Classes are being offered online through Zoom at UNM Continuing Education.
To register, call 505-277-0077 or go to ce.unm.edu. For information about a class, call Carol at 505-235-9753
Writing the Story of Your LIfe (Live Online)
Feb. 3 through March 10, 2021. Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Our stories tell us where we’re been, what we’ve learned, and who we are. As we write, we remember, evaluate, and deepen our perspective. If you want to explore your life story, whether for legacy, published memoir, inspiration for fiction, or personal development, this course will give you the tools you need. Classes include writing exercises, prompts, resources, and discussion. Feedback on writing provided if desired. No previous writing experience necessary.
Opening Up: Writing for Healing (Live Online )
March 19 through April 7, 2021, Wednesday, 4-6 PM
Personal journal writing helps us navigate uncertainty, stress, and dislocation. When our lives are turned upside down, it’s normal to experience unease and frustration. Writing about what’s going on helps us move through the experience and develop new strategies for the future. In a safe, supportive environment, we will explore simple yet powerful writing techniques that enhance well-being and help develop resilience. The benefits of this type of journaling are similar to those derived from yoga and meditation. No writing experience needed. All writing is confidential.
Elements of Story (Live Online)
April 24 through May 19, 2021. Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Are you ready to tell your stories? Fiction or creative nonfiction, all stories have common elements. Learn about effective beginnings and endings. Develop memorable characters doing fascinating things in settings that jump off the page. We’ll cover internal and external plots, description, scene and narrative, and how to choose the best point of view. Students may share their writing in class if they choose.No writing experience required, only a strong desire to get those stories out of your head and onto the page. Safe, supportive environment for beginners and experienced writers.
Weekly Workshop Class for Writers
Ongoing workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers who are ready to give and receive constructive feedback.
Are you working on a short story, novel, nonfiction book, or memoir? Would you like the benefit of sharing and discussing your work in a group setting? This class is for aspiring and beginning writers who want supportive feedback, and are willing to assist other writers by reading and commenting on their work.
Classes include discussion of writing topics, resources, and a review of participants’ writing. Feedback on your work is structured to be helpful and supportive, and will be provided by class members and the instructor.
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