Spring and Summer classes!



Tally with violetsIt’s Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And it’s time for my Spring and Summer classes at Flathead Valley Community College…

Writing in the Workplace     (1 session)

  • Grammar Refresher – April 28           12-1:30 p.m.                              $20
  • The Easy Writing System – May 5 12-1:30 p.m.                              $20
  • Editing Tips & Tricks – May 12 12-1:30 p.m.                              $20

Introduction to Screenwriting     (4 weeks)

Learn the fundamentals from ideas to scenes to understanding the basic structure of a screenplay.

Tuesdays               May 5-May 26                           6-8:30 p.m.                      $64

Everyday Creative Writing      (4 weeks)

With guided exercises, it’s easy to capture everyday creative writing.

Mondays                June 8-June 29                          2-4 p.m.                           $54

The Write Plan     (1 session)

Develop the business skills necessary to help your writing career succeed!  Learn to track finances, prioritize key resources and activities, and identify and utilize avenues to get to your readers.

Tuesday                 June 16                                     5:30-8:30 p.m.                 $45

Register online www.fvcc.edu or call the Continuing Education Center (406) 756-3832

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Hope to see you there!

Kathy

Summer & Fall classes in Montana…



Workshops for Summer & Fall 2014!

June – October 2014

Flathead Valley Community College:

Everyday Creative Writing (4 weeks)

Ever want to try writing an article, a poem, a story, or even an entertaining letter but wondered what to write about and how to begin? There’s inspiration everywhere: at the dinner table, in newspaper headlines, even on the back of a shampoo bottle. With guided exercises, it’s easy to capture everyday creative writing.

Wednesdays June 4 – June 25 6-9 p.m. $69 ENGL 1095A AT Building Room 202

To register: http://www.fvcc.edu/continuing-education.html

The Writer’s Club – Grades 3 – 5 (2 one week sessions to choose from)

Develop a love of words. Expand your creative side with a wonderful portfolio of writing to take home at the end of the class. Plot stories, have fun with poetry and create a book cover. On the final day, treat your family to a reading and book signing. Bring a notebook and also a snack if you wish.

Session one: Monday – Friday June 16 – 20th 1 – 4 p.m. AT Bldg. Rm 202 $74

Session two: Monday – Friday June 23 – 27th 9 a.m. – Noon AT Bldg Rm 203 $74

To register: http://www.fvcc.edu/continuing-education.html

WRIT 95 – Developmental Writing (3.0 credits) Tuesdays 5:00 – 9:20 p.m. June 10 – Aug. 12th

To register: http://www.fvcc.edu/

 

Additional writing classes at FVCC:

Writing the First Novel with Dennis Foley http://www.fvcc.edu/continuing-education.html

Scrivener with Dennis Foley http://www.fvcc.edu/continuing-education.html

Break Into Magazine Writing with Becky Lomax http://www.fvcc.edu/continuing-education.html

 

Fall conferences:

Flathead River Writers Conference – Kalispell, MT September 27 & 28th www.authorsoftheflathead.org

Montana Romance Writers Conference – Bozeman, MT October 3 – 5th Montana Romance Writers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 25: NaNoWriMo class has taught me…



I’ve been leading a group of writers at Flathead Valley Community College through National Novel Writing Month.

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Tonight’s our last meeting, and we’re having a potluck.

I could write an entire blog post on the joys of potluck. I mean, when you get a chance to eat a dozen different things from a dozen different cooks, it’s awesome, right? Sometimes we even luck out and everyone brings dessert!

It’s been one of the most lively groups of writers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I hope they’ve taken something away from the class. I know I have.

They’ve taught me:

* Enthusiasm is everything. It’s challenging to keep going when you’re slogging through a novel. If you can keep your inspiration up, you can do anything.

* Ask questions. Lots of questions. It makes us all better writers, and it makes a teacher a better teacher too!

* It takes guts to write. Maybe you’re not from a family of literary giants (who is?!). Maybe you aren’t even sure where you’re from, where you are, or where you’re going (anybody besides me?) but with a little courage, you can do it anyway.

* Laughter is what makes everything work better… your writing, your interactions with others, your life.

* Writers, whether we are beginning or mid-stride, are among the most interesting people I know.

Thank you and happy rest of the month,

Kathy

Day 19: The Artist’s Way



I spent the first half of my day having a potluck breakfast with a wonderful group of women who are all doing The Artist’s Way through Flathead Valley Community College.

If you’re not familiar with the book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, I’d urge you to check it out.

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It’s a book about creativity and unblocking and enjoying yours, however you want to express it: art, music, writing, cooking, photography,  etc.. and just doing whatever you do with more zest.

We’ve talked a lot about creativity in our home environment, purging, rearranging, & claiming new ways to live. We’re 11 weeks into the class, and I think all of us have tossed things from our closets and added things we really love to our homes.

Gathering with them was a great way to start my day, and now it’s time to put that energy to work in my own creative life.

Happy creating,

Kathy

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