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UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
May. 14 - Jun. 18, 2024

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

 


StokerCon 2024

StokerCon® 2024

May 30–June 2, 2024

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego CA 92108

 

Thursday, May 30, 2024

4:00 pm — 6 Sierra

Author Reading

I'll be reading something I wrote. In public. In front of people.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

4:00 pm — 3 Santa Fe

Panel - A Little Bit Traditional a Little Bit Indie

I'll be moderating this panel.

5:00 pm — 6 Sierra

Panel - Witchcraft And Spiritualism In Horror

I'll be a lowly panelist for this one.


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842)

CRBC2 Saturdays
June 8th & 15th, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842) Have you always wanted to write creatively but never had the chance to start? Or is your writer-self blocked and unable to finish anything? In Creative Writing Bootcamp, we'll launch into a series of generative exercises designed to give you plenty of material for your own stories. In between exercises, we'll share our work in an open and joyous environment, discuss craft, and explore how to incorporate writing into daily life. You'll leave class with a series of flash fictions ready to be polished or expanded in your writing practices.


New Sandy Barnes & Noble Event

Sunday, June 16, 2024
5:00-7:00 p.m

Barnes & Noble
10433 S State St
Sandy, UT, United States

To celebrate this new Barnes & Noble location I've been asked to hang out and sign books. Come see me, hang out, and get some books signed.

 


Quills

Quills

August 8–11, 2024

Marriott Hotel - University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108 US

 


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
Aug. 27 - Oct. 1, 2024

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

 


Colorado Gold

Rocky Mountain Gold Writers Conference

September 27-29, 2024

The Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
13200 East 14th Place
Aurora, Colorado 80011

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2024

8:00 — 8:50 a.m. Conference Room III

Deeper Reading for Deeper Writing

Consciously or unconsciously meaning is hidden beneath signs and facades in literature, layered in word choice and focus. Authors can achieve deep depths of intent, layer after layer of meaning, to elevate text to literature. Through example we will explore the possibilities.

9:00 — 9:50 a.m. Conference Room V

Writing to Theme

From the lighthouse of intent, to hard questions, symbols, subplots and echoes, the class will encourage the writer to plumb the depths of meaning, bleed a little, and create multiple strands of meaning in their work. Class will offer concrete examples and methods to tease out your ideas.

4:30 — 5:20 p.m. Conference Room II

Heinlein's Five Rules of Writing

A discussion of Robert Heinlein’s famous “Five Rules of Writing.” These pragmatic, practical and practiced directives are for the working author and are the very career-enabling tips that steered a blue collar scribbler to becoming one of the seminal voices of his age. But are they still valid?

Sunday, September 29, 2024

8:00 — 8:50 a.m. Conference Room V

The Faceted Story

A presentation about those elements of narrative fiction that lend depth, value and resonance to writing. Examples and techniques will be offered to help shape niches and expand any story into new areas of interest for a greater chance to stand out from the slush pile.

 


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

A Study in Mystery (LLWRC 837)

Tuesday Nights (7 sessions)
Oct. 15 - Nov. 26, 2024
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Look behind the curtain of the formulaic, but eternally popular genre: the Mystery Story. Learn about the constructions, tropes, types and methods that make the modern whodunit. Designed for both writers and fans of the mystery genre, class will include assignments and activities on plot, character web, record keeping, suspense, tension and conflict. Refine your work as you're asked the questions: Did you hide the clue well enough? Does the audience care about the victim? Is the suspense tight enough? By the end of the course, if the crime is writing a mystery story, the "Whodunit" will be you!

 


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

HCHorrorHorror Writing Bookcamp
(LLWRC 862)

Saturdays (3 sessions)
Oct. 19, 26 & Nov. 2, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Horror is more than a genre, it’s a physical sensation, the place where the unknown lurks, where nothing can be assumed, and anything can happen. Explore the nuances of creating levels of fear, and effective techniques that allow your writing to create a desired reaction – fear! dread! disgust! -  from your readers.  This intensive two week course of lecture presentation and workshop will give you an opportunity to write and present your work for critique and discussion (which isn’t as scary as it sounds!) 

 



 

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