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Wilkes University Offers Public Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program will offer four non-credit creative writing workshops for the community beginning in September. The workshops meet once a week for five weeks in Kirby Hall, Room 103, and are appropriate for adults of any age or educational level. Registration is $45 for each five-week series.
 

To register for any or all of the workshops, please visit wilkes.augusoft.net, click on “courses” in the left-hand menu, and then choose Creative Writing Workshops. For more information, please call 570-408-4547. 

The workshops being offered are: 

Fiction
Instructor: Francisco Tutella
Saturdays from 1-3 p.m.
Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3 and 10
The workshop covers the foundations of fiction writing and includes in-class writing exercises and opportunities for participants to receive feedback on their work. The workshop offers both beginning and established writers opportunities to expand their knowledge of the writing craft and enhance their skills. In-class workshops of participants’ work are designed to provide honest feedback in a casual, supportive, and respectful environment. Participants will be expected to share their work aloud and offer insightful comments on how to improve their peers’ work. 

Poetry
Instructor: Dawn Leas
Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6 and 13
The workshop is an introduction to poetry. Participants will explore its structure and language both visually and aurally through reading and discussing several American poets. Participants will also write and workshop their original work. 

Screenwriting
Instructor: Dr. Bonnie Culver
Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
Sept. 16, 23, Oct. 7, 14 and 21 (No meeting on Sept. 30)
Have an idea for a film but don’t know where to start? This workshop will give you the basics of writing a screenplay, from formatting to structure to building great characters and using setting. Explore the world and craft as seen and used by the screenwriter. 

Creative Nonfiction
Instructor: Sam Chiarelli
Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.
Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8 and 15
The workshop focuses on building proper creative nonfiction writing techniques through the participant’s personal interests. It will cover the foundations of creative nonfiction writing and include in-class writing exercises and opportunities for participants to receive feedback on their work. The workshop will give both beginning and established writers opportunities to expand their knowledge of the writing craft and enhance their skills. Workshop members will also be given instruction on how to create a platform for their work and how to cultivate productive habits for a life of writing.


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