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Reading & Writing Classes

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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Visual poetry is a broad hybrid genre, and can be considered a development of concrete poetry, but with elements or characteristics of intermedia. In this class, we will explore the possibilities of combining visual elements and non‐representational language with your poems. We will discuss how the image interacts with the content of poetry. If you are willing to use your imagination and experiment, then this class is for you. We will rely on prompts and in‐class writing exercises for inspiration. Participants will bring in a visual poem each week which will be shared with the class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

14863
$100
04/25/2018 - 05/30/2018
Wed 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Anastasia Andersen
CE South Building

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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 SPA‐PE

14892
$85
05/02/2018 - 05/23/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Robert Gish
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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14866
$65
05/08/2018 - 05/15/2018
Tue 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 SPA‐PE

14869
$65
05/16/2018 - 05/30/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Carol March
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 SPA‐PE

14860
$75
05/19/2018
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 3:30 PM
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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Writers Conference

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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...

$399
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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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