Upcoming writing classes

UPCOMING CLASSES

The Kickstart Your Writing program offers 3 classes:

  • Kickstart Your Writing
  • Kickstart Your Writing (online)
  • Journalism for Freelance Writers

Details about each class are included below.

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Kickstart Your Writing

Dates:  Sept. 24- Dec. 3, 2014. No class Nov. 26.

Sept. 25-Dec. 4, 2014. No class Nov. 27.

(Choose Wednesday OR Thursday evenings.)

Cost: $200/10 weeks

Limited to 5 students

Whether you’re working on a novel or interested in short stories, memoir, essays, articles or other forms of fiction or nonfiction, Kickstart Your Writing offers a supportive environment in which you can work on specific writing projects.

To register: Mail payment to Nancy Woods, P.O. Box 18032, Portland, OR 97218. To pay by credit card call (503) 288-2469. For more information: wordpics@aracnet.com or (503) 288-2469.

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(Online) Kickstart Your Writing

Dates: Sept. 26-Dec. 5, 2014. No class Nov. 28.

Cost: $200/10 weeks

Limited to 5 students

This online version of the Kickstart Your Writing class can be taken from the comfort of your home and worked on when your schedule allows. All you need is e-mail (no Skype or chat rooms). Students will set weekly goals, post their writing online at designated times, and receive feedback from the instructor and other students.

Whether you’re working on a novel or interested in short stories, memoir, essays, articles or other forms of fiction or nonfiction, Kickstart Your Writing offers a supportive environment in which you can work on specific writing projects.

To register: Mail payment to Nancy Woods, P.O. Box 18032, Portland, OR 97218. To pay by credit card call (503) 288-2469. For more information: wordpics@aracnet.com or (503) 288-2469.

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Journalism for Freelance Writers

Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 27-Dec. 6, 2014. No class Nov. 29.

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $200/10 weeks

Limited to 5 students

Location: Hollywood district of Northeast Portland, Oregon. Exact location provided upon registration.

Learn the skills professional reporters use to write features, human-interest articles and small-business profiles. Become the freelance writer every editor wants to work with. Learn the dos and don’ts of the publishing world. By the end of the class you’ll have completed one feature article that is 650-800 words in length. Along the way, you’ll learn how to:

  • Find article ideas
  • Carry out research
  • Prepare for and conduct interviews
  • Write leads
  • Organize, draft, revise and polish articles
  • Handle quotes and attributions
  • Meet deadlines and word counts
  • Copy edit and fact check
  • Write headlines, captions and photo credits
  • Apply AP and Chicago style
  • Take photos
  • Work with editors
  • Follow journalist ethics and values
  • Fulfill journalistic responsibilities

To register: Mail payment to Nancy Woods, P.O. Box 18032, Portland, OR 97218. To pay by credit card call (503) 288-2469.For more information: wordpics@aracnet.com or (503) 288-2469.

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