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Creative Writing for New Writers: A One Day Workshop

WRIT-701    Creative Writing for New Writers: A One Day Workshop--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/3/2018--3/3/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

Are you just getting started with writing? Do you want to discover your strengths as a writer? Would you like positive feedback on your writing in a supportive environment? This workshop will help you create a short story, essay, or poem to share in a group workshop. Bring writing tools of your choice (pen/paper or laptop/tablet). Cost for adults 60 and over $45.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/3/2018 - 3/3/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--4:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Meredith McDonough
  • Fees:           59

 

So You Think You Can Write? A Creative Writing Crash Course

WRIT-701    So You Think You Can Write? A Creative Writing Crash Course--Forest Park - C Tower
2/3/2018--5/5/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  14

This course is for aspiring writers looking to hone their storytelling skills. We will explore plot versus story. What is a plot? What is a story? What is the difference? You will learn how to create a narrative to give your writing a direction. We will discuss how plot work in books and TV as well other mediums. This class will feature one lecture, two skill building exercises, two breakout sessions, and one group workshop. You will create the first drafts of a short work of fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction and receive constructive feedback on your writing in a supportive environment. All writing styles and genres are welcome. Class meets 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, and 5/5. Cost for adults 60 and over $75.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/3/2018 - 5/5/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--3:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - C Tower
  • Instructor:   Daphne Rivers
  • Fees:           139

 

Freelancing for Fun and Profit

WRIT-704    Freelancing for Fun and Profit--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
5/12/2018--5/12/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

Do you want to get paid for exploring your passions or sharing what you know with others through carefully crafted non-fiction news and feature articles? This four-week course will teach you how to develop ideas and mold them into pieces fit for newspapers, consumer magazines, trade magazines, blogs, online magazines and more by covering some of the basics of reporting, writing and selling stories. No matter what your interests or expertise, you will learn how to identify markets, write query letters, research and interview and write articles that will get you published for profit. Bring recent copies of some of your favorite publications as well as any original story ideas you’d like to see in print. Cost for adults 60 and over $44.

  • Meeting Dates:  5/12/2018 - 5/12/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--4:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   Charlene Oldham
  • Fees:           59

 

How to Get Published in Literary Magazines

WRIT-704    How to Get Published in Literary Magazines --Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/24/2018--3/24/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  18

Do you want to publish a story, essay, or poem in a literary magazine? Are you unsure where to begin? Whether you have finished pieces ready to go or are just getting started in your writing process, this introductory workshop will demystify the publishing process and build your confidence in your writing. This will help you match your unique, creative writing with like-minded publishers and get your writing out there! Bring your ideas, works-in-progress, and (if at all possible) your laptop or tablet to class and be ready to search writing markets. Please note that this class does not cover self-publishing.Cost for adults 60 and over $44.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/24/2018 - 3/24/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--4:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Meredith McDonough
  • Fees:           59

 

How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know

WRIT-704    How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/14/2018--4/14/2018        Total Seats:  30    Places Left:  27

Have you been thinking about writing a book (or perhaps you have written one) and are curious about how to publish it yourself? In this four-hour workshop, we'll cover the realities of independent publishing, how editing and design can make your book look great, options for getting your book into print, sales channels, eBook production and tips for book marketing. Presented by the St. Louis Publishers Association. No senior discount.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/14/2018 - 4/14/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  8:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           39

 

How to Self-Publish

WRIT-704    How to Self-Publish--Forest Park - C Tower
3/27/2018--3/27/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

There was a time when, in order to turn a manuscript into a book, a writer's only option was to find an agent. But these days we live in a new, do-it-yourself era, which makes it easier than ever to self-publish. This class will look into all the facets of this complex endeavor, including the under-valued processes of editing and proofreading. We'll discuss how to maximize value by balancing quality and cost, and explore the challenge of finding a good graphic designer. There are more options than ever for writers, including a choice of companies that print to order and require no initial investment. This course will help you to grow a spine for self-publishing. Cost for adults 60 and over $30.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/27/2018 - 3/27/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - C Tower
  • Instructor:   Jordan Oakes
  • Fees:           39

 

Self-Publishing for Writers

WRIT-704    Self-Publishing for Writers--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/7/2018--3/7/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  13

