2017-04/04 Creative Writing with David Coddon

Date: First class is April 4, 2017 Time: 7pm to 9pm Number of sessions: 6 - Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 Members: $90 Nonmembers: $108 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

You’ll be writing both in class and at home, then receiving supportive, constructive feedback from your instructor and your fellow writers.

At the same time, you’ll learn helpful fundamentals about crafting a story, creating vivid characters and establishing compelling narrative conflict that will open up your possibilities and, guaranteed, make you more excited than ever about telling the stories you want to tell.

By course’s end you’ll either have a promising draft of your short story or an encouraging start to that novel.

David Coddon is a writing instructor and a longtime voice on the San Diego arts, entertainment and cultural scene. The former editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Currents Weekend” and “Night&Day” sections, he wrote a popular column on the arts, “For What It’s Worth,” and chronicled in particular the glitter and impetuosity of the film industry. He is now a contributor to a number of Southern California publications, both online and in print, and is the regular theater critic for San Diego CityBeat magazine. He possesses an MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and a BA in journalism from the University of Southern California. He has taught either non-fiction or creative writing for 19 years at institutions including UCSD Extension, San Diego State and San Diego Mesa College, where he is adjunct faculty.