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Spanish - Beginner

$65

with Paul Garcia

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Paul Garcia's classes have been among our most popular offerings for many years. Beginners’ Spanish introduces elements of basic grammar and vocabulary by means of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to instructor at the first class.

French I - Beginner French

$59

with Kimberly Helmstetter

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This is a beginner course where we will cover topics such as greetings, personal preferences, shopping, asking for and giving directions, making plans with family members or friends, descriptions of people and places, ordering in a restaurant, how to get around town, go shopping, and ask for directions.

Spanish - Intermediate

$65

with Paul Garcia

Calendar Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Intermediate Spanish gradually delves further into literature and culture. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to instructor at the first class, if you are continuing from an earlier class you will be using the same book.

Spanish - Continuing

$65

with Paul Garcia

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Continuing Spanish further expands understanding of culture and language learning in general. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to instructor at the first class, if you are continuing from an earlier class you will be using the same book.

French I - Beginner French Continuing

$59

with Kimberly Helmstetter

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
More French! This class will be a continuation of French 1 - Beginner French.

Fiction Writing for Beginners

$89

with Nan Fitzgerald

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Fiction is, by definition, the opposite of literal truth – yet one of its most important functions is to convey emotional truths. As they entertain us, stories can also convey complex ideas and emotions, expand our capacity for empathy, and, at their best, transport us to another place entirely. In this class we will use excerpts, handouts, and focused writing exercises to investigate how writers work this magic, employing story elements such as character, plot, point of view, setting, description, and dialogue to impart meaning to their readers. Come ready to write (sharing your work with the group is optional, but encouraged), to learn how to give specific, constructive feedback, to revise your work, and, above all, to try your hand at creating – and populating – new and intriguing worlds out of your own experience and imagination.

Spanish - Advanced

$65

with Paul Garcia

Calendar May 13, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Advanced Beginner Spanish is for those who are ready to move on from the intermediate and Continuing classes. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to instructor at the first class, if you are continuing from an earlier class you will be using the same book. Class skips 5/27.

Advanced Fiction Writing
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Advanced Fiction Writing

$115

with Steve Alcorn

Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript, or parts of a manuscript, and need to know how to polish it for publication?

In this course, you'll explore all the topics a writer needs to create a successful manuscript, including story structure, plot, character, dialogue, setting, suspense, conflict, action, viewpoint, tense, and even how to get published. Each lesson includes an assignment that will help you develop or polish your manuscript. You will explore the essential techniques that are often overlooked in a clear, step-by-step fashion. After completing this course, you will never look at fiction writing the same way again!

 





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