If you're writing a book and contemplate the daunting task of getting it published, come learn about the process involved in self-publishing your work. This class will give you information you need to know to save yourself a lot of time and money and help you understand all the decisions required to make self-publishing a successful venture. We'll cover everything from getting copyright registered, applying for an ISBN, good cover design, manuscript editing, print, eBooks and marketing. Cost for adults 60 and over $24.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/7/2018 - 3/7/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Jill Mettendorf
  • Fees:           29

 

WordPress for Writers: Easy Website Design for Online Publishing

WRIT-704    WordPress for Writers: Easy Website Design for Online Publishing--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
4/21/2018--4/21/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  20

Looking for a place to share your poetry, essays, short stories and other creative works with the world? Why not design the perfect online forum yourself with WordPress, which draws more than 409 million people who view 15.8 billion pages each month? WordPress is one of the world’s most popular Web design tools because it’s free, easy to use and produces professional results. In fact, WordPress sites are so pro that you can even use them as an online hub for marketing your work to journals, magazines and other print or online publications. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Students must bring their own laptop or tablet computer and already have a generic email account through Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail and know this email address and password. Bring a sack lunch. Cost for adults 60 and over $44.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/21/2018 - 4/21/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--4:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   Charlene Oldham
  • Fees:           59

 

Focus on Fiction: Crafting Memorable Characters

WRIT-706    Focus on Fiction: Crafting Memorable Characters--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/20/2018--3/20/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  18

Crafting a compelling character from our imagination is a daunting challenge, but if you can create characters with dimension you are well on your way to writing a believable and perhaps unforgettable story. Memorable characters are the heart of good fiction and keep the reader turning the page. In this course you will discover techniques for developing heroes, antiheroes and villains that are compelling, and perhaps unforgettable. Through lecture, examples and in-class exercises, you will learn techniques to breathe life into your characters and make them captivating. Cost for adults 60 and over $32.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/20/2018 - 3/20/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Melody Meiners
  • Fees:           39

 

Focus on Fiction: Creative Toolbox

WRIT-706    Focus on Fiction: Creative Toolbox--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/10/2018--4/10/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

Have you ever wondered how fiction writers generate character ideas and plots? Inspiration can strike at any time and in any form. The challenge is recognizing ideas when they come, organizing those ideas, and sticking with them until you meet "The End." In this course, we will explore methods for developing stories and building a better writing practice, including organization and development and overcoming writers block. Through lecture, discussion and in-class exercises, you will learn how to build a toolbox that taps into your creative potential. Cost for adults 60 and over $32.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/10/2018 - 4/10/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Melody Meiners
  • Fees:           39

 

Focus on Fiction: Dialogue

WRIT-706    Focus on Fiction: Dialogue--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/17/2018--4/24/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  18

You learn as much about a character and story through dialogue as you do through action. Dialogue can be tricky, but with practice you can learn the art of writing effective, lifelike dialogue. In this course we will discuss tips and techniques for developing your dialogue writing skills and crafting dialogue that brings your characters to life on the page. Using lecture, discussion, and in-class exercises we will explore what it means to write dialogue that works. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/17/2018 - 4/24/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Melody Meiners
  • Fees:           59

 

Grammar You Should Know

WRIT-706    Grammar You Should Know--Forest Park - C Tower
4/5/2018--4/26/2018        Total Seats:  15    Places Left:  11

After graduating from high school, and even college, many of us still have gaps and lapses in our grammar and spelling. For example, when to use "who" and when to use "whom"; and what's the difference between "effect" and "affect"? The years may have chipped away at your knowledge of English -- but this class will apply a fresh coat of literacy to your writing, no matter what kind you do. This class was formerly called ‘Writing Basics Brush-Up (What You Should Have Learned in High School!). Cost for adults 60 and over $54.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/5/2018 - 4/26/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - C Tower
  • Instructor:   Jordan Oakes
  • Fees:           79

 

Writer's Workshop: Revising and Editing

WRIT-706    Writer's Workshop: Revising and Editing--Meramec - Communications South
4/2/2018--4/23/2018        Total Seats:  15    Places Left:  15

