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. 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

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

Summer Sessions

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 registration links.



City of Irvine — via Zoom

Creative Writing Jumpstart – one evening
Monday, June 13, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$78 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Course #60716
Registration opens May 15.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600

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Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

Session One: June 16 – July 21, 2022 – Course #60714

Session Two: July 28 – Sept. 1, 2022 – Course #60715

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$190 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom


Registration opens May 15.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600



City of Newport Beach — via Zoom

Creative Writing Jumpstart
Monday, June 13, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$78 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom

Course #SS3082
Registration opens May 2022 for summer session.
To register, visit:  www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151

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Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

Session One: June 16 – July 21, 2022 – Course #SS3080

Session Two: July 28 – Sept. 1, 2022 – Course #SS3081

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$190 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom


Registration opens in May.
To register, visit: www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151

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City of Huntington Beach — via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Tuesdays, June 28 – August 2, 2022
Course #350144-4A

Location: Live Online, via Zoom
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$190 

Registration opens June 7.
To register, visit: www.HBSands.org
Huntington Beach Art Center: (714) 374-1650

Fall Session for all classes & locations starts mid-September, 2022.