Finding Your Story

WRITING X 403

The scariest part of writing is staring at that blank page! This workshop is for anyone who has wanted to write but doesn't know where to start, or for writers who feel stuck and need a new form or jumping off point for…

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Classroom
Starting at $345.00
As few as 7 weeks
2.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn to use every day sources as starting points for stories
  • Complete in-class writing exercises to improve your writing craft
  • Get feedback on your works-in-progress from other writers
  • Experiment by writing in genres like fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and even songs

About this course:

The scariest part of writing is staring at that blank page! This workshop is for anyone who has wanted to write but doesn't know where to start, or for writers who feel stuck and need a new form or jumping off point for unique story ideas. The course provides a safe, playful atmosphere to experiment with different resources for stories, such as life experiences, news articles, interviews, history, and mythology. A series of in-class exercises explore or introduce different writing forms, such as short stories, personal essay, plays, and even poems or songs, and generate a notebook filled with unique story ideas from which you craft several short pieces.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Thursday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Instructor: Laurel Ollstein
364722
Fee:
$345.00
63 days left. Enroll by Jan 17, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No meeting February 7, 2019.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 22, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 17, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Thu Jan 24, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Thu Jan 31, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Thu Feb 14, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Thu Feb 21, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Thu Feb 28, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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