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Writing Skills and Grammar Refresher: Improve Your Writing Skills

Are you in need of a refresher for college or to write that report or business letter? Whatever your goals, a grasp of effective writing skills and English grammar is important for writing and speaking. Gain confidence to produce clean, grammatically correct work and to speak correctly whether with an individual and for a group. 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.

Add to CartWed, Sept 21-Oct 12, 6-8:30 p.m., 4 wks                   Littleton Campus
WRIT 1019F01-69304                                      $149, plus book closed


Fiction Writing Workshop

Andrea Mason, MFA
Do you ever meet a stranger and think, “I could tell her life story.”  In your other life are you a hero, a murderer, an adulterer or a vampire detective?  Experiment with individual voice and style, point of view, character development, setting, and plot.  Small and large workshops will allow us to explore the art of critical analysis through peer feedback and the sometimes difficult path to accepting criticism of our own work.  A diverse array of authors will inspire us with their stories that illustrate the craft focus for that week.  Write a creative process piece (how do you work – in a nightgown with a pack of cigarettes or in a loud café with a smoothie?) and turn in a major revision.  Come join the writing world; the imagination is a wild place to live.  Prerequisite: English 221 (Intro to Creative Writing) or instructor permission.*No class Nov 24.

Add to CartThu, Sept 8-Dec 8, 6-8:45  p.m., 14 wks*          Littleton Campus
WRIT 2008F01-69141                           $299, plus books closed


Great Books of World Literature I

Juliet Hubbell
There’s no better time to pick up one of the classics than in this World Literature course which is part of the nationally recognized Great Books program. Read and discuss ancient literature from all around the world! Imagine a book club with an actual professor and external resources such as videos, plays, and podcasts to deepen your understanding of these brilliant works. Learn about the thrilling and murderous Medea, the ever romantic Ramayana and even pick up some of the mystical sacred Buddhist texts. Read more Western classics such as the tales from King Arthur’s roundtable and the Norse myths. Experience all of the benefits of a rigorous, academic literature course without any exams or papers to write. This course counts toward the prestigious Great Books certificate (a total of four Great Books courses required)

Add to CartTue/Thu, Aug 23-Dec 13, 10-11:15 a.m., 15 wks  Littleton Campus
WRIT 2018F01-69465                         $299, plus materials closed


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.

Add to CartMon, Sept 19-Oct 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks    Littleton Campus
WRIT 1010F01-68552                                            $199

Introduction to Creative Writing

Kathryn Winograd/Andrea Mason
Learn the basics of creative writing that apply to all genres: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.  Learn how to create powerful voice and style in your writing, dynamic characters, vivid settings, language infused with imagery and concrete, sensory language.  Try your hand at writing short fiction and flash nonfiction, poetry and the ten minute play. This is a workshop-style class that will involve you in reading discussions, peer critiques and small and large workshops. Classes are taught by award-winning and nationally-published authors. *No class Nov 21 -25.

Add to CartMon/Wed, Aug 22-Dec 12, 1-2:15 p.m.     Littleton Campus  (Winograd)
WRIT 2004F01-69249                                              $299, plus book closed

Tue, Sept 6 - Dec 13, 5:30-8:15 p.m.        Littleton Campus (Mason)
WRIT 2004F02-                                                       $299, plus book


Travel Writing

Learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books. Discover the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today’s competitive market (including the how-to’s of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and the uses of interviews, quotes and facts). By the end of the course, you’ll have the ability to write for the travel market.

This is a 6-week online class which begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month. For more information, to register and pay, visit our Online Courses page. Cost is $119 for 24 hours of instruction.


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Poetry Writing

Kathryn Winograd, MFA, Ph.D.
W.H. Auden said, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”  The musician Bob Dylan said, “I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.” Is that you?  Are you ready to live the life of a poet?  To explore how dreams, snippets of songs, doodles in a journal, and a highway sign can become poetry? To discover why poetry is the root of all good writing?  We’ll explore the art and craft of what is free, formal, and experimental in poetry through writing exercises and discussions. Each student will work toward the creation of a personal poetry chapbook.  ENG 221 required, but those with experience writing poetry can contact the instructor for a waiver into the class. 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 21.

Add to CartMon, Sept 12-Dec 12, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 14 wks*          Littleton Campus
WRIT 2011F01-69143                                 $299, plus books   closed

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Publishing Your Writing

Juliet Hubbell, MA
Publishing your writing has never been easier, but the process can seem confusing. What’s going in in modern publishing today? Learn how to establish your presence as a published writer with this comprehensive course that teaches you how to target the best journals and magazines for your shorter pieces, target the best agents for your longer works, use social media to help promote your work and use literally dozens of writer’s tools to help you create, refine and publish faster than ever before. Please register 10 days before the class starts. *No class Nov 23.

Add to CartWed, Sept 7-Dec 7, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 15 wks     Littleton Campus
WRIT 2003F01-69165                           299, plus books closed

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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

  • M03  Aug 17
  • F01 Sept 21
  • F02 Oct 19
  • F03 Nov 16

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

Writing Young Adult Fiction ONLI 1100 $119
Writing for Children ONLI 1113 $119
The Craft of Magazine Writing ONLI 1061 $119
Mystery Writing ONLI 1114 $119
Introduction to Screenwriting ONLI 1191 $119
Travel Writing ONLI 1118 $119
Write Your Life Story ONLI 1115 $119
Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book ONLI 1029 $119
Writing Essentials ONLI 1055 $119
Grammar Refresher ONLI 1060 $119
Writeriffic: Creativity Training For Writers ONLI 1062 $119
Research Methods for Writers ONLI 1065 $119
Fundamentals of Technical Writing ONLI 1066 $119
Introduction to Journaling ONLI 1097 $119
Beginning Writer’s Workshop ONLI 1110 $119
The Keys to Effective Editing ONLI 1112 $119
Write Like a Pro ONLI 1119 $119
Advanced Fiction Writing ONLI 1176 $119
Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published ONLI 1116 $119
Introduction to Internet Writing Markets ONLI 1122 $119
Publish and Sell Your E-books ONLI 1202 $119