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Writing Your Memoir

Dates: Mondays, 4/6/2015 to 5/11/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $175 per person

Memoir is a nonfiction, literary art form that relies heavily on storytelling techniques derived from fiction, and is formed around the memory and observation of the author. Students will survey and work from the memoir canon, including Mary Karr’s The Liars Club, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and others to inform their own writing. Upon completion of the course, students will have the first chapter of their own memoir complete. Creative Writing 1 and 2, is suggested but not required.

Creative Writing 2

Dates: Mondays, 6/1/2015 to 7/20/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person

This course is designed for students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling. Students will have assigned readings and writing homework, which will be reviewed and critiqued workshop style by the instructor and classmates. Student writing and outside readings will explore narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm, pacing and revision. Publication and ready pieces are the goal, along with knowledge of strong narrative structures, beautiful and varying sentences, a refined writer’s voice.

Short Story Writing

Dates: Mondays, 9/14/2015 to 11/2/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person

The short story is an art form that encompasses all of the characteristics of great novels, including narrative and character. Students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling will use assigned readings, writing homework and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Upon completion, they will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing and the art of revision.

Creative Writing 1

Dates: TBA
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person

Take an introductory course in fundamental techniques of writing fiction and nonfiction forms. Explore research and interviewing techniques, narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, rhythm, pacing and the business of writing. Techniques learned in this class apply to both fiction and nonfiction, and are designed to lead into a more advanced Creative Writing 2 course.

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Registration Information

Cancellation Policy:
If you must withdraw from a class, please notify the registration office by phone, e-mail, or in person. If you notify the registrar at least one working day prior to the beginning of class, you may:
1. Send another student in your place.
2. Transfer your tuition to another class, provided that the second class occurs within six months of the original one.
3. Receive a tuition refund, less a $15 withdrawal fee.
No tuition refunds or transfers will be made after the class begins.

Convenient Ways to Register

1. Online (secure server) (using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card) at the link below.
Please note: Online registration is for individual registrations only. Please have your credit card ready.

infolitregisteronlineRegister Online: Writing Your Memoir
Dates: Mondays, 4/6/2015 to 5/11/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $175 per person
infolitregisteronlineRegister Online: Creative Writing 2
Dates: Mondays, 6/1/2015 to 7/20/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person
infolitregisteronlineRegister Online: Short Story Writing
Dates: Mondays, 9/14/2015 to 11/2/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person

2. By Telephone
Call 912.478.5551 (have your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card ready).
Speed up this process by faxing your registration form in advance to: 912-478-0847.

3. By Mail
Checks should be made payable to Georgia Southern University and mailed to:
Continuing Education Registration
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8124
Statesboro, GA 30460-8124

4. In Person: Come to the registration area in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on campus in Statesboro.

Instructor

Amy Condon earned an M.F.A. in writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. Amy’s published works can be found in Savannah Magazine, History Miami and SCAD’s Graduate Literary Journal.

For Writing Classes in Savannah Program Information Contact

Anna “Kye” Daniels
Staff Assistant
Office: Coastal Georgia Center
Phone: (912) 651-2005
Email: personaldevelopment@georgiasouthern.edu

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