CHLAB 301
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 bestseller? 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!


April 25, 2024 to May 30, 2024, CHLAB 207
The power and beauty of a poem relies on the beating heart at its center. In this workshop, we'll read some poems and get a start on some of our own, identifying and getting at the heat and heart of what we'd like to say.


Saturday, February 24, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
It's often said, the poem must find its form, but how does that work, exactly? Join Irene Cooper in exploring how form can help generate a poem, as well as be a tool for revision. We'll read some poems, and get a start on some of our own.


Saturday, March 9, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
Not too many years ago writers needed an agent and a publisher to (eventually) see their book in print. Today you can bypass the gatekeepers, publish your work on your own schedule, and keep a larger portion of the profits by learning to self-publish. In this course you will discover how to navigate every step in the self-publishing process. Whether you're just thinking of writing a book or you have a manuscript ready to publish, this interactive workshop series will save you time, save you money, and give you a huge head start on the process.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this class, learn the basic elements of short story and flash fiction writing with award-winning author and college educator, Kat Mattingly. As part of the class, you will have a chance to practice skills for developing plot, character, setting, voice, and dialogue while writing short fiction pieces. Kat will also discuss avenues for publishing your short stories and flash fiction, whether written in this class or otherwise. Open to writers of all genres and levels!


February 1, 2024 to March 14, 2024, CHLAB 207
May 7, 2024 to June 11, 2024, RDM1 105
This course introduces the many forms and purposes of creative nonfiction such as science or nature writing, travel writing, memoir, biography, and journalistic essay. Requires individual and collaborative workshop activities to develop skills in drafting and revision. Examines topics, purposes for writing, and elements of craft, including voice, scene, description, and structure. Requires creation of a portfolio of works reflecting various stages of their writing process. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 2, 2024 to June 11, 2024, MDR 114
April 4, 2024 to June 13, 2024, PRI 114
Have you always wanted to write a kid's book? This class is for you! In this course, successful kid's book author Dani Nichols will help you navigate the path to writing, designing, and selling your book. No experience necessary! Participants are encouraged to come with potential children's book ideas and questions. Authors who already have a children's books and want help releasing or successfully marketing their children's books are also welcome.


May 4-11, 2024, HCC 0230