Wednesday, October 11, 2017
End Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Have a character that just won’t listen? Trouble finding the time to write? Can’t decide if the world you built is immersive enough? Worried your story idea isn’t interesting? Want to make writing a part of your life but not sure how to begin….or how to make it stick? Welcome to the growing pains of writer hood. Fret not, these issues and many more are normal! For 6 weeks, we’ll learn strategic ways to help you take control of your writing. Writers will be given inspirational writing prompts, strategies to overcome writer’s block, story structure checklists, goal-setting schedules, and more to help them get on the “write” track with their project and move forward. Time outside of class will be used to share your work for feedback. Writers will need a work in progress or a figment of a story idea. This workshop is run by Kate Johnston, an author, story coach, and coffee hound. You can find her at www.MuseflyWritingStudio.com where you can also reach out to her with any questions you might have.
McConnell Center Rm 208B
A published author, professional writing coach, freelance writer and editor. This summer she won first place in Riverrun Bookstore's short story contest and her story "Shattered," is published in the anthology Compass Points: Stories from Seacoast Authors. She was chosen to contribute an essay for Wolf Warriors, a pro-wolf anthology, published in 2014. In 2011, her short story "Treasures" won first place and is published in The Greensilk Journal. She has written a non-fiction ebook series based on her popular blog post series "Writer...Uninterrupted." The first book of the series, Handbook for the Emergin Writer, was published in July 2015, and is the foundation for this particular class.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
End Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy. An overview of the practice of Chinese written language technique, how to form the characters, what they mean, and how they sound. Proper techniques for brush control, alignment of characters, and useful words will be presented. No prior knowledge of the Chinese language is required for this introductory course. Students with some basic knowledge of Mandarin will be given more advanced instruction. Brushes, ink and paper will be supplied by the instructor.
McConnell Center Rm 209
Runjuan studied and practiced the art of writing Chinese characters all her life. She spent 3 year at college in China studying the Chinese language, both modern and archaic. She has also taught students how to read and write the Chinese language.
Monday, October 23, 2017
End Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reflective life journeying with your pen! Combine meditation with writing, art and music. Discussion and writing and sketching designed to inspire a deep noticing and listening of your voice. Through guided imagery with music and breathing exercises use your five senses to write your stories, sketch and gain insights. Learn how to make use of meditative writing and art in your daily life. Access your creativity and discover a deeply cathartic, relaxing practice.