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This ten-week course through the UC Berkeley Extension for beginning writers helps you assess your potential, identify your strengths, and learn valuable writing techniques. Class exercises and weekly writing assignments help you discover your talents in a variety of forms: short fictional scenes, short story, poetry, and journalistic writing. A supportive atmosphere enables you to see how others respond to your writing. On completion, you should have a clearer sense of your writing strengths and directions to take for more advanced courses. Taught by Clive Matson, who began his writing career among the Beats in New York City in the 1960s. He has published nine volumes of poetry and the writing textbook "Let the Crazy Child Write," used in writing programs globally. He recently premiered his latest poem in Paris, France, where he also presented at the European Beat Studies Network Conference.

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Exploring Creative Writing

Golden Bear center

• What we'll do Class will convene 10 weeks. During that time students will get an overview of poetry, short stories, novels, first-person essays and plays in this exploratory course. In a safe and supportive learning environment, you will have an opportunity to experiment and discover your writing potential. You also learn the history of genres and their conventions, not to follow in predecessors' footsteps, but to become aware of what others have done so that you and the class can build on it. Class counts for