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Grammar Refresher: What are FANBOYS Anyway?

Emily Rickefs
Are you in need of a refresher for college or to write that report?  Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important for writing and speaking. Gain confidence to produce clean, grammatically correct work and to speak correctly. Discuss and practice English grammar basics such as sentence structure and punctuation. Write for clarity and for your audience. Practice what you learn through online, at home, and in-class exercises.

Wed, Oct 7-Nov 11, 6:30-8 p.m., 6 wks           Littleton Campus
WRIT 1019F01-69304 Add to Cart                               $149, plus book


Business Writing Essentials

Whether preparing an e-mail, a business letter, a multi-page proposal, or a presentation, effective writing is essential. Learn to:

  •  link your writing to its purpose
  • modify your writing for different readers and audiences
  • package your message so that you position important details where readers will see them
  • craft an effective summary paragraph at the beginning to focus the reader’s attention
  • make complex information easy to grasp
  • remove words that add nothing to your main idea
  • avoid mistakes in grammar and punctuation that make readers wince

Wed, Oct 7-21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3 wks             Littleton Campus
WRIT 1007F01-69305 Add to Cart                                  $99, plus book


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 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 Essentials 

Take those musings, meanderings, scribbled pages, and ideas that float in your head and create a lasting treasure. Discuss plot, character development, dialogue, description, scene, transition, and point of view. Fine tune writing skills and get feedback to help you grow in a pressure-free environment. Explore writing and see with a writer’s eyes. Spark ideas, gain confidence, and experiment with both fiction and nonfiction.

Mon, Sept 21-Oct 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks               Littleton Campus
WRIT 1010F01-68552 Add to Cart                                                      $189

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 closed
WRIT 2004F01-69249 add to cart                            $299, plus books 


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 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


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 ACC Bookstore


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:

  • M03 Aug 19
  • F01  Sept 16
  • F02  Oct 14
  • F03  Nov 11
  • F04  Dec 9

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

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
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