Writing Workshops

Summer 2017


Fall 2017


Novel Writer's Boot Camp

Here it is, by popular request! You asked for a class that would help you through the snags and pitfalls of writing that first draft. This 12-week hybrid class of online instruction and in-classroom discussion features feedback sessions, support materials, editing topics, plus goal-setting assistance, troubleshooting, and group critique opportunities. You don't have to go it alone! Instructor Julie Castillo will contact you prior to the class start date for an online course orientation. Please contact her at jmwriterslife@aol.com if you have questions concerning this class.

Fee: $107 Senior Adult Fee: $56 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-286-D | 10/02/17-12/11/17 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


How to Publish Your Book

Whether you've got the first spark of an idea or a finished manuscript, in this workshop you'll gain the tools you need to publish your book. Discover how to groom your book to fit an established market. Learn how to find the right publisher (traditional, POD, E-publisher, yourself), write an attention-grabbing query letter, outline or synopsis, and manage the submission process. Find out what to expect, and what to look out for, and when it's contract-signing time. Learn how to promote yourself once your book is out. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, if your goal is to get published, this workshop is for you!

Fee: $27 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-454-F | 12/18/17-12/18/17 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Fiction Writing Workshop

So you've always dreamed of writing a novel? Or have you already published a few pieces and you're looking to take your writing further? In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn all the elements of great fiction: from character, motivation, and conflict to structure, setting, and scene-writing. Practice your hand at crafting dialogue, writing gorgeous sentences, showing instead of telling, and revising your work to commercial writing standards. We'll also discuss the business of writing with a step-by-step guide to getting published. This course is taught by a professional writer, editor, and writing consultant with 15 years' experience in the publishing industry.

Fee: $80 Senior Adult Fee: $53 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-508-E | 11/09/17-12/14/17 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register