One thing most writers can do even better than writing is procrastinate. Completing your short story, poem, chapter or essay is usually a matter of revising and editing. Usually it takes several drafts to polish your project enough to consider it finished. This class will guide you through three drafts of your short story, poem or essay. If you're writing a book, you will be guided through revising one chapter, be it the first or final. We will workshop each draft, which entails sharing your work-in-progress with fellow students and the instructor. Our purpose will be to encourage one another, clarify to the writing and most of all, to help bring your project to a polished conclusion. This course is designed for those already working on a novel, short story, poetry, or essay. Please bring at least five copies to the first session. Cost for adults 60 and over $54.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/2/2018 - 4/23/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Monday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Communications South
  • Instructor:   Jordan Oakes
  • Fees:           79

 

Mining Your Soul Story

WRIT-710    Mining Your Soul Story--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/10/2018--3/10/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  15

Our minds record the sum of our experiences. Writing extracts the event and allows us to see the situation and our reaction as two separate things. Using various prompts, reflective journaling time, and shared conversation, you will be given tools for mining and writing your own soul story. This workshop is intended for everyone--whether you are new to writing or a long-time journal writer. Bring a sack lunch. Cost for adults 60 and over $41.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/10/2018 - 3/10/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--3:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Mary Eigel
  • Fees:           59

 

Write Your Memoir

WRIT-714    Write Your Memoir--Forest Park - C Tower
3/1/2018--3/29/2018        Total Seats:  14    Places Left:  11

Creativity isn't always required when it comes to good storytelling. When we write about our own lives and experiences, the story within us comes complete with compelling characters you already know and a great plot that's already been lived. We have everything we need right at our fingertips when we compose a memoir - except perhaps, the writing techniques that can help us feel confident enough to put it all down on paper. A memoir isn't necessarily the same as an autobiography. It can focus on just your childhood or your adult years -- or simply one particularly life-changing day. Every life is fascinating. Every story deserves to be told -- and written. This class will guide you in writing your own very unique and special memoir. No class 3/15. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/1/2018 - 3/29/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - C Tower
  • Instructor:   Jordan Oakes
  • Fees:           69

 

Positively Poetry: A Write-In

WRIT-716    Positively Poetry: A Write-In--Forest Park - Off Campus (CE)
5/3/2018--5/3/2018        Total Seats:  12    Places Left:  12

Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? This write-in is the place for you! Novices and masters alike are welcome to this workshop. We will discuss getting inspired, knowing when to revise and when to stop, and publishing tips. Additionally, we will write, revise, and engage in a positive, constructive workshop. Bring writing tools of your choice (pen/paper or laptop/tablet). Class will meet at Café Ventana. Writer’s fuel, a.k.a. coffee, is available for purchase along with a menu of delectable foods! SEATS ARE LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY! Cost for adults 60 and over $24.

  • Meeting Dates:  5/3/2018 - 5/3/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--8:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - Off Campus (CE)
  • Instructor:   Meredith McDonough
  • Fees:           29

 

Bringing Your Characters to Life

WRIT-719    Bringing Your Characters to Life--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/14/2018--4/14/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  16

What makes a person interesting? What makes them memorable? What makes them unforgettable? Characters are the living, breathing center of your story or novel. They are the engines that drive your plot forward, that keep it moving and keep your readers asking "then what did they do?" In this workshop, we'll get beyond looks and discuss the wide range of ingredients that go into making an unforgettable character: their secrets, their motivations, their biggest hopes and their greatest fears. When you know your characters, you know what must happen in your story. We'll discuss some of your favorite characters, from fiction or otherwise, and try to reverse-engineer them to see what makes them tick. Appropriate for students just getting started on creating their characters or writers who are looking for more ways to make them leap off the page. Bring the writing tool(s) of your choice and a sack lunch to class. Cost for adults 60 and over $46.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/14/2018 - 4/14/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--3:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Jeffrey Ricker
  • Fees:           69

 

How to Map a Murder

WRIT-719    How to Map a Murder--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/7/2018--4/7/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  17

Ever have the urge to write a whodunit? Published mystery authors Jo Hiestand and Pam DeVoe will lead you through the intricacies of plotting, character development, descriptive scene writing, and setting clues, as well as a brief description of publishing choices open to writers and some of the differences between traditional and self-publishing. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/7/2018 - 4/7/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--1:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Jo Hiestand
  • Fees:           49

 

The Art of Setting

WRIT-719    The Art of Setting--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
5/5/2018--5/5/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

Stories don't exist in a vacuum. They have to take place somewhere, and the choice of where and when your story happens often determines what your characters do, where they live, how the pace of their lives plays out, and ultimately what kind of story you're telling. Through examples and exercises, we'll discuss the level of specificity necessary to create a setting your characters can fully inhabit, and how much detail to put in--and what to leave out. Bring the writing tool(s) of your choice to class along with a sack lunch, as well as any examples from your own work or the work of your favorite writer to examine and discuss. Cost for adults 60 and over $44.

