Learn Production and Paste-Up Skills, Write a Novel, Tell Your Story, and More! 2015 Brings Exciting Opportunities!

/***SPRING 2015 CLASSES***/

Hurry!  Seats are still available in the following classes, but not for long!

CRW180—Introduction to Writing Nonfiction

“In some ways, creative nonfiction is like jazz—it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, and techniques, some of which are newly invented and others as old as writing itself. Creative nonfiction can be an essay, a journal article, a research paper, a memoir, or a poem; it can be personal or not, or it can be all of these.            

The words ‘creative’ and ‘nonfiction’ describe the form. The word ‘creative’ refers to the use of literary craft, the techniques fiction writers, playwrights, and poets employ to present nonfiction—factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid, dramatic manner. The goal is to make nonfiction stories read like fiction so that your readers are as enthralled by fact as they are by fantasy.” –Lee Gutkind

Course Description: Practice in writing creative nonfiction, including autobiography and biography, the essay, reviews, and humor using a process of invention and discovery, writing, analysis, evaluation, and revision. Combines lecture, discussion, and workshop, leading to the production of marketable quality creative nonfiction. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.

34877                TBA                                  T, Th 10-11:15 AM                                      J. Ventola

Learn about all aspects of publishing—JRN 133 offers the rare opportunity for our writers to produce the award-winning student publication The Traveler and obtain marketable skills!

 Development of Small Publications (JRN133)

Design, plan and write newsletters, brochures, and advertisements. Desktop computer production and paste-up techniques. Prerequisites: None. Computer experience and (BPC138AA or BPC138AB) suggested but not required.

 Notes: This class will be producing The Traveler, GCC’s literary and art publication.

13800                   FA 127                             Tu, Th 2:30-3:45 PM                             J. Duncan

Introduction to Writing Children’s Literature (CRW 120)

Overview of writing children’s literature. Emphasis on genres and standards for quality. Development of techniques in reading, evaluating, writing, revising, and editing literature written for children. Prerequisites: None. ENH291 suggested but not required.

36503              Online                                                                                                     R. Barstack

Introduction to Creative Writing (CRW 150)

Introduces the student to elements and techniques of creative writing in a variety of genres; teaches terminology and concepts needed for successful participation in writing workshops; facilitates writing practice and evaluation; offers individual guidance on the student’s development as a writer. Prerequisites: None.

34876               GCC North, A112            M,W 2:30-3:45 PM                                 J. Cook

13944               CL 43                              M, W, F 11:00-11:50 AM                          K. Mathes

13968               CL 42                              Tu, Th 1:00-2:15 PM                                 J. Ventola

Introduction to Writing Poetry (CRW 160)

Prewriting (invention and discovery); writing; analyzing and evaluating (in workshop); and revising to practice manipulating various elements of poetry, critique one’s own and the poetry of others, and produce a portfolio of finished, marketable poems. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.

13894                    CL 43                         M, W, F 12:00-12:50 PM                          J. May

Introduction to Screenwriting (CRW 190)

Overview of screenwriting elements; introduction to screenwriting techniques. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.

13951                      CL 41                        Tu, Th 11:30 AM-12:45 PM                     M. Viquesney

Topics in Creative Writing (CRW 251)

Analysis, writing, and revision focused on a selected element applicable to all genres of creative writing. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended. Note: CRW251 may be repeated, topic must be different, for a total of nine (9) credit hours.

The short, short forms of creative writing can be the most powerful and also the most difficult to write. In this course, we’ll challenge ourselves to write all kinds of short forms from the prose poem to flash fiction. We’ll do writers’ workshops, read short writings by all kinds of writers, get the creativity flowing, and have fun all the while.

34881                        Online                                                                                          K. Mathes

Intermediate Poetry Writing (260)

Emphasis on writing a series of original poems; analysis and evaluation of the functions and effects of established works of poetry; concentration on evaluation and revising students’ poetry through intensive workshopping. Prerequisites: CRW160 or permission of Instructor.

13981                         CL 43                         M, W, F 12:00-12:50 PM                        J. May

Planning and Structuring the Novel (CRW 272), Writing the Novel (CRW 273), Revising the Novel (CRW 274)

CRW 272: Focus on planning, structuring, and beginning a novel; prewriting, writing, analysis, evaluation, and revision of novel plans and excerpts. Prerequisites: CRW150 or permission of Instructor (Email instructor, Permission will be granted)

CRW 273: Provides the beginning novelist with structure, support, and guidance vital to sustained writing; focus on establishing goals and using critique sessions with instructor and peers to draft a novel; open- and topic-focused in-class forums, novel writing, peer and instructor critiques. Prerequisites: CRW272 or permission of Instructor.

CRW 274: Studio course workshop format. Requires a complete novel finished, in manuscript, ready for revision and polishing. Prerequisites: CRW273 or permission of Instructor.

13952, 3, 4            LA 104                              Tu 7:10-9:50 PM                                 V. Mathes         35263, 4, 5            GCC North A 106            Tu, Th 2:30-3:45 PM                          L. White

Intermediate Screenwriting (CRW 290)                                                                                               Drafting and revision of original screenplay; overview of marketing a screenplay. Prerequisites: CRW190 or permission of Instructor.

13959                        CL 41                              Tu, Th 11:30 AM-12:45 PM             M. Viquesney


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