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FICTION

Fiction Writing Workshop

ACC Faculty
“It’s kind of strange - in fiction you get to tell lies and are applauded for it.”  –Robert James Waller
Learn how to take your storytelling to a new level through the craft of fiction writing. Create intriguing characters, powerful narrative, backstories, and dialogue. Read and discuss contemporary stories as models for your own beginning stories. Generate story ideas and practice elements of craft through exercises designed to inspire.  Lead by the ACC Creative Writing program’s new faculty for Fall 2014.  Books titles will be sent out on registration. For questions, contact Kathryn Winograd at 303 797 5815 kathryn.winograd@arapahoe.edu. Please register 10 days before the class starts. *No class Nov 24.

Tue, Sept 8-Dec 15, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 14 wks*,       Littleton Campus
WRIT 2008F01-69141 add to cart                                             $299, plus books

CREATIVE WRITING

Introduction to Creative Writing

Annie Dawid
Explore your creative side in this introductory class, which features short stories, poems, drama and non-fiction, all of which supplement your skills in memoir-writing. Your instructor is Annie Dawid, retired Professor of English from Lewis & Clark College, author of three volumes of fiction and winner of recent prizes in essay writing, fiction and drama. Students with all manner of experience in writing, including none at all are welcome to participate. Take a low tech approach which includes listening to great authors on audiotape, writing in class to art and music prompts, reading excellent literature of all eras, from John Donne to Toni Morrison. Please register 10 days before the class starts. *No classes Nov 24 or 26.

Tue/Thu, Sept 8-Dec15, 1-2:15 p.m.*        Castle Rock Campus
WRIT 2004F01-69249 add to cart                            $299, plus books

POETRY

Poetry Writing

Kathryn Winograd
W.H. Auden said, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”  Is that you?  Are you ready to explore how dreams, snippets of songs, doodles in a journal, and a highway sign can become poetry? Explore the art and craft of what is free, formal, and experimental in poetry in a safe workshop setting.  Focus on writing, reading and discussing “luminous things.” Designed for beginning and advanced poets and writers who want to take their writing to a new level. Books available through the ACC bookstore and Amazon: The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach edited by Robin Behn, and A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz. Online readings will be available on D2L. Questions contact Kathryn.winograd@arapahoe.edu 303 797 5815. Please register 10 days before the class starts. *No class Nov 26.

Thu, Sept 10-Dec 10, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 14 wks*        Littleton Campus
WRIT 2011F01-69143 add to cart                                          $299, plus book

STORYTELLING

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Steven Fischer
This workshop is for anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons and those interested in cartoons as an art form. This workshop guides participants through the process of story creation, character development, and expression through comic book and comic strip form.

Wed, Jun 24, 9-5 p.m.             Littleton Campus
WRIT2015M01-59399 add to cart                        $159

PUBLISHING

Get Published Now! Nuts and Bolts, Tricks and Tips

Renee Pawlish
Learn from a best-selling author how you can get published and make money. Discuss tips for ebook publication, formatting a book, Kindle Direct Publishing, Barnes & Noble, ISBN and copyright issues, find an artist, use social media and so much more!

Wed, Apr 22-May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 wks           Littleton Campus
WRIT 1021S01-81465 add to cart                                                         $89

Publishing Your Writing

Juliet Hubbell
Have you written a short story, poem, essay or even a novel or screenplay that the world needs to get its hands on? Here’s the opportunity to get that work published and into the universe! Learn to target a magazine, journal or agent for your work. Create a submissions tracker and develop a complete query package, with a query letter, a personal biography, and even a book proposal for your completed novel. Conduct important market research on competitive titles, genres and sub-genres, branding, create a book trailer (like a movie trailer!) and a book cover. Create a social media presence and design a virtual book tour. No need to have finished book length work to benefit from this comprehensive and up to date view of the publishing industry. Please register 10 days before the class starts. *No class Nov 25.

Wed, Sept 9-Dec 9, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 15 wks             Littleton Campus
WRIT 2003F01-69165 add to cart                $299, plus books from the ACC Bookstore

PLAYWRITING

Playwriting for 10 Minute Play

Jamey Trotter
Join an ACC English professor and theater-lover in this workshop-based creative writing class focused on the popular genre, the 10-minute play. Write and workshop numerous 10-minute theater pieces over the course of the semester. Plot arc, character development, and interesting dialogue will be our primary focus. Playwriting promises to be a fun and educational experience! Please register 10 days before the class starts *No class Sept 7, Nov 23 or 25.

Mon/Wed, Aug 24-Dec 14*          Littleton Campus
WRIT 2016F01-69250 add to cart                  $299, plus book

ONLINE

Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

Section Numbers Chart:

  • S01  Apr 15
  • S02  May 20

To register for online courses, follow the specific class link and click on 'enroll now.'

GENRESSECTION #COST
Writing Young Adult Fiction ONLI 1100$119
Writing for ChildrenONLI 1113$119
The Craft of Magazine Writing ONLI 1061$119
Mystery WritingONLI 1114$119
Introduction to ScreenwritingONLI 1191$119
Travel WritingONLI 1118$119
Write Your Life StoryONLI 1115$119
Write and Publish Your Nonfiction BookONLI 1029$119
ESSENTIALS  
Writing EssentialsONLI 1055$119
Grammar RefresherONLI 1060$119
Writeriffic: Creativity Training For WritersONLI 1062$119
Research Methods for WritersONLI 1065$119
Fundamentals of Technical WritingONLI 1066$119
Introduction to Journaling ONLI 1097$119
Beginning Writer’s WorkshopONLI 1110$119
The Keys to Effective EditingONLI 1112$119
Write Like a ProONLI 1119$119
Advanced Fiction Writing ONLI 1176$119
Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published ONLI 1116$119
Introduction to Internet Writing MarketsONLI 1122$119
Publish and Sell Your E-booksONLI 1202$119

 

 

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