  • Meeting Dates:  5/5/2018 - 5/5/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--3:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Jeffrey Ricker
  • Fees:           59

 

Finding Writing Jobs Using Online Resources

WRIT-722    Finding Writing Jobs Using Online Resources--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
4/28/2018--4/28/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  14

Online job boards including Elance and oDesk offer thousands of new writing jobs every day, but they’re only starting points for finding work online. Whether you are already an experienced freelancer or you are simply interested in exploring options for earning extra income while working from home, this session will help you identify multiple online job boards to find paid writing work you’ll enjoy. Students are advised to bring their laptop or tablet computer to class. Bring a sack lunch. Cost for adults 60 and over $44.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/28/2018 - 4/28/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--4:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   Charlene Oldham
  • Fees:           59

 

The Art of Writing for Magazines

WRIT-722    The Art of Writing for Magazines--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
2/27/2018--3/6/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  17

Getting your foot in the press-room door isn't easy. This class will help you hone your skills for writing articles for magazines and newspapers, and provide insight into how to approach editors -- and the process of finding the right publications to feature the topics you're passionate and knowledgeable about. Cost for adults 60 and over $34.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/27/2018 - 3/6/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Jordan Oakes
  • Fees:           49

 

Developing Your Dialogue Workshop

WRIT-724    Developing Your Dialogue Workshop--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
3/8/2018--3/8/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

ROOM CHANGE: NOW BA 116 (WAS CN 221). Does your dialogue sound stiff? Does it sound bogus even though you copied it word for word from an actual conversation? Fictional conversations are rarely the same as messy, meandering real life talk with your friends. Discover how to transform your dialogue from aimless chatter to precisely placed words honed for dramatic effect. Enjoy an evening of concise presentation and well-designed activity facilitated by an experienced writer. Cost for adults 60 and over $30.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/8/2018 - 3/8/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   Jeff May
  • Fees:           39

 

Forging into Fiction: A Seminar

WRIT-724    Forging into Fiction: A Seminar--Meramec - Science South Bldg
3/21/2018--4/25/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

ROOM CHANGE: NOW SCIENCE SOUTH 108 (WAS CN 221). Do you want your writing to captivate readers? Do you want to take it to the next level? Join fellow aspiring writers for six sessions of in-depth discussion and analysis of your work guided by a knowledgeable writer and facilitator. Activities are presented and individualized as needed. To maximize time spent on your writing, you may bring hard copies of a short story or novel excerpt of no more than ten pages to the first meeting. Or you can wait. But don’t wait to enroll! This class is limited to ten participants. Cost for adults 60 and over $55.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/21/2018 - 4/25/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Science South Bldg
  • Instructor:   Jeff May
  • Fees:           89

 

So You Think You Want to Write for TV and Film?

WRIT-728    So You Think You Want to Write for TV and Film?--Flo Valley - Communications
3/24/2018--3/24/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  18

Do you have a great idea for a TV show or a feature film, but you don’t know what to do with it? In this three-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to expand your initial idea into a complete, three-act story with interesting characters and a compelling plot. You’ll also be introduced to basic screenplay writing format standards that will help your script look professional. Cost for adults 60 and over $30.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/24/2018 - 3/24/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--12:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Flo Valley - Communications
  • Instructor:   Rita Russell
  • Fees:           39

 

Writing Dialogue and Scenes for the Screen

WRIT-728    Writing Dialogue and Scenes for the Screen--Flo Valley - Communications
3/28/2018--5/2/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  16

Every time you sit down to write a script, you are faced with the challenge of creating a great scene: Where to begin? How long should it be? How do you make the dialogue and narrative descriptions snap, crackle, and pop? In this class, you’ll learn the essential keys for creating dynamic scenes that are full of conflict, subtext, characterization, and imagery. This course is designed for screenwriters, but writers of all genres are welcome. Cost for adults 60 and over $52.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/28/2018 - 5/2/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Flo Valley - Communications
  • Instructor:   Rita Russell
  • Fees:           89

 

Crafting Ideas: Write-In for Inspiration

WRIT-765    Crafting Ideas: Write-In for Inspiration--Forest Park - Off Campus (CE)
3/22/2018--3/22/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

Are you looking for writing inspiration and practice? A place where you could hang out with other writers without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? Join us at Schlafly Tap Room to eat, drink, and find inspiration to write! At our write-ins, the prompts and brief instruction are designed to motivate everyone into a freewheeling writing session. After the initial burst of writing, those who want to can read their work to the group. Then we all take a break and socialize. The process is repeated one more time, followed by drinks, snacks, and more socializing. Comments about your work during the social time are geared toward motivating you to write more. There is no pressure, no angst--just freewheeling creativity! Bring your sense of humor along and join us for an inspirational write-in. BYO pen and paper. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase along with a menu of delectable foods! SEATS ARE LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY! Cost for adults 60 and over $30.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/22/2018 - 3/22/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  6:25:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - Off Campus (CE)
  • Instructor:   Jeff May
  • Fees:           39

 

Finding Your Niche

WRIT-765    Finding Your Niche--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
3/29/2018--3/29/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  20

ROOM CHANGE: NOW BA 114 (WAS CN 225). Who are you as a writer? What are your goals, dreams, expectations, whims, tastes, desires, and peculiarities? What is your style? Style can be an excuse for lazy writing or it can be an incandescent artistic expression. More likely, yours falls somewhere in between. Discover who you are by comparing your style to successful literary and commercial authors. Enjoy an evening of concise presentation and well-designed activity facilitated by an experienced writer. Cost for adults 60 and over $30.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/29/2018 - 3/29/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   Jeff May
  • Fees:           39

 

How to Write Urban Lit

WRIT-765    How to Write Urban Lit--Forest Park - C Tower
2/17/2018--5/19/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

This course is for aspiring urban fiction or “street lit” writers looking to hone their storytelling skills. We will explore the key themes of the genre that make for compelling and engaging storytelling. Learn how to develop narratives about life in the big cities which address, gender, violence, social politics. We will discuss representations of “street” heroes and anti-heroes in books and TV as well other mediums. This class will feature one lecture, two skill building exercises, two breakout sessions, and one group workshop. You will create the first drafts of a short work of urban fiction and receive constructive feedback on your writing in a supportive environment. Class meets 2/17, 3/17, 4/12, 5/19. Cost for adults 60 and over $75.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/17/2018 - 5/19/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--3:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - C Tower
  • Instructor:   Daphne Rivers
  • Fees:           139

 

Sip-n-Scribe

WRIT-765    Sip-n-Scribe--Forest Park - Off Campus (CE)
5/9/2018--5/9/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  17

Looking to get your creative brain moving? Need a refreshing way to mix-up your writing? Then push away from your keyboard, get ready to put pen to paper, and come mingle with other writers. Join us at Sasha's on Shaw to write-n-wine! Sip and Scribe is a fun evening of creative writing prompts, idea swapping, and drink-sipping. The goal is to experiment with something new on the page in an informal, relaxed way, all while enjoying time with your friends and making new ones. Writing prompts are presented, then you give it a fun twist, and let your words flow! No one is here to write the next Great American novel. But if that happens, please include us in the special thanks. BYO pen and paper. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase along with a menu of delectable foods! SEATS ARE LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY! Cost for adults 60 and over $30.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  5/9/2018 - 5/9/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - Off Campus (CE)
  • Instructor:   Jeff May
  • Fees:           39

 

The Healing Power of the Pen: Assisting Children with Writing Stories

WRIT-765    The Healing Power of the Pen: Assisting Children with Writing Stories--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
2/24/2018--2/24/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  17

The course is open to parents, grandparents, child specialists and educators interested in working with children to assist them in writing their stories, from their point of view. Participants will learn the basic structure of story, engage in creative writing exercises, understand first person point of view, and understand how an animal or character can metaphorically represent someone else and allow a child to speak through that character. The story could serve as a means of allowing a child to process life events, both positive and negative. (i.e., illness, divorce, new sibling) No writing experience required. This class instructs how to implement tools for writing with children, please do not bring youth to class. Cost for adults 60 and over $41.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/24/2018 - 2/24/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--3:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Mary Eigel
  • Fees:           59