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Wearing a blue rhinestone collar, a woman reported her missing poodle. You probably laughed at this sentence, but do you know how to fix it, how to explain why it is faulty, and what grammatical term is used to describe it? If you need to learn or brush up on some aspects of grammar and usage, but are filled with dread, join the hundreds who have enjoyed and profited from this class. Together we will review common errors in grammar, including misplaced modifiers, restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses and phrases, independent and dependent clauses, possessive pronouns, and transitive and intransitive verbs. Materials fee: $3

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 4/19/2018, ending 4/19/2018

Tuition: $45.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

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

Room :  322

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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OOPS!! You've noticed the numerous misspellings, typos, and errors in punctuation and grammar in newspapers, magazines, advertisements, resumes, business correspondence, and online media. You also know that spell-checking programs don't catch all the errors. If you have a passion for correctness and are an astute and careful reader, consider a career as a proofreader. In this entertaining and informative two-session class, you will be introduced to professional proofreading marks, become familiar with resources that proofreaders use, test your skills on a challenging exercise, and learn about opportunities for employment or a freelance career as a proofreader. Materials fee: $3

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/17/2018, ending 4/24/2018

Tuition: $69.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

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

Room :  322

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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 A brave-new-world of electronic publishing is out there!  What is necessary to set up your manuscript for different eBook platforms?  Become aware of the common pitfalls writers face, especially when formatting for Apple.  Learn what it takes to structure your work or how to subcontract to format editors.  Understand how much money you can make and what you need to do to publicize your eBook via websites and social media. eave with the knowledge of how to convert your work and make it standout as a nationwide eBook seller! Materials fee: $5 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 4/2/2018, ending 4/2/2018

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  368

Instructor : Salvatore Trento 

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Break into the media world as a paid freelance writer. Writing articles for magazines (or online blogs) is an excellent way to motivate, inspire and educate others and is one more tool in your digital marketing toolbox. We’ll talk about generating article ideas, refining and pitching them to an editor, getting accepted and ultimately attaining publication. We’ll discuss story and style guidelines, editor expectations, and how to share your article online once published. This interactive class includes time for writing a first draft of a query letter to an editor, so bring an idea or two.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 4/9/2018, ending 4/9/2018

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  108

Instructor : Jules Marie 



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Break into the media world as a paid freelance writer. Writing articles for magazines (or online blogs) is an excellent way to motivate, inspire and educate others and is one more tool in your digital marketing toolbox. We’ll talk about generating article ideas, refining and pitching them to an editor, getting accepted and ultimately attaining publication. We’ll discuss story and style guidelines, editor expectations, and how to share your article online once published. This interactive class includes time for writing a first draft of a query letter to an editor, so bring an idea or two.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 5/12/2018, ending 5/12/2018

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  108

Instructor : Jules Marie 



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If you could talk to your ancestors, what would you want to ask them?  Would you want to appreciate who they were as people and what kept them going when times got tough? Would you want to know their passions and values?  Or advice for a life well lived? After my dad died, I realized too late that I failed to write down his stories to share with my children. So, I set out to create an easy way to collect personal stories, because one's greatest legacy is one's story. Using a step by step process, you'll learn to collect your loved ones personal stories, as well as your own, to be appreciated,collected, and shared with others. Materials fee $20

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/7/2018, ending 4/21/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/14/2018)

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  117 Boulder Universal

Instructor : Patricia Martin 

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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. A $5 materials fee for a step by step direction booklet is payable to instructor at class.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/12/2018, ending 5/19/2018

Tuition: $135.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  300

Instructor : Elizabeth Gold 

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Learning to blog is a fun hobby and also a great way to earn income. Blogging is an ideal way to share feelings, interests or concerns. Businesses also use blogs to communicate in-depth messages. Blogs are about 350 words and Vlogs are primarily videos with words. Sharing blogs with rich, engaging content, images and video is an ideal way to increase your social media engagement. 

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/8/2018, ending 5/8/2018

Tuition: $65.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  269C

Instructor : Jules Marie 



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This is your chance to draw on your childhood memories, as well as your experience as a parent/teacher, to develop ideas for publishable children's books. Learn about the different forms and genres of children's books (picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle-grade novels or young adult novels) to determine which is best for your idea and your audience. We will brainstorm ideas and acquire techniques for plotting, character development, effective use of point of view, and the all-important process of revision. You will also have opportunities to have your work-in-progress critiqued by the instructor and the class. Please bring paper and writing utensil to class.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 2/6/2018, ending 2/27/2018

Tuition: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

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

Room :  312/316

Instructor : Claudia Mills 



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This is your chance to draw on your childhood memories, as well as your experience as a parent/teacher, to develop ideas for publishable children's books. Learn about the different forms and genres of children's books (picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle-grade novels or young adult novels) to determine which is best for your idea and your audience. We will brainstorm ideas and acquire techniques for plotting, character development, effective use of point of view, and the all-important process of revision. You will also have opportunities to have your work-in-progress critiqued by the instructor and the class. Please bring paper and writing utensil to class.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 5/1/2018, ending 5/22/2018

Tuition: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

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

Room :  312/316

Instructor : Claudia Mills 



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Get over your fear of grant writing with advice from an expert! You will learn the skills needed to write a successful grant: identifying fundable projects, researching possible funders, making the case for a new project, compiling support data and building a budget. In the process, students will select and interview staff at a local nonprofit, making connections to develop a network. We'll study similar example grants, explore funder priorities and trends in the field, and workshop our own drafts. You can come with an organization in mind or instructor will have ideas.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 2/13/2018, ending 3/6/2018

Tuition: $139.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  368

Instructor : Justine Roberts 

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Get over your fear of grant writing with advice from an expert! You will learn the skills needed to write a successful grant: identifying fundable projects, researching possible funders, making the case for a new project, compiling support data and building a budget. In the process, students will select and interview staff at a local nonprofit, making connections to develop a network. We'll study similar example grants, explore funder priorities and trends in the field, and workshop our own drafts. You can come with an organization in mind or instructor will have ideas. Materials fee: $5.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 4/3/2018, ending 4/24/2018

Tuition: $139.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  108

Instructor : Justine Roberts 

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