No class on 11/11 & 11/25Number of Sessions: 7Format: OnlineSchedule: Friday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Are you interested in learning how to write a book but need more information and support to get it done and make it a success? Learn the art of publishing your own book, from writing, to editing, design and final publication. This class will include two parts. In Part 1, focus on writing your book and consider all of the questions needed to create excellent content. What is the story you want to tell and how do you tell it? Who is your audience and how do you approach your audience and readers?
Learn about storytelling, refining your topics, the editing process, and all of the steps and considerations for writing your book. How do you want the final product to look and feel when it is complete and being held and read? Consider the visual aspects of your book, including layout, illustration, design and your book's cover.
In part two, work towards final publication, including choosing a publishing house, book promotion and online retail selling. You can publish your book in your native language, whether it is English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Hindi, Farsi and Amharic. Instructor Georgetta Gancarz, explains, "I want students to express themselves in their identity and culture. For me as an artist, freedom of self-expression, including cultural, is necessary to be true and creative." She has written and published 20 books to date, and also teaches multiple art classes for Continuing Education.
Students must have access to a laptop or computer and internet access for this class. You will need to install some free writing programs on your device.
Number of Sessions: 8Format: OnlineSchedule: Tuesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The world of grant seeking is becoming more competitive. Gain the skills to become a successful grant writer either as the head of an organization, program manager, or as a fund developer. Learn a series of key skills related to project design, development and persuasive writing.
Discover where to find grant opportunities, how to write grant reports, and how to build relationships with grantmakers so that you have all the information you need to get funding for something you care deeply about. Explore the ethics involved in writing proposals and reports, and receiving funds.
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This online class includes 18 lessons with videos, text, writing assignments, and quizzes, plus an hour weekly meeting for group discussion. It is usually taught as a college-level course with 16 hours of instruction plus additional writing time outside of class. However, as an online class, you can do the class at your own pace. You will receive one-on-one personalized feedback on your writing and grant strategy - a huge asset of this class that sets it apart from others.
In order to achieve the certificate, you will need to complete a grant proposal within the eight weeks, following the course curriculum. Your instructor, Allison Shirk, has more than 20 years of experience writing grants. She will guide you through this process step by step.
Meet weekly via Zoom for discussions, and use course communication systems for written assignments and online group interaction. Students must create an account in the online course. Google Drive is utilized for peer review of writing assignments.
Interested in this field but would like to know more? Come to a free online information session. Ask questions and meet the instructor!
Number of Sessions: 8Online - Tuesday 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Number of Sessions: 6Format: OnlineSchedule: Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Start telling your life story! In this class, gain the support and motivation to get started, and continue to move forward, writing the story of your life.
From ideas to notes, to messy first drafts and the final polish, we'll cover the basics of writing. Learn how to find and develop your own unique voice, and how to discover your story through writing. Explore the tools of the trade, some of which memoirists borrow from fiction writers, others from journalists, and still others from poets.
This class will provide you with time and focus for writing together in class. You will also be expected to write between classes, in order to develop your practice, although there will be no fixed amount of writing required. Sharing will be encouraged, but is always optional. Learn and practice the art of giving and receiving supportive, insightful feedback.
There will be handouts and/or reading suggestions offered in class.