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Short Story Writing

Date: Mondays, 8/11/2014 to 10/6/2014
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, although economic, encompasses all of the characteristics of great novels, including narrative and character. In Short Story Writing, 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.

Writing Your Memoir

Date: Mondays, 10/20/2014 to 12/8/2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person

writing_memoirnewprogramMemoir is a nonfiction, literary art form that–unlike autobiography–relies heavily on storytelling techniques derived from fiction, and is formed around the memory and observation of the author. In Writing Your Memoir, students will survey from the memoir canon, including Mary Karr’s The Liars Club, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Beverly Donofrio’s Riding in Cars with Boys, Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life and others, to inform their own writing. Students will have reading and writing homework and will participate in workshop-style critiques. Upon completion, students will have the first chapter of their own memoir complete. It is helpful if students have taken Creative Writing 1 and 2, but not required.

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Creative Writing 1

Date: Mondays, 1/26/2015 to 3/16/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person

Creative Writing 1 is an introductory course to the fundamental techniques of writing fiction and nonfiction forms. Instruction will explore research and interviewing techniques, narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, rhythm, pacing and the business of writing. The techniques learned in this class will apply to both fiction and nonfiction, and are designed to lead into a more advanced Creative Writing 2 course.

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Creative Writing 2

Date: Mondays, 4/14/2014 to 6/9/2014 (No class on 5/26/2014, Memorial Day)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person

Creative Writing 2 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. Instruction will use student writing and outside readings to explore narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm, pacing and revision. Pieces of writing worthy of submission for publication is the goal, along with knowledge of strong narrative structures, beautiful and varying sentences, reading like a writer and refining the writer’s voice.

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. 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.

DOWNLOADregisterform2. 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

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

4. 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: Short Story Writing
Date: Mondays, 8/11/2014 to 10/6/2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person
infolitregisteronlineRegister Online: Writing Your Memoir
Date: Mondays, 10/20/2014 to 12/8/2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person
infolitregisteronlineRegister Online: Creative Writing 1
Date: Mondays, 1/26/2015 to 3/16/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $200 per person
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

Name Title Phone Email
Judy Fogarty CE Program Specialist – Coastal Georgia Center
Personal Development and Savannah Area Professional Development and Contract Programs
912.644.5967
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