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Wilkes University Offers Creative Writing Classes in Mesa

Contact: Vicki Mayk

WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Feb. 12, 2013) – Individuals who dream of writing a screenplay, novel or memoir can get started by attending classes offered in Mesa by Wilkes University. Two, 10-week courses will be offered in March.  Classes will be held at Wilkes University, 20 West First Street in downtown Mesa.


Classes are open to the public and appropriate for adults at any educational level. Classes are sponsored by the University’s master of arts/master of fine arts degree program in creative writing. Cost of attendance is $350. Student wishing to take the courses to earn graduate credit will pay $1,902. Graduate credits earned can be transferred into the creative writing program for individuals interested in pursuing the M.A. or M.F.A.


Each workshop is taught by Bonnie Culver, director and co-founder of Wilkes University’s creative writing program. Culver is also a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist.  Registration is limited to 10 students in each course.


The classes being offered are:

Write That Novel Or Memoir

Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.

March 13 to May 15



This class will teach participants how to identify and build the story they want to tell. Students will complete the first draft of their novel or memoir.

Write That Screenplay

Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m.

March 14 to May 16


This class will teach participants the nuts and bolts of developing, writing and formatting a screenplay. Students will write the first draft of their film.


Registration ends on March 13. Participants can register online at wilkes.augusoft.net and by clicking "courses". For more information, contact Bonnie Culver at (800) WILKES-U Ext. 6372, or at bonnie.culver@wilkes.edu.


About Wilkes University’s Creative Writing Program:

Wilkes University’s Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing is one of the largest in the nation. The program offers tracks infiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting and creative non-fiction.  It is offered in a low-residency format, allowing students to work primarily online, with two annual, week-long residencies. Students can attend their kick off residency in Mesa, Arizona. The program trains individuals to be professional creative writers by examiningthe personal life of a writer; the craft, technique, and analysis of creative writing; and the art delivery method for one's work. Co-founder Bonnie Culver serves as the program director and is assisted by Dawn Leas.

Published On: 2/12/2013
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