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    Course

    Day Dates Time Room Fees Instructor
    Winter 2019
    Registration starts November 14 @ 8am. 
     
    Creative Writing classes

    What is your muse calling to you? Discover and explore your creative forces through writing. Develop ideas based on life experiences, imagination, research, or a combination. Use writing exercises and readings to add inspiration, develop skills, and open creativity valves. Learn and use a safe critique process in order to freely read your work and receive supportive feedback. Have fun WRITING!

    065330 W 1/22-3/11  6:30-8:30pm Rm 106  Reg $100/Seniors $90  Henderson
    065337 Th 1/23-3/12 12:30-3pm Rm 106 Reg $130/Seniors $117 Henderson
     
    Writing Poetry with the Pros  - 10 Classes

    Write along with the great poets and writers of the English literary tradition. In this class, you will develop new pieces as you are invited to stroll through the history of poetry. Whether you are a poet or a prose writer, you will acquire tools, techniques and approaches to imaginative writing that were discovered long ago. Starting with ancient voices, we will visit Old English poets, Petrarch, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Donne. In Part II of Writing with the Masters, we will pick up with Milton and continue through the 19th and 20th centuries.

    205335  T 1/7-3/10  1:30-3:30pm Rm 104 Reg $100/Seniors $90  Dresser
    Life Tales: How to Write your Memoir - 8 classes 
    You’ve dreamed of putting your life down in words, but now you ask yourself: Is my life really that interesting? How do I even start? Remember! Your life story is unique, as vivid, gripping, and heart-warming as by any famous writer. Writing your story and sending it out into the world (or just to your grandchildren) makes meaning of your life, validates it, displays the passages you took and those you did not. Discover your inner voice and master the elements of the craft with step-by-step techniques. Whether you’re new to memoir writing, or wanting to refine, complete, and publish your memoir, this class is for you. Prompts and group exercises will guide you through the transformative process of memoir writing.
    205338 W 1/22-3/11 2-4pm Rm 105 Reg $80/Seniors $72 Kobrin
    Winter Holidays: 1/20, 2/14 & 2/17

    Del Valle Education Center, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek