|Creative Writing||Get Published||Grammar||Magazine Publication|
|Nonfiction||Online Writing Classes||Poetry||Storytelling|
Writing Skills and Grammar Refresher
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.
Beyond the Writer's Closet: Progenitor
Each spring, a dedicated staff of credit students and Community Education students create ACC’s Progenitor Art & Literary Journal from the ground up. Progenitor publishes student and community prose and art work from around the world and continues to garner awards each year from national competition. Learn the world of publishing from behind the scenes and produce ACC’s award-winning print and online journal. We welcome literary and art-minded people of all skills and experience to join our staff. Check out arapahoe.edu/progenitor for details. Contact Andrea Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org. *No class Mar 15 and 17.
Mon/Wed, Jan 18-May 8, 4-5:15 p.m., 15 wks* Littleton Campus
WRIT 2002W01-80789 $299
Exploring Ethnic Literature
Have you ever wondered what Native Americans think about reservation life? What do Scandinavian people today think about Thor and the recent spate of superhero movies? And what’s up with the fantastic stories of Garcia Marquez who gives us old men with enormous wings and babies devoured by ants? What is the Asian perspective on honor in today’s modern world? If you’re fascinated by other cultures, especially in how they manage in today’s world, this literature class will thrill you! We read a book every two weeks, and we examine its own reference points as well as its relationship to other cultures. Join us for some truly inspiring discussions! *No class Mar 13.
Mon, Jan 23- May 8*, 5:30-8:15 p.m. 15 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2007W01-82337 $299 plus books
Creative Non-Fiction Writing
Explore a range of nonfiction, from literary journalism that incorporates creative techniques to critical review, biographical profiles, travel writing, and memoirs. Emphasis is on manuscript development and writing as a process, providing the opportunity for students to write and review their own nonfiction in a supportive, constructive setting. Complete one or more polished, finished pieces. Discuss markets to pitch ideas and publish work, submission techniques, query letters, and trends in the marketplace. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers welcome. *No class Mar 14.
Tue, Jan 17-May 9*, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 15 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2008W01-82336 $299, plus books
Chapter One: The Beginning of the Journey
J. L. Abramo
The importance of the first chapter for the writer and the reader cannot be overemphasized. If you are considering writing a work of fiction, or non-fiction, and have had trouble getting it going—we will look at ways to help kick-start the process. If you have started on a book, we will examine how your first chapter serves to move you forward—and look at how well chapter one succeeds in persuading readers to keep turning pages. Creativity is a journey of exploration and discovery. An urge, a drive, a need to express ourselves in a manner which can be experienced by the senses—seen, heard, touched. As with all journeys, there must be a starting point—the first dance step, the first musical note, the first brush stroke, the first chapter. To learn more about the instructor go to www.jlabramo.com
Thu, June 22-July 27, 3-5 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2019M01-59734 $189
Thu, June 22-July 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2019M02-59735 $189
Introduction to Creative Writing
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 March 13 and 16.
Introduction to Creative Writing – An Online Course
The same content as the Introduction to creative writing class but this class involves you in reading and technique discussions as well as peer critiques in an online platform. Once you register for this class, and about one week prior to the start of class, you will be emailed information to access the course online. For questions, contact Monica.Fuglei@arapahoe.edu.
Online only. Jan 18-May 8, 16 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2004FW02-82366 $299, plus book closed
PRONUNCIATION AND READING
Summer Reading Workshop: Partner with Your Child in Reading
Do you have a child (8 years or older) who struggles to sound out words in English and is reading below his or her grade level? This reading workshop gives parents the opportunity to partner with their children to learn reading strategies for use at home. Together you will learn the most common English vowel sounds, how to break words apart, and the six syllable structures. We will also strengthen reading comprehension skills. As you learn key reading concepts with your child, you will become a stronger reader and speller yourself! Please bring a shoebox and a package of 3 x 5 inch note cards to class. Together with your child, you will fill a shoebox full of key words to take home.
Thu, July 6-Aug 3, 9-11:30 a.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2020M01-59737 $129
Thu, July 6-Aug 3, 6-8:30 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2020M02-59739 $129
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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|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|