2017-09/17 Navigating the Social Media World For Beginners with Maggie Espinosa

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blogging, Computer Software, and Technology, Classes, Events, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2017-09/17 Navigating the Social Media World For Beginners with Maggie Espinosa

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media doesn’t have to be difficult. This class will teach you how to cruise through the murky waters of hashtags, @ signs, and tweets. We’ll cover how to: set up an account  write an effective bio  post quality content  find organic followers  take stellar photos  create your personal hashtag  market yourself or your brand on major platforms  avoid being shadowbanned  how analytics prevent your posts from...

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2017-07/22 Summer Poems – The Muse by the Sea with Molly Larson Cook

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Classes, Events, Poetry | Comments Off on 2017-07/22 Summer Poems – The Muse by the Sea with Molly Larson Cook

Hot town!  Summer in the city!  It’s a great time to rouse your poetry Muse and celebrate the season as so many poets before have done.  We’ll take a look at some of those poetic tributes to summer and consider what it is about this season that inspires us – even in our city of “endless summer” where the Muse wears flip-flops and sunscreen!  Perhaps it is as author Ben Saenz put it:  “Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something...

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2017-08/12 A Few Hours of Billy Collins and Raymond Carver with Molly Larson Cook

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Classes, Events, Poetry | Comments Off on 2017-08/12 A Few Hours of Billy Collins and Raymond Carver with Molly Larson Cook

Poet Billy Collins and poet/short story writer Raymond Carver have influenced many a 21st Century writer with their poems and stories that seem so easy to write, but are as complex and considered as the old masters.  The acclaim for these two writers is not for nothing.  In this workshop, we’ll focus on the poetry of both Collins and Carver to see how they do what they do.  You’ll have time in class to try your hand at poetry that could win its own awards as you...

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1st Thurs Screenwriting Group with Carlos de los Rios

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Classes, Events, Monthly Event, Ongoing, Scriptwriting/Screenplay/Playwriting | Comments Off on 1st Thurs Screenwriting Group with Carlos de los Rios

This monthly read and critique group allows participants to have pages of their material read aloud in a classic R&C format. But the group also focuses on sharing new developments in the field of writing for the movies. Writers of all levels are welcome to come and share their material in a group setting and to work with other fellow writers on theirs. Sometimes an industry speaker will join the group to share insider stories and wisdom. But the main purpose of the...

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2017-07/16 Street Talk: Crafting Moody Dialog for Genre Stories with Matt Phillips

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction | Comments Off on 2017-07/16 Street Talk: Crafting Moody Dialog for Genre Stories with Matt Phillips

This two-hour course will help genre writers craft moody dialog for stories of crime, mystery, and mayhem. We’ll also discuss strategies for integrating captured speech into stories-in-progress. Helpful for those looking to craft and revise realistic dialog. Bring writing materials for the workshop portion of class; samples of successful dialog will be provided by the instructor. Matt Phillips lives in Normal Heights. His books are Three Kinds of...

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