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ENRICH-0751 – Writing Zoom: Intro to Writing (ENRICH-0751_WRIT)

The Write Age: Learning the Art of Writing

The Write Age is an opportunity for anyone to begin to learn the art of writing. Whether you have dabbled with writing over the years or are just curious, now is the time to begin. Regardless of your interest—fiction, non-fiction, essay, memoir, playwriting or poetry, this is where you put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) and grow as a writer. Join lifelong writer and published author, Rudy Michael Melena, as he tailors this course to your specific interests. The first week’s lesson will be “How to create the perfect opening paragraph.” Would you like to learn sentence structure, idea creation, use of tense, character complexity, painting a mood, or the arc of plot? The writing exercises are positive and generative—no red ink as you likely remember from school. It’s about praising each other’s work and leaving each class glowing. A typical two-hour session includes storytelling to allow students to get to know each other, a lesson, suggested prompts, writing and sharing. The goal in the fourth week is a recital in the form of a reading, where you share a polished work. Note: This course was offered last year and Melena invites his past students to sign up. “Of course, I’ll tailor my instruction based on the surveys, so expect to learn plenty and leave the class a better writer,” Melena says.

Four Zoom sessions
Thur., Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Rudy Michael Melena is an award-winning educator and retired principal who holds degrees from Colorado College and Lesley University. He has been a lifelong writer, and his short stories have been published in several literary journals. He is currently revising a novel.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 6Waitlist Places Left: 5Fee: $140


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday16th February 20239th March 202306:30PM - 08:30PMN/ARudy Melena