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  • Creative Writing- ONLINE

    Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The idea is to explore—see with a writer’s eyes, spark ideas to life, gain confidence, and experiment with multiple genres. Creative writing is one of the most fulfilling ways to express yourself, and you’re never too young or too old to give it a try. Come on in, the water’s fine! This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Take Control of That Project Stressing You Out

    Is there a reunion, relocation, wedding, renovation, college application or other activity you have to coordinate? There are some simple project management tricks and techniques that will ease the uncertainty and reduce your stress. This is a lively class with active participation and lots of sticky notes! Come to the class with your challenge, and leave with a plan of attack. Learn a life skill that will serve you time and time again to keep projects on track and well organized for success... and without all the stress!
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    Vision Boards for a New Year

    The new year is a great time to reflect on what is going well and how we want our lives to be different. Creating a vision board is a fun way to help us keep our goals in mind for many months and years to come! In this course, you will get clear on what it is that YOU desire in your life and then will create a visual representation of your ideal life to enjoy long after our time together. All materials will be provided, however, if you have some photos of yourself, loved ones or goals, please feel free to bring them along to assist your vision board creation. Celeste looks forward to helping your vision come to life! This class is geared towards students 13 and older. This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Great Beginnings: Getting Your First Few Chapters Publication Ready - ONLINE

    You know you’ve got a great story idea, but how do you make it so great that it rises from slush pile to publication? Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent has helped hundreds of writers to improve their craft and to become published authors. She knows the inside tricks to get your writing publication-ready. In this workshop, she will walk you through a straightforward system for plotting your fiction to ensure you write a book that makes readers say “I couldn’t put it down" and the steps necessary to pace your first five pages of your manuscript to catch an agent's/publisher's interest. She will cover important topics such as: -How and when should you use backstory? -Where is the best point in the narrative to start? -What is the most effective build to the climax? You’ll walk away with a bucket load of information and resources to keep and put to action, so you can cross “Become an Author” off your bucket list. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.