Custom Classes in:
- Writing for Self-expression
- Writing for Healing
- Professional and Business Writing
- Grammar for Busy Professionals
Upcoming Classes at UNM Continuing Education
Writing for Growth and Discovery (79884)
May 16-30, 2018, Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
In this overview of writing for beginners, you will learn how to show up and listen for the voice within that knows who you are. Whether you are drawn to writing to access your inner wisdom, to reflect on your life, to leave a memoir for your family, or experiment with telling a story in poetry or fiction, this course will provide information and exercises to get you started.
Unleash Your Creativity! (14867)
Sept 11, 18, 24, 2018. Tuesday afternoons, 1-3 PM
Creative people are happier, healthier and more satisfied. You don’t have to go looking for your creative spark. It is within–waiting for you to tap into its power. Want to write a novel? Solve a problem? Find a relationship? This class will help you get out of your own way and start something new! You’ll learn helpful techniques that apply to all aspects of life. Bring a notebook to class. Taught by Carol March, published author and creativity coach.
From Inspiration to Publication
October 3, 10, 17, 2018. Wednesday evenings, 6-8 PM
You want to write a book—a novel, memoir, historical, self-help or inspirational book to share your knowledge. The first step is finding your vision. What is your message? Who are you speaking to? Find your passion and you’ve found the subject of your book. The next step is to organize and position your book to sell in today’s marketplace. You will learn how to research the market, decide where your book fits, and how to write it to appeal to your target audience. No writing experience necessary, only a desire to learn. Takeaways include resource lists, a plan of action, and organizational tools. Taught by Carol March, author of speculative fiction and nonfiction books on the creative process.
Change Your Story, Change Your Life
November 1, 8, 15, 2018. Thursday evenings, 6-8 pm
We all have a story about our lives–why things happen; why we react as we do. We enact the stories our parents, community and culture teach us about relationships, work, health, what is possible and what is out of reach. As adults in a rapidly changing world, we may find those stories no longer serve. We will use journaling, visualization, and small group exercises to help you uncover the story of your life, and rewrite it if you choose. You can direct your own script. For anyone who wants to explore personal growth in a safe, supportive setting. No previous writing experience required. All work done in class is kept confidential. Bring a notebook and an open mind.
Opening Up: Writing For Healing (14868)
Will be offered early in 2019
Learn how to reduce stress, handle difficult situations and feel more in control of your life. Research has shown that writing about trauma clears the mind, improves health and supports healing, and it doesn’t matter if anyone else ever reads what you write. In a safe, supportive environment, we will explore simple writing techniques you can do at home that have been shown to enhance well-being and assist in coping with stressful situations, such as illness, injury, divorce, and job loss. Bring a notebook to class and be prepared to write. All writing will be kept confidential.