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Try out various exercises and techniques to incorporate humor into your writing. We will practice juxtaposing words to create funny lists, use the element of surprise to tickle a reader's funny bone, and use techniques that stand-up comedians use. Develop new skills to make others laugh and be entertained.

23651

Start date: 09/30/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Rm 303

1 session

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (9/30/2017-9/30/2017)

Class Cost: $29.00

Instructor : Sarina Dorie 

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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Explore the fundamental elements of literary genres--poetry, essay, short fiction--get your creative juices flowing, and develop original writing of your own. Perfect class for those unsure where to start with writing. Plus, we'll discuss and practice strategies for living a more creative life as a writer. Contact rzimlich@gmail.com for questions.  

23555

Start date: 10/05/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Room 308

5 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (10/5/2017-11/2/2017)

Class Cost: $69.00

Instructor : Rhonda Zimlich 

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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Join a group of supportive writers to create a memoir or family history in any form you choose: stories, poems, essays, letters. Class includes getting started (again), readings and discussions of work, methods to improve writing skills, the role of memory in creativity. Special sessions for new members. No Class October 4, 2017.

23577

Start date: 09/27/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Room 105

9 sessions.

Weekly - Wed 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (9/27/2017-11/22/2017)

Class Cost: $105.00

Instructor : Kirk Kneeland 

Please read: No Class October 4, 2017.

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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If you love poetry and dabble in penning your own, dig deeper and take this class! Covering the basic elements of poetry and reviewing a range of published poems by individual poets, we’ll focus on developing your poetry writing skills in a workshop environment. Exchange your poems and receive thoughtful critiques from classmates and Instructor and published poet, Janice Rubin. There is a required text for the course, please purchase online (powells.com or amazon.com) or at a local bookstore prior to class: The Poet’s Companion, A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux.    ISBN13: 9780393316544  ISBN10: 0393316548

23680

Start date: 10/05/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Rm 331

6 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (10/5/2017-11/9/2017)

Class Cost: $115.00

Instructor : Janice Rubin 

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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Learn to weave character, setting, pacing, structure and meaning into form as you find your voice in this fun class. Marketing and publishing possibilities discussed. No Class November 2, 2017.

23683

Start date: 09/28/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Rm 303

8 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (9/28/2017-11/16/2017)

Class Cost: $149.00

Instructor : Nina Hoffman 

Please read: No Class on November 2, 2017.

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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Learn what makes a successful song and the techniques the pros are using: developing ideas, lyrics, melodies, background music, overcoming common pitfalls, copyrights & registrations, formats, breaking free from stage fright, expanding your current writing styles, submission basics and much more. Whether you ar an accomplished musician or don't play a single instrument you will have 4-8 new original songs on completion of the course. Taught by award winning singer/songwriter and professional voice trainer. 

23684

Start date: 10/03/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Rm 106

4 sessions.

Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (10/3/2017-10/24/2017)

Class Cost: $119.00

Instructor : Borland-Bell 

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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Whether you’re writing a memoir, a screenplay, a stand-up set or a grocery list, the ability to amuse yourself and others is one of the best life skills you can acquire. Come have fun learning the tricks of comedy writing, playing silly writing games, and making your classmates laugh. This class is great for stand-up comics who need lots of material, and just as wonderful for writers and people who just need to let go laughing. Students, who choose to, will have the opportunity to perform their material (either as stand-up or story-telling) on stage at the end of the class.    

23704

Start date: 09/25/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Rm 108

10 sessions.

Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (9/25/2017-11/27/2017)

Class Cost: $149.00

Instructor : Leigh Jasheway 

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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One's Seucal orientation and gender identity is critical to one's self esteem, and how we move throught the world. Defining and becoming your true self isn't always easy, but writing through the challenges and changes of your life can help heal and uplift your spirits. theough essays, fiction, poetry, lyrics and other writing and readings, we will explore our feelings and experiecnes and share them in a safe, supportive environment. For all who are part of or allied with the LGBTQA communities. Contact foyc@lanecc.edu with questions.

23723

Start date: 10/03/17

Room :  Mary Spilde Center Rm 303

8 sessions.

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (10/3/2017-11/21/2017)

Class Cost: $109.00

Instructor : Catt Foy 

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  MSC Classroom - Mary Spilde Center.



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