Friday, March 24, 2017

Writing from the Heart this summer at UHH

Prepping a new course for this summer at UHH.

Writing from the Heart

The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Write about the people and things that matter to you. Write to touch, inspire, move, persuade, and provoke readers. Write with emotion, write with spirit. Write from your own truest self to help others find theirs. This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time. Short writing exercises, tips and tricks, including creating a safe space for writing, writing every day, reading aloud, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion and humor, techniques to inspire and persuade, writing to find our own truest self. Bring a notebook and pen.

July 6-27, Thursdays, 5-7:30pm, 4 classes, $70, Min 8/Max 30

also bringing back
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction is one of the most popular genres of writing right now and encompasses many forms, including essay, journal article, research paper, memoir, poem, prose. The key to creative nonfiction is the use of literary techniques to tell nonfiction stories in a way that is dramatic and compelling. We will try several different techniques and styles in order to find the best way to tell our stories, to make them personal and to make them memorable. Bring a notebook and pen.

July 11-25, Tuesdays, 5-7:30pm, 3 classes, $55, Min 8/Max 30

some extra inspiration: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/writing-from-the-heart

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