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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

Class Name

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 SPA-PE

14858
$95
4/4/17 - 5/23/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
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 SUA-PE

14858
$95
6/27/17 - 8/15/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
CE South Building

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Poetic forms force us to put aside habit and expectation in order to extend the possibilities of the poem. This class will experiment with form by working in, against, and through a selection of poetic structures. Resistance created by writing in a form can surprise the poet by inspiring images and lines that are sharper and more powerful. Forms explored will include, the acrostic, abecedarian, Fibonacci. Students will be asked to produce a poem each week to share with the class. Please bring pen and paper to the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

14863
$100
7/12/17 - 8/16/17
Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Anastasia Andersen
CE South Building

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This is an intensive weeklong songwriting workshop and yoga retreat offered on in the heart of Navajo Nation in the rural community of Many Farms, Arizona. Workshop features daily songwriting assignments and guided mentoring from instructors, morning yoga classes, nightly song circles, and a final performance open to community members. The experience also includes a traditional Navajo meal, an introduction to the culture, history and sovereignty of the second largest Native American nation, and is hosted by a prominent local Navajo family on their ancestral land. Workshop is modeled on co-writing, and participants are paired with a different co-writer each day. Retreat includes lodging (tent camping), freshly catered meals, and all instruction. Facilities are rustic and are located on a working ranch, and you should be prepared to camp (showers and limited wifi available). Experience is immersive and you are welcome to participate in ranch and community events to the extent you are comfortable and able. Air conditioning provided in main communal space, and shade structures provided for each tent site. Open to songwriters of all levels, beginner to experienced. Also open to writers of all ilks (poets, fiction writers, spoken word artists) wanting to cross into songwriting but desiring mentoring, encouragement and inspiration to do so. Workshop limited to 12 participants. Cost Includes food, tent camping, and all instruction.

Note: Personal Enrichment TR eligible.

Section SUA-PE

14865
$900
6/4/17 - 6/11/17
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Kristina Jacobsen
Offsite

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You want to write a book'"a memoir, historical, inspirational book or self-help to share your knowledge. However, how do you begin? How do you organize and position your book to sell in today's marketplace? This course gives up to date information on how to research the market, decide where your book fits, and how to write it so it appeals 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: Bring a notebook to each class session.

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Section SPA-PEP

14866
$65
4/20/17 - 4/27/17
Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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You want to write a book'"a memoir, historical, inspirational book or self-help to share your knowledge. However, how do you begin? How do you organize and position your book to sell in today's marketplace? This course gives up to date information on how to research the market, decide where your book fits, and how to write it so it appeals 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: Bring a notebook to each class session.

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Section SUA-PE

14866
$65
6/22/17 - 6/29/17
Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carol March
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 SPA-PE

14867
$65
4/12/17 - 4/26/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carol March
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 SUA-PE

14867
$65
7/12/17 - 7/26/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carol March
CE South 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 SPA-PE

14868
$65
5/10/17 - 5/24/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carol March
CE South 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 SUA-PE

14868
$65
8/2/17 - 8/16/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carol March
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 SUA-PE

14869
$65
8/15/17 - 8/29/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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Connect with your Higher Self. Converse with the spiritual ream of your belief system, weather 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.

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Section SPA-PEP

14872
$65
5/11/17 - 5/18/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rita Herther
CE South Building

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Many are drawn to the art form of writing to allow healing, transformation and the release of their divine potential. In this three-and-a-half-hour introductory workshop, you write with Tom using his most successful technique, the innate and natural Divine Author Within space.Ninety-seven percent of those attending Best Selling Author Tom Bird's Write Your Book in a Weekend Retreat have completed the writing of their long awaited books in a weekend. This class will get you started.You also receive a special gift of the same subliminal track played nonstop at Tom Bird Method Retreats, this audio download has led tens of thousands to overcome their dreaded writer's block, and reconnect to the inspiration that is their book. You can use this Writing Audio to continue writing from the Author Within state long after the class ends.

Note: Tuition Remission PEP

Section SPA-PE

14875
$59
4/13/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tom Bird
CE North Building

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Writers of all levels, listen up! Like cooking, writing is the process of pulling together raw ingredients with inspiration to create a finished work of art. Get ready to take your writing through a new perspective, drawing upon cultural images toward food that bring powerful emotions and can inspire strong writing! Through the exploration of memoir, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, learn how to use food as a metaphor to carry your writing to a whole new level.

Note: Recommended book, Appetites by Jules Nyquist.

Section SPA-PEP

14884
$85
4/12/17 - 5/3/17
Wed 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jules Nyquist
Garfield Middle School

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The short story is a versatile and rewarding form for writers and readers. This course defines this literary genre and discusses its boundaries from a writer's point of view. We will study a template for the phases of short story writing: pre-writing, writing, and revising. By the end of the course, we'll have a short story and a springboard for more stories.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

14892
$85
6/6/17 - 6/27/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Robert Gish
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 SPA-PE

14894
$85
4/24/17 - 5/15/17
Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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Writers Conference

Class Name

UNM Continuing Education offers the Thirteenth annual Writer's Conference. Editors and agents from New York City will join with authors and teachers to explore the latest trends in publishing including short stories, novels, narrative non-fiction, poetry and memoir. In addition individual pitch sessions with agents and editors at no additional cost will be offered to those who register before April 1. Attendees may only choose one person, but may ask questions of other speakers throughout the day. After you register, contact Sandra Toro at storo32567@aol.com to sign up for your ten minute pitch. Lunch and materials are included in your tuition.

Note: Individual pitch sessions with agents and editors at no additional cost will be offered to those who register before April 1. Attendees may only choose one person but may ask questions of other speakers throughout the day. After you register, contact Sandra Toro at storo32567@aol.com to sign up for your ten minute pitch. Lunch and materials are included in your tuition.

14899 | $150

Writing: From Start to Sales XIII - SPR-PD

4/8/17
Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Sandra Toro
CE North Building

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Calling all young writers! Join us for the Annual UNM Young Writer's Conference. Learn the ins and outs of writing and getting published from professional writers. In addition, participants will explore writing techniques across genres and styles. Young authors are invited to share their work. Fee includes a box lunch. https://newmexico.augusoft.net/customers/UNM/files/youth/youth-writers-conference-2016-Agenda.pdf

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17180 | $75

UNM Young Writer's Conference (ages 11-17) - SPA

4/8/17
Sat 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM and Sat 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM and Sat 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE North Building, 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...

$129
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Brush up on your grammar, writing, and editing skills with this discounted bundle of online courses! Read More...

$261
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This is the perfect course for anyone who's ever thought about becoming a fantasy fiction writer. Read More...

$129
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UNM Tuition Remission

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

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