Courses
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through the viewing and analyzing of a selection of films. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


September 27, 2018 to December 6, 2018, LIB 0001
Explore the techniques of writing effective fiction and creative nonfiction, including story and plot, character development, narrative voice, scene and setting, beginnings and endings, and the use of symbols and metaphor. In this six-week class, students will generate original work through a series of exercises, prompt writing, and free writing to create the first draft of a story.


October 2, 2018 to November 6, 2018, HCC 0190
To plot or not to plot? Show or tell? Cut all the adverbs? Are people born writers? Students will explore both sides of the myths and truths of creative writing through discussion, prompt-writing, and revision, looking at specific examples of what the "experts" tell us to do and discover what works best for each of us.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this four-week class, students will learn basic and advanced revision and workshopping techniques for creative writing. Students will apply what they learn in an interactive group setting to help each writer create the best work they can.


November 13, 2018 to December 4, 2018, HCC 0190
This four-hour food writing workshop will encompass readings, writing exercises, sharing work, and discussion of writing practices and resources. This workshop is designed to bring creativity into the world of food-writing, or more specifically, to use food as a subject for creative writing.


Saturday, November 3, 2018, BEC 0154
Can you use a healthy dose of extra cash? Would you like to generate a steady monthly income working part-time from home (or anywhere else) via computer? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into dollars.


February 16, 2019 to March 16, 2019, SCI 0190
In this workshop, students will gain inspiration from contemporary poets who embrace a variety of forms. Learn to follow prompts to see where they will lead you and feed your fertile imagination sufficiently to fill a new notebook or MacBook with fresh and nourishing poems.


Saturday, October 20, 2018, HCC 0230


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Comedy, tragedy, comic-tragedy, or tragic-comedy -- it is the emotional aspect of writing that binds us to the story. In this two-part class, explore some classic literary examples, and develop our own writing skills through discussion and exercises as you learn to infuse your work with emotion. Class will examine the roles of mood, tone, character, motivation, desire, and passion.


February 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230




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It's possible to earn money by writing, but it's difficult. Competition is stiff and potholes are plentiful. This course will provide students a panoramic view of the marketplace for writers today, point them towards the ones with the most potential, and answer their questions about how to become a professional writer - whether on a part-time or full-time basis.


This course contains no sessions at this time.