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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.

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Reading and Writing - Upcoming Classes

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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
$95
9/26/17 - 11/14/17
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
CE South Building

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The focus of this workshop is the revision and re‐visioning of existing poems. We will discuss how to increase the intensity of your language and images by poetic craft elements. We will also allow the poem to journey into uncharted terrain via surprising, and radical, revision suggestions. A willingness to revision and re‐vision your poem and an openness to suggestions are the criteria for this workshop. There will also be in‐class revision exercises. Bring a poem (no more than one page), pen/paper, and an open mind to the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14863
$100
10/4/17 - 11/8/17
Wed 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Anastasia Andersen
CE South Building

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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
10/4/17 - 10/18/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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Experience tapping into inner aspects of yourself, perhaps depths of which you have not been aware. In the process you can work though troubled situations ‐ past, present and future, solve problems and develop your creativity. You will be surprised about the multiple ways to use a journal and its tremendous value. There will be at least two writing exercises for each class. Because of limited time, the instructor will share more ways to use your journal. Bring a notebook and a pen.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14871
$75
10/11/17 - 10/25/17
Wed 1:30 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Rita Herther
CE South Building

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The hardest part of writing is getting started. This overview of writing for non‐writers offers information and exercises that will help you launch your writing. You'll learn how to listen for the voice within that knows who you are. This course is ideal if you want to access your inner wisdom, reflect on life, leave a memoir, or experiment with storytelling.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14869
$65
10/17/17 - 10/31/17
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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Connect with your Higher Self. Converse with the spiritual ream of your belief system, whether it's angels or other spiritual beings. Ask questions, receive comfort and guidance. You will be in a safe environment with few rules allowing you to connect with the spiritual realm in a way that you wish. Bring a notebook and pen.

Section FAA‐PE

14872
$65
10/19/17 - 10/26/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Rita Herther
CE South Building

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Take a close look at the art of the memoir in this comprehensive workshop. Start with a discussion of memoir types and why you want to write one. Move on to the mechanics including: getting started, focusing your memoir, connecting with life's inner mysteries, using narrative to bring order to life events, and more. Share your story with in a safe environment.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14860
$75
10/21/17
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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You have the plot, characters, and storyline, but you're bogged down with your writing and feel lost. Don't despair! Forge ahead with help from this class, where you'll be encouraged to launch, continue, or finish your novel. Get help with structure, plot, narrative, voice and more and learn tricks for constructing a book, navigating a long work, and publishing your book.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14894
$85
10/25/17 - 11/15/17
Wed 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month happening in November. This online writing community is coming to life here at UNM Continuing Education. Join us and as you challenge yourself to write 50,000 words in a month. Each interactive Saturday session will include inspiration, facilitated writing time, opportunities for peer review, with a culminating Thursday evening showcase of your work.

Section FAA‐PE

14851
$125
10/28/17 - 11/30/17
Sat 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM and Thu 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
To be Announced
CE North Building

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Reduce stress, handle difficult situations, and feel more in control of your life by using your own words to heal yourself. In a safe, supportive environment, we will explore simple writing techniques you can do at home that are proven to enhance well being and help people cope with stressful situations including illness, injury, divorce, and job loss. Note: Bring a notebook to class and be prepared to write. All writing will be kept confidential.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

14868
$65
11/2/17 - 11/16/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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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...

$129
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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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UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Reading & Writing Classes.

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