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)
September 8 through October 13, 2021. Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 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.
Elements of Story (Live Online)
November 3 through December 15, 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.
Self Publishing: Getting Your Work Out There! (Live Online)
November 29 through December 13, 2021. Monday, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Do you have a story to share or are you looking for a wider audience for your previously published work? It is now easier than ever to self-publish, both electronically and in paperback. You’ll have total control of promotion and content, and instant access to sales figures. Best of all, it’s free! Explore the ins-and-outs of self-publishing. After three classes, you could be ready to hit the ‘publish’ button on Amazon.
Yes, we love the holidays. Family, food, out of town guests, parties, long lunches, shopping, and evergreen trees in the living room. Of course we do. But it can be overwhelming.