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Writing classes for the novice to the professional including copy editing.
 
You have mastered the basics of copyediting and proofreading—the tasks, the marks, and the concept of styling. If you would like to add to your skills, join us as we explore and apply intermediate-level concepts and practices. We will learn to spot a pervasive grammatical error, to use hyphens, en-dashes, and em-dashes, and to discern restrictive and nonrestrictive elements (when to use which and that, for example). We will test our skills with entertaining and challenging exercises. Materials fee: $3.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/9/2018, ending 10/9/2018

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

Location : New Vista High School Location : 
  New Vista High School.

Room :  322

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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Join us for an enlightening session as we work together on copyediting a nonfiction piece. This course is intended for those who have mastered the basics of copyediting. Editors: Sharpen your skills in determining changes that should be made; develop a respect for the writer’s vocabulary, sentence structure, and punctuation; and strengthen your role. Writers: Understand why and how editors do what they do; determine when to accept suggestions; and learn how to profit from the astute eye your editor possesses. Materials fee: $3  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/16/2018, ending 10/16/2018

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

Location : New Vista High School Location : 
  New Vista High School.

Room :  Room 322

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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Your art journal will combine art making, diary keeping and journaling into one creative activity. It's a way to explore your creativity and colorfully document your life using simple art techniques. Discover new ways to use paints, pens and other art supplies to express your thoughts and feelings. Work on your art journal in class and later at home. Once you begin making your art journal, you'll find it's a great stress reliever and very rewarding.  You can check out instructor's website at bearttastic.com. Materials fee (includes journal): $29.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 10/6/2018, ending 10/20/2018

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $29.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  Art room 507

Instructor : Deborah Williams 

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Blogging is a fun hobby and also an easy way to earn income. Imagine writing a how-to, lifestyle or family-style blog to share your feelings, interests or concerns. Businesses use blogs to communicate in-depth messages about their products, services or events. Blogs with rich, engaging content, video or images are an ideal way to keep friends or fans informed and engaged.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/13/2018, ending 10/13/2018

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  367

Instructor : Jules Marie 



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Maybe you’ve taken a memoir writing class before and maybe you haven’t. Regardless, there's no experience necessary to come for MORE! This workshop starts with memory-trigger writing and then moves into how to tell your story through dialogue, imagery, characters and themes. The encouraging atmosphere of creative expression, exercises and guidance brings out the best in everyone's writing. Most importantly, everyone has fun discovering how easy the process is. Bring a writing utensil and paper or computer to class. Materials fee: $5

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 12/8/2018, ending 12/15/2018

Tuition: $139.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  300

Instructor : Elizabeth Gold 

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Even knowledgeable editors, proofreaders and writers can lose their composure when faced with that most confounding of punctuation marks: the comma. If you are confused or unclear about where and when to insert a comma or delete one, join us as we demystify the most talked-about punctuation mark. Enlightening lessons, dozens of memorable examples, sharp pencils, and challenging exercises await you. Materials fee: $3

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/23/2018, ending 10/23/2018

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

Location : New Vista High School Location : 
  New Vista High School.

Room :  322

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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Copy editors possess a rare set of skills, including a sensitivity to the nuances of expression, a desire to help writers create the best prose they can, and a firm grasp on grammar, syntax, and usage. If you have wondered what copy editors do and the role they play in the world of publications, join us in an exploration of this little-known profession. After you have been introduced to both the practical and philosophical aspects of copyediting, you will have an opportunity to edit a short passage and to learn about starting a freelance career. Materials fee: $3

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/2/2018, ending 10/4/2018

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

Location : New Vista High School Location : 
  New Vista High School.

Room :  322

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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Share your writing and take your work-in-progress to the next level with constructive feedback in this interactive writing workshop! Open to writers of all genres because good writing is good writing. Led by a published author, each session will start with a brief lesson on a writing strategy or revision techniques. Then, the bulk of time will be spent on responding to and discussing each student's work. As your skills at critiquing and thinking about other people's writing improves, so too will the quality of your own writing. Class size is limited to 8. Each student will bring a piece of writing to share and discuss each week.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/4/2018, ending 10/25/2018

Tuition: $179.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  367

Instructor : Julie Danneberg 



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Tap into your memories and bring them to life with easy-to-understand writing tips and stimulating exercises. You will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that sparkle, and will leave class with the tools to continue turning your past into a great present-day read. The fun and ease of this writing style will give you great joy as you continue writing your memoir. Bring a laptop or writing utensil and paper. Materials fee: $5.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/6/2018, ending 10/13/2018

Tuition: $139.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  300

Instructor : Elizabeth Gold 

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Tap into your memories and bring them to life with easy-to-understand writing tips and stimulating exercises. You will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that sparkle, and will leave class with the tools to continue turning your past into a great present-day read. The fun and ease of this writing style will give you great joy as you continue writing your memoir. Bring a laptop or writing utensil and paper. Materials fee: $5.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/27/2018, ending 11/3/2018

Tuition: $139.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  300

Instructor : Elizabeth Gold 

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Writing Unleashed frees you from the chains of your inner critic and gets to the heart of what you want to write about. Like mining for precious metals or gems, you'll dig deep, sometimes finding muck and mud but also hitting the vein of your precious truths. By using prompts, you'll do three rounds of quick writes. After each writing, you'll share and listen with no comments or critiques. This class is a supportive writing environment for experienced or novice writers alike. Bring paper and writing utensils (no devices please) your bold curiosity and a little daring. Class is limited to 8 students.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/15/2018, ending 11/5/2018

Tuition: $119.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  267

Instructor : Chris Chandler 



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