Creative Writing

Course Overview

Available To: Adults of all Ages

Available As: Online Instructor-led Courses

Available In: English and French

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New Programs beginning Fall 2020

It is often said Writing is the window to imagination.

At Extra Ed, our Creative Writing courses are designed to open windows to imagination for both writers and readers.

Our instructors, rich with writing experience, offer opportunities for writers and readers to develop their talents and deepen their passions by learning key story writing techniques, participating in interactive lessons, and creating and sharing their work.

6 Creative Writing Courses are Available:

  • Creative Writing 1  – This course is for budding creative writers. The class is encouraged to begin a daily writing practice, tap into imagination and begin writing creative stories.
  • Creative Writing 2  – A continuation of Creative Writing I, participants spend more time engaging in interactive lessons and sharing their works in progress while learning to strengthen their use of language, character, dialogue, setting and plot.
  • Creative Writing through Reading  – Literature and literary techniques are examined so participants learn to read and write like writers. Different approaches to style such as description, point of view, dialogue, character, setting, imagery, and metaphor are explored and incorporated into writing exercises.
  • Short Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction 1  – If you love short stories and want to write them, this is the course for you. No creative writing experience required! In this course you learn the building blocks of short story writing by examining published works from great authors. You will write your own short story and have it constructively reviewed by your instructor and classmates.
  • Short Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction 2  - This follow-up course to Short Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction 1 helps you further develop your work and writing style. With emphasis placed on expanding, exploring, and perfecting writing passages, you learn how to write a fictional or non-fictional piece that resonates with readers.
  • Memories into Stories  – Just do You! This online course explores the nature of memoir and related genres. You learn how to translate your life experiences and memories into your own voice and style.

An Extraordinary Education

  • Creative Writing promotes self-expression.
  • Creative Writing provides clarity of thought.
  • Creative Writing fosters empathy and communication skills.
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