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

Winter Session starts January, 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. See below for registration links.


City of Huntington Beach — via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Tuesdays, January 18 – February 22, 2022
Course #150144-4A

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 Irvine — via Zoom

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

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Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Thursdays, January 20 – February 24, 2022

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$185 (a $10 fee is added for non-Irvine residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom

Course #50356
Registration now open.
To register, visit:  www.yourirvine.org
City of Irvine: (949) 724-6600



City of Newport Beach — via Zoom

Creative Writing – 6 weeks
Thursdays, January 20 – February 24

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$185 (a $10 fee is added for non-Newport Beach residents)
Location: Online, via Zoom

Course #SS1080
Registration now open.
To register, visit: www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151

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

Course #SS1081
Registration now open.
To register, visit:  www.newportbeachca.gov
City of Newport: (949) 644-3151

Spring Session for all classes & locations starts mid-March, 2022.