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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

Class Name

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
1/22/2019 - 2/5/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Carol March
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 SPA‐PE

14858
$125
1/29/2019 - 3/19/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
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 SPA‐PE

14860
$75
3/2/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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Find inspiration for new poems in the unexpected: group prompts, odd prompts, timed prompts, political prompts, ekphrastic prompts. Write outside of your comfort zone. One or more poetry prompts will be introduced each week to energize your writing. Students will be asked to produce a poem each week which will then be critiqued by the class. Open to all who are not afraid of tapping into their imagination.

Section SPA‐PE

14862
$100
3/6/2019 - 4/10/2019
Wed 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Anastasia Andersen
CE South Building

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Do you dream of writing a poem, play, memoir, short story, or novel, but can't seem to start? Or maybe you start, but bog down before you finish. This class is for anyone who wants to dissolve the blocks that prevent you from being the creative person you were meant to be. We will use the steps outlined in The Artist's Way to embody the principle that the natural order of life is creativity and not just for the elite few. Taught in a safe, nurturing environment. Your work does not have to be shared in class. No writing experience is necessary, only the willingness to explore, and an open mind. Taught by Carol (Holland) March, a published fiction and nonfiction writer who blogs about creativity, writing, and healing at AWritersHeart.com Required text: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Available new and used at Amazon and abebooks.com (from about $4.00 to $13.00)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SPA‐PE

14880
$199
3/6/2019 - 5/22/2019
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Carol March
CE South Building

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We will study great narrative poems in relation to great narrative prose with an eye to the transformations and mutations of "story. " Helpful to anyone thinking about oral or written storytelling.

Note: Personal Enrichment ‐ Tuition Remission.

Section SPA‐PE

08562
$85
3/12/2019 - 4/2/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Robert Gish
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 SPA‐PE

14891
$49
3/30/2019
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Tom Bird
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 SPA‐PE

14897
$135
4/3/2019 - 5/29/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Pax Rasmussen
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
4/16/2019 - 4/30/2019
Tue 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 SPB‐PE

14860
$75
5/4/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Heidi Carlson
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...

$185
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Brush up on your grammar, writing, and editing skills with this discounted bundle of online courses! Read More...

$495
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This is the perfect course for anyone who's ever thought about becoming a fantasy fiction writer. Read More...

$185
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