In Person and on Zoom
Instructor: John Chaplick or Arleen Mariotti
Time: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: Members $7 / Nonmembers $10
Tell your story! Brainstorm, write, read, share, and revise your stories with a skilled teacher in a supportive, encouraging setting.
Whether you’ve got a story idea itching to get out on the page or you would like to stimulate some creative energy, the LEC’s weekly Creative Writing class is a fun forum to share and develop your creative voice!
This class is designed to support, inspire, and challenge writers of all experience levels. There isn’t a more supportive place to nurture your creative journey. Whether you are a new student of creative writing or a published author looking to polish a piece of prose, this class will help you create a finished piece of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.
Students will develop and refine their writing skills and creative self-expression through a combination of in-class exercises and take-home prompts. Students will learn and practice the building blocks of creative writing, such as: character, setting, voice, point of view, plot, descriptive language, and more to develop the critical skills needed to read like writers and understand how to use these tools in their own writing.
In a classic workshop format, students will get to discuss their writing with their peers and instructor as well as receive and give constructive feedback. Students will also learn about editing and techniques to enhance their writing to take a first draft to a finished piece. In addition, instructors will discuss the publishing process, writing contests, and how students can submit their work to get published.