Creative Alchemy: Finding and Writing Life Stories You Were Meant to Tell


Use real life as a jumping off point for new writing, using activities and techniques that deepen and enrich how the stories are told.

Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Identify the core element of your story's fascination for readers
  • Learn researching and interviewing techniques to gather details
  • Cultivate your unique writing voice
  • Formulate your story into a series of episodes for dramatic and imaginative effect

About this course:

This course is for anyone who has a story from "real life" that needs to be told. Sometimes your story is about a person, place, thing, or some concealed part of yourself; a remembered time or event; or even something that will happen as you give account to its unfolding. Over the span of this course, you identify this element of your story's core fascination and acquire the skills to tell it, including researching and interviewing techniques, cultivating your own unique writing voice, and constructing your story into a combination of episodes that advance and present it to best dramatic and imaginative effect. Finally, you investigate possible venues where each story might most effectively be presented.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Harry Youtt, Judith Prager
9 days left. Enroll by Apr 8, 2020
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Enrollment limited to 15 students. Early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 22, 2020
Course Requirements

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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