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Let’s Start a Lexicon: The Art of Collecting Words

In this session, we’ll explore various methods for collecting and recording words that catch our attention and begin to create our lexicons. We’ll discuss why it’s important to collect words, as well as the practical side – how and where?…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Samantha Claire Updegrave

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Start Date: 10/3/2015 – 1:00 PM

Nonfiction Book Proposal

Writers of nonfiction books (including memoir) often need a book proposal to attract agents and publishers. But writing this marketing tool is very different from writing the book itself. This class will give you the information you need to structure…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Nicole Hardy

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Start Date: 10/7/2015 – 5:00 PM

Hiking the Poem

The poem is a hike. The poet takes it alone initially, leaving a map of the experience for others. We look for a pleasurable destination and for remarkable things to take in along the way. In this workshop, poems by…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: J.W. Marshall

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Start Date: 10/8/2015 – 7:00 PM

The Sentence: Acoustics, Syntax, and Style

In this session, we will unpack the many choices a fiction writer makes as he or she moves from sentence to sentence, including the rhythms and sounds that present themselves within each individual sentence. We will accomplish this by dissecting…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Matt Bell

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Start Date: 10/8/2015 – 2:00 PM

Writing a Screenplay That Doesn’t Suck

Learn from a Nicholl Fellow how to avoid making novice mistakes in your screenplay. In this six-week class, you’ll find out how to create a clear protagonist, understand genre and tone, pare down, pass the Bechdel Test, end superficiality, and…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Sonya Lea

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Start Date: 10/14/2015 – 5:00 PM

Memoir As Quest

Students will outline their memoirs and write critical scenes as we explore the intersection of the hero’s journey and the three-act narrative. We’ll study the difference between situation and story, working unwieldy experiences into narrative arcs. A class for those…

Course Type: 16 Week  |   Instructor: Nicole Hardy

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Start Date: 10/15/2015 – 10:00 AM

Publishing Choices

What is print-on-demand? How does it differ from self-publishing? Will either be easier, faster, better than the route to a traditional publisher? All authors need to investigate the most appropriate method of publication before finishing their respective books. You owe…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Alice Acheson

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Start Date: 10/16/2015 – 6:00 PM

Your Book; What’s Next?

You love the writing, don’t like the marketing. You don’t know how to navigate today’s tsunami of publishing and marketing information, how to research and compile a list of publishers and agents best suited for your manuscript, and how to…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Alice Acheson

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Start Date: 10/17/2015 – 10:00 AM

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