Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall Classes

Kids aren't the only ones who get to return to school this fall. Here are a few classes taught by our own SCBWI members.

Lois Brandt is teaching "Write a Novel in a Month" class at Bellevue College. The class is Saturdays, October 9-December 4, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Is writing a novel one of your life-long dreams? Join this 8 week Bellevue College class as it hooks up with 100,000 writers worldwide for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The first classes prepare you for the noveling process, with practice in characterization, setting, plot, voice, and dialogue. Then we're off and writing our 50,000 word manuscripts. During the last class we plan for revision. This is a great way to write your novel in a supportive environment. Cost $179.
Questions? Contact To register go to this Bellevue College continuing education link. For more about Lois, visit her website.
Lisa L. Owens is teaching "Navigating the Children's Writing Biz" class. Classes are online, Fridays, October 29 – November 19.
This four-week online course demystifies the business side of children’s publishing and provides writers with concrete steps for exploring the field and creating a personal path to publication. Lisa has written more than 70 books and stories for young readers, and has worked in children's publishing as everything from proofreader to senior editor.
For a full course description and registration info, click here.

Lisa also runs the Editorial Freelancers Association education program, and they have a Seattle-area Artist's Way Class starting September 23. Visit the catalog page here, or the write-up about the full education program here. They also have online classes in proofreading and freelance writing. To learn more about Lisa, visit her blog and author site.
Margaret Nevinski is teaching a "Creative Writing Workshop" for ages 8-12. Classes are Thursdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 18, from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $85.
If you like to create characters, invent plots, and have fun with words, this workshop is for you! Margaret Nevinski helps young writers tap into their creativity and strengthen their writing. We'll share our work out loud to get feedback from our fellow writers. Discover more about the craft of writing while creating the spectacular stories only you can write. Bring a notebook, a pen, and your imagination.
Margaret is also teaching a "Creativity for Writers" class. Classes are Thursday, Oct. 7-Nov. 18, from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $65.
The creative spark lies at the heart of all writing, whether we write for adults or children. Margaret Nevinski offers playful, useful ways for writers to tap into the wellspring of ideas. We'll explore prompts, journaling, collage, music, poetry, and exercises using the five senses to spark our imaginations and access our creative voices. For beginning and experienced writers in all genres. Come prepared to be inspired!
To register for either of Margaret's classes, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District website or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16. For more about Margaret, visit her website.

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