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This course is a lively, engaging introduction to playwriting. Learn how to construct plots, write memorable dialogue, and create believable characters, as well as how to get your plays produced. Students write scenes and read each others work aloud to see those scenes evolve, with the instructor's dramaturgical feedback. Plays by renowned playwrights are read, watched, and discussed. Students gain basic playwriting skills and a new appreciation of live theatre.

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How do you write a good short story? Learn to create convincing characters, write dramatic scenes, and develop compelling plots. Through lectures, exercises, and writing several short stories, youll build confidence in your writing and gain insights into what makes short fiction succeed.

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60254 8 eve We May 04, 2016 1830-2130 Craig Takeuchi $275 Main Campus

Have you dreamed of telling your story but found yourself staring at a blank page or screen? This workshop is for budding creative writers. Explore your strengths and stumbling blocks in a nurturing environment while putting pen to page. This course encourages each student to express themselves and liberate the writer within.

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60252 8 eve Th Jun 02, 2016 1830-2130 Mette Bach $244 Main Campus

This course is designed for those who yearn to tell their stories and have a desire to write, but do not know where or how to begin. Using personal narrative, discover how to tell the stories you hold within, how to negate the voice that says you cannot, and discover the joy of hearing your inner voice sing.

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Do you want to share a secret passion or a life experience? In this workshop-oriented class learn how to tell true stories, yours or others, using the techniques of literary fiction. Course includes readings, discussions, mini lectures and in-class writing exercises. Students may also bring magazine article pitches, non-fiction contest or story submissions to class to be critiqued.

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60554 8 eve We May 18, 2016 1830-2130 Monica Meneghetti $244 Main Campus

If we trust our eyes and not our preconceived ideas of what things ought to look like, we shall make the most exciting discoveries E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art. Writing Live on Location or en plein air, is inspired by the Impressionist movement of the 1800s. By creating an impression of the moment and capturing feelings and perceptions in an ever-changing world, this class uses place as a trigger for inspiration. Each of the eight classes meets at a different destination for a series of writing exercises that draw upon our surroundings and the many facets of place.

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Discover blogging as a means to capture and share your dreams, memories and visions as well as creative work including writing, graphics, photos and videos. Over the sessions, you will discover how to design a blog, unlock your creativity, and publish online. Learn how to blog solo, with a partner, friends, family members and colleagues. Bring your laptop, tablet, and camera or cell phone camera.

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Memoir is a gift you give to yourself and others. It is a deeply personal document that only you can write. Examine the questions that confront the memoirist and discover the motivations that lie behind the desire to write a memoir. Writing will be generated though a variety of writing exercises and different organizational methods will be explored.

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Practice the art of writing consciously and with purpose. Whether writing a letter, newsletter, or a short story, use well-chosen words and form focused sentences that express key ideas. Hone your writing skills byexploring sentence structure active/passive verb use, transitions, tone, and clarity. If your writing is clear and concise, its a positive reflection of you and your skills.

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Explore the fundamentals of romance, mystery, and fantasy writing with a mix of in-class discussions, workshopping, and hands-on writing assignments. Students will earn first-hand experience in discerning the strengths and possibilities of all three genres.

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Effective, creative written communication is essential for success in business and everyday life. Represent yourself and your work with great writing! Learn how to write creative letters newsletter copy, web copy, press releases, blogs, and elevator pitches. Fine-tune your business and personal correspondence, break through blocks and learn to write and self-edit with clarity, succinctness and style.

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Memoirs define our sense of identity and roots, connecting us to our past and shaping the events that make up our lives. With prompts from the instructor, the class will create stories and work together to develop them along with honing writing skills. Jump-start your creativity with spontaneous writing exercises that can be developed into finished storiesand give you an opportunity to explore your creativity. The instructor will provide helpful ways to generate new story ideas.

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This intensive screenwriting course is a great opportunity for beginning screenwriters to gain knowledge in how full-length feature film screenplays are written and structured. You are guided through the process and learn about three-act structure, character development, theme, subplots, genre, and much more.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

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This intermediate course continues where Writing for Feature Film Script left off. You are guided through dialogue, visual storytelling, subtext, archetypal endings and much more. Through lectures, assignments and extensive in-class feedback, you will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of writing for movies, thereby elevating your skills as a screenwriter to the next level.

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