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

WRITING X 424.2E
Use real life as a jumping off point for new writing, using activities and techniques that deepen and enrich how the stories are told.
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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

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.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Harry Youtt, Judith Prager
364840
Fee:
$575.00
56 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 2, 2019
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Discussion
Wed Jan 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Jan 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Jan 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Jan 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Feb 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Feb 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Feb 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Feb 27, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Mar 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Mar 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325

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