Creative Writing — 6 weeks — Spring session starts March 19, 2024– Choose between Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00. Live, online, via Zoom. Registration info appears below. Scroll down to choose from: Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, or Irvine.

Do you have a half-finished novel, great family stories, or an idea for a children’s book, short story or screenplay? Commit to your creativity and complete your project with guidance from a published writer/playwright/former magazine editor. New to creative writing? This class will help you begin. Or has your interest in writing been idle? This class will inspire you to ignite it. The basics of storytelling will be covered, including characters, conflict, description, and structure. As your awareness grows, your writing improves. Weekly meetings battle procrastination and lively discussions spark creativity. Writing assignments will help you hone technique and get you started with your ideas. Fun, casual, and encouraging class environment.  Open to all levels of experience. 

Creative Writing Jumpstart — one evening – March 19, 2024 — 7:00-9:00. Live, online, via Zoom. Registration info appears below.

You want to write, but don’t know where to start. Begin with a session of guided writing exercises and tips on how to put your ideas into motion for books, scripts, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. We’ll discuss structure, technique, characters, conflict and more. We’ll also explore the emotional side of writing—your emotions, that is. Tips on how to stick with it, build your momentum, stand up to self-criticism, and other challenges of the writing life. This one-evening intensive class, taught by a published writer/playwright/former magazine editor, will encourage both the novice and experienced writer.


WRITING CLASSES

Courses are offered through the cities of Irvine, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach Community Classes. Please register at least three business days before start date. See below for dates and registration links.


City of Huntington Beach — live, via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Tuesdays
March 26 – April 30, 2024

Location: Live Online, via Zoom
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$205

Ages 18+

Registration opens March 5, 2024, 8:00 am 
To register, visit: www.HBSands.org
Huntington Beach Art Center: (714) 374-1650

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City of Newport Beach — live, via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

March 21 – April 25, 2024 – Course #SS2080

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$205 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+

Registration now open.
To register, visit: www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151


Creative Writing Jumpstart
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$85 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+

Course #SS2083
Registration now open.
To register, visit:  www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151


City of Irvine — live, via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

March 21 – April 25, 2024 – Course #96522

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$205 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+
Registration now open.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600


Creative Writing Jumpstart – one evening
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$85 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+

Course #96521
Registration now open.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600