WEDNESDAYS, AUG. 11 – 25 | This short, fun, interactive class will help you revise, tighten, improve, and sharpen your writing. We’ll do in-class exercises, and students will be expected to complete focused homework assignments for each class. Students will learn how to examine their own writing as well as to provide constructive (never mean!) feedback to others.
Students will use their own (and one another’s) work to practice writing skills such as clarity and concision. We’ll examine the sentence, the paragraph, the phrase, as well as rhythm and meter, diction and syntax. We’ll identify and eliminate common weaknesses and clichés.
Bring up to ten pages—ANY ten pages, as long as they’re written in English for a non-academic or non-technical audience—and you’ll leave with concrete skills and greater confidence for works of any length.
Lindsey Crittenden has taught writing for more than 25 years and loves few things more than rearranging sentences. She is the author of numerous published short stories and essays, a published memoir, and endless journal pages. An Honored Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension, she has taught at the Writers Grotto since 2013.
This class will meet on Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.
Number of sessions: 3
Dates: Wednesdays, August 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Pacific Time
Course fee: $150