Creative Writing — 6 weeks

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. 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 inspire. Writing assignments will help you hone technique and get you started. Fun, casual, and encouraging class environment.  Open to all levels of experience. 

Creative Writing Jumpstart — one evening

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

Fall Session, 2021 and Winter Session, 2022

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.


City of Irvine — via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Thursdays, September 16 – October 28
(skipping October 7)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$185 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom

Course #45252
Registration now open.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600

Creative Writing Jumpstart
Thursday, January 13, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom

Course #50355
Registration opens in December 2021.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600


City of Huntington Beach — via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Session one:
Tuesdays, September 14 – October 26
(skipping October 12) 
Course # 450144-4A

Session two:
Tuesdays, November 2-December 7
Course #450144-4B

Location: Online, via Zoom
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$185 

Registration now open.
To register, visit: www.HBSands.org
Huntington Beach Art Center: (714) 374-1650


City of Newport Beach — via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Thursdays, September 16 – October 28
(skipping October 7)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$185 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom

Course #554080
Registration now open.
To register, visit: www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151

Creative Writing Jumpstart
Thursday, September 13, 2021
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom

Course #TBD
Registration opens in December 2021.
To register, visit:  www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151