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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

Unleash Your Poetic Potential
"Write your sorrows, your wishes, your passing thoughts, your belief in anything beautiful." (from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke). Are you an aspiring poet who needs a jumpstart? Are you a serious writer who wants the stimulation of other poetry seekers? This course is for writers of all levels who wish to develop their poetic skills. Using various themes, students will use prompts and related readings of established poets to create their own poems. Technique and craft will be developed as you write and share (should you wish) with other authors. Instructor Shirley Brewer is a published poet, educator and workshop facilitator. Please bring a small object that has special meaning for you to the first class. $79** (includes $45 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Sep 18-Oct 2
#9067   XE 124 6419 Gateway Campus

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“The Power of Three: Writing, Self-Publishing, and Marketing Your Fiction” will be a year-long series of courses presented by award-winning author P.J O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer is a published writer of suspense/mystery/romance novels, with her work appearing on television, radio and in newspaper articles. She will take you through the process of writing fi ction (Fall 2014), self-publishing your novel (Winter 2015) and marketing your work effectively using various media (Spring 2015). These courses are designed for
first-time writers who have an idea and for those wanting 
to complete and publish a current manuscript.

Writing Fiction
This course is designed for beginners and those invested in finishing their current manuscript. If you're not sure where to begin or you're having trouble finishing that novel, P.J. O'Dwyer will share an exciting and easy system to write and complete that story waiting to be put into words. Grab your readers from the first page and keep them engaged until the end with techniques P. J. will teach on crafting effective dialogue, dynamic characters, and believable description and setting. Critique is a must. In this six-week course, you will have the opportunity to share your story through critique and learn the do's and don'ts of giving and receiving unbiased opinions, as well as how to use those critique comments of your own work to strengthen your writing. In the end, you'll have the skill set to complete a manuscript and turn it into a finished novel. Materials fee includes a novel and instructor created and supplied folders. $159 (includes $65 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-8:30pm, Oct 8-Nov 19
#5810   XI 202 6719 Centennial High School
(No class Oct 15)

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*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.

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