Creative Writing — 6 weeks — Winter session starts mid-January 2023

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 – January 12, 2023

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

Winter ’23 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 dates and registration links.


City of Huntington Beach — live, via Zoom — 2023

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Tuesdays, January 24 – March 7, 2023
Course #450144-4A

Location: Live Online, via Zoom
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$195

Ages 18+ 

Registration opens Nov 15.
To register, visit: www.HBSands.org
Huntington Beach Art Center: (714) 374-1650

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City of Newport Beach — live, via Zoom — 2023

Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

January 19 – February 23, 2023- Course #TBD

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$195 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+
Registration opens December, 2022 for winter session.
To register, visit: www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151


Creative Writing Jumpstart
Thursday, January 12, 2023
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$79 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+

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

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City of Irvine — live, via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks – Thursdays

January 19 – February 23, 2023 – Course #71460

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$195 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+
Registration opens November 15.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600


Creative Writing Jumpstart – one evening
Thursday, January 12, 2023
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$79 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Live Online, via Zoom

Ages 18+

Course #71461
Registration opens November 15.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600