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Express yourself through our reading and writing classes. Work with our instructors to sharpen your skills and produce wonderful short stories. Begin that novel you have always wanted to write or prepare your work for publication. Enjoy a range of classes that fit your creative spirit.

Reading and Writing - Upcoming Classes

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Creative people are happier, healthier and more satisfied. You don't have to go looking for your creative spark. It is within‐‐waiting for you to tap into its power. Want to write a novel? Solve a problem? Find a relationship? This class will help you get out of your own way and start something new! You'll pick up helpful techniques that apply to all aspects of life. Note: Bring a notebook to class. Taught by Carol March, published author and creativity coach.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14867
$65
9/11/2018 - 9/25/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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Spontaneous co‐writing is a technique developed by our instructor to engage your creative mind through stream of consciousness writing, initiated by the prompt of a word. In this class you will use paper and pen to record your thoughts, memories and analysis of those thoughts based on the chosen word. Through reading these thoughts out loud we become our own authority. Scribbling with pen and paper and listening for what others write will take you on a journey of new learning.

Note: This class meets for 1 hour over 6 weeks. Personal Enrichment ‐ Tuition Remission. Class meets on Wednesdays,

Section FAA‐PE

14893
$49
9/12/2018 - 10/17/2018
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Alice Brasfield, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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What do you have to say? And what ideas do you want to share through writing? Give yourself the chance to explore your stories and ideas through creative writing. During this class you'll write, share, and write again‐without pressure! You choose the topic – serious, funny, or somewhere in between. You'll expand your horizons, have fun, and become a better writer.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14858
$125
9/25/2018 - 11/13/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
CE South Building

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This course will guide participants through "Sure Way " strategies and techniques for writing a short story–processes universally used by masters of the form. Starting with a fresh idea and progressing through rough and final draft stages, students should end with a new short story suitable for submitting for publication.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

14892
$95
10/2/2018 - 10/23/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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If you are a novice poet or haven't written since you were a kid, this class is for you. We will have discussions of basic craft elements and in‐class writing prompts. One poem will be due each week and we will explore how to constructively critique each other's poems. In addition, we will read published poetry as it relates to the craft. This will be a low stress class for beginners. Pick up that pen and paper and c'mon down!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

14863
$100
10/3/2018 - 11/7/2018
Wed 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Anastasia Andersen
CE South Building

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You want to write a book–a novel, memoir, historical, self‐help or inspirational book to share your knowledge. The first step is finding your vision. What is your message? Who are you speaking to? Find your passion and you've found the subject of your book. The next step is to organize and position your book to sell in today's marketplace. You will learn how to research the market, decide where your book fits, and how to write it to appeal to your target audience. No writing experience necessary, only a desire to learn. Takeaways include resource lists, a plan of action, and organizational tools. Taught by Carol March, author of speculative fiction and nonfiction books on the creative process.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

14902
$65
10/3/2018 - 10/17/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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Join us for this one day workshop as we explore the world of memoir. In this casual, interactive workshop we will help one another develop our stories. Always wanted to write about that white water rafting trip you took down the Colorado? Or the summer you spent in Paris? Through supportive group discussion and writing exercises we will help you get your writing project off the ground.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14860
$75
10/5/2018
Fri 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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This course seeks to refine journalistic writing skills for magazine features and subgenres, and will follow the premise that good magazine writers are storytellers as much as they are purveyors of facts. The course will explore creative writing techniques unique to magazine nonfiction and will focus on writing, editing, and research skills in preparation for submitting articles for publication to a magazine. In addition to the magazine feature, this class will also address the genres of profiles, reviews, commentaries, how‐tos, and destination/travel pieces. Recommended book: "The Art and Craft of Feature Writing " by William E. Blundell

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

14897
$135
10/10/2018 - 12/5/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM and Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Pax Rasmussen
CE South Building

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Yes, that is right ‐ you can write your book in a weekend. As best‐selling author Tom Bird has shown through his retreats, classes and writings, doing so is more than probable ‐ it is possible. In fact, 100% of those attending Bird's Write Your Publishable Book in a Weekend Retreats in 2012, completed the writing of their books in ‐ you guessed it ‐ a weekend. When students follow Tom Bird's training on how to connect to their own personal authors within their books literally began to pour out of them like water. Experienced authors will learn a new way to approach the writing of their books and, as a result, not only substantially quicken their processes in regard to writing a book but substantially upping the expressive quality of their end result. Newbies will learn how to write a book and how to do so in the fastest, most efficient and expressive way possible. Class size is limited for this course and Bird makes very few visits to the area. So if you want to learn how to write your book in the quickest, most professional and creatively enlightened way possible, sign up soon.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

14891
$145
10/13/2018
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 5:30 PM
Tom Bird
CE South Building

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We all have a story about our lives–about why things happened and why we react as we do. As adults in a rapidly changing world, we may find the stories taught by our parents and community no longer serve. You are the writer of your script and the director of your life, so you can change direction at any time. We will use journaling, visualization, and small group exercises to uncover your story and rewrite it if you choose. For anyone who wants to explore personal growth in a safe, supportive setting. No previous writing experience required. All work done in class is kept confidential. Bring a notebook and an open mind. Taught by Carol March, published author and coach, who blogs at AWritersHeart.com

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

14870
$65
11/1/2018 - 11/15/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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Online Writing Classes

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Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books of all types. Read More...

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Brush up on your grammar, writing, and editing skills with this discounted bundle of online courses! Read More...

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This is the perfect course for anyone who's ever thought about becoming a fantasy fiction writer. Read More...

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