Program Description

Writing Your Story

Instructor: D. Beserra

Have you always wanted to write an autobiography about your life but have never been sure where to start? This class will help you develop a timeline and determine what events/stories you want to share. This is a wonderful class if you are looking to pass on your heritage, process experiences, preserve family history, or share what and who you are.

3 Tuesdays          Sept. 10 – Sept. 24     6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 81250         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 111W    Fee $39


How to Self-Publish Your Book

Instructor:  D. Beserra

If you’ve ever dreamed of publishing a book, this is your chance! Learn details about how to prepare your manuscript for publication. Discover how to obtain an ISBN, barcode and LCCN to make your book available to libraries and book stores. You will also learn how to use resources like Bowker and Createspace to get you through the publishing process. You can quickly make your book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many other online stores. The instructor has published multiple books, has used a variety of publishing methods, and can help you find the one that is best for you.

3 Tuesdays          Oct. 1 – Oct. 15           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 81249         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 111W    Fee $39


Business Writing Basics

Instructor: S. Wren

Do your business writing skills need help? Your business is judged by the writing you send out, so copy that’s full of punctuation mistakes and typos will give the wrong impression. This class will give you a crash course in everything you forgot from English class, presented in a fun way so you’ll remember this time. We’ll review commas (even the Oxford comma), quotation marks, and semicolons, as well as the things you should always do before you send your writing into the world.

1 Tuesday            Oct. 1                            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81166         Outreach – Rm. 406   Fee $19


Breaking into Freelance Writing

Instructor: S. Wren

Do you enjoy blogging? Are you the person who volunteers to do the writing jobs at work? If you’ve ever looked at a magazine or website and thought “I could do that,” you’re ready to start freelance writing. The first class will show you where to find markets that pay, how to avoid common pitfalls, managing the business, and much more. You’ll also learn how freelancers juggle multiple roles and projects to meet their deadlines and bring in paychecks.

During the second session, we’ll discuss developing article ideas and researching and pitching to markets. Students will be asked to work on a sample query letter for the second session.

During the third session, we’ll review and critique query letters so students will be ready to submit and start their freelancing careers!

3 Tuesdays          Nov. 5 – Nov. 19         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81167          Outreach – Rm. 406   Fee $39