Waking Up Your Prose

WRITING X 461.19E

Invigorate your prose writing by learning techniques and strategies that energize your vocabulary, description, and imagery.

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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Read contemporary poetry to identify techniques you can apply to prose
  • Respond to writing prompts that encourage you to stretch your skills
  • Give and receive feedback on drafts developed for class
  • Incorporate new writing techniques to make your prose come alive

About this course:

Just like with physical exercise, when we’re not getting the results we want, it’s often helpful to change things up. If we only do aerobics, it can be a game-changer to incorporate Pilates or Yoga. The same is true for our writing. Maybe it’s time to try alternative ways to wake up our prose, and discover how being playful, loosening up, and taking a chance with words can lead to prose-on-fire! This ten-week course offers prose writers the opportunity to learn how to ignite and reinvigorate their work by applying techniques, exercises, prompts, (and secrets) poets use to create concise, energetic, fresh imagery. Through reading poetry, practicing automatic writing to prompts, and workshopping students’ prose, students learn how implementing these poetic techniques will awaken and elevate the work they are already doing.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Instructor: Kim Dower
369670
Fee:
$575.00
41 days left. Enroll by Oct 2, 2019
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Notes
No meeting Nov. 27.
Enrollment limited to 20 students. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) Book: Good Poems by Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Oct 2, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Oct 9, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Oct 16, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Oct 23, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Oct 30, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Nov 6, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Nov 13, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Nov 20, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Dec 4, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Wed Dec 11, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210

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