Course #







    FALL 2019
    Writing Classes
    All classes are held at the Del Valle Education Center, 100 Building
    Creative Writing          

    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. Respond to those creative longings that cry for expression -- through prose or poetry, non-fiction or fiction. Have fun WRITING!

    *No classes on 9/25, 10/2

    ** No classes on 9/26, 10/3, 11/28

    065320 W


    9 classes

    6:30-8:30pm  Rm 106
    Reg $120/Seniors $108 Henderson 
    065327 TH


    11 classes

    12:30-3pm  Rm 106 Reg $180/Seniors $162  Henderson
    "NEW" Life Tales: How to Write your Memoir - 9 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 start? How do I plan it out? Can I fill the pages of a whole book with the experiences of my life? Your life story is unique and as vivid, gripping, and heart-warming as by any famous writer. Memoir is the key to the story of your life. Writing it down and sending it 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. Prompts and group exercises will guide you through the transformative process of memoir writing.

    205328 Th 9/19-11/14 2pm-4pm  Rm 112 Reg $90/Seniors $81 Kobrin 
    "NEW" 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. *No class 11/12

    065324 T
    1:30-3:30pm   Rm 104 Reg $100/Seniors $90 Dresser
    Fall Holidays:  11/11, 11/25-11/29    
    Del Valle Education Center, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek