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    Course

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

    Creative Writing 10 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 1/23-3/27  6:30-8:30pm Rm 112  Reg $130/Seniors $117  Henderson
    065337 Th 1/24-3/28 12:30-3pm Rm 112 Reg $160/Seniors $144 Henderson
     
    Practical Poetry  - 10 Classes

    If writing is 98% perspiration and 2% inspiration, then it's time to invigorate your writing practice. Whether a beginner or stalled professional, this class will spark new work and help you revise older pieces. Come in comfortable clothes, with your favorite tools (pen, paper, or laptop), and be ready to court the Muse with right-brain techniques and writing exercises. Although the emphasis is on poetry, writers in other genres are welcome.

     065334  T 1/8-3/12  1:30-3:30pm Rm 104 Reg $100/Seniors $90  Dresser
    Tell Me a Story: How to Appreciate and Write Short Stories - 8 Classes
    The short story is a unique form of literature pithy, to the point, easy to read and enjoy. In this course, firstly we will define the elements of the short story such as plot, theme, setting, characters, imagery, tone, symbolism, point of view, and structure. Classic stories by writers i.e. Steinbeck, Hemingway, O. Henry, and Maupassant. Stories by modern and lesser-known authors will also be analyzed. In the second part of the course, learn how to create your own story we all carry a multitude of stories within us. Publication options will also be discussed. 
    205338 W 1/23-3/13 2-4pm Rm 113 Reg $80/Seniors $72 Kobrin
    Winter Holidays: 1/21. 2/15 & 2/18.  Spring Break: 4/3-4/7, no school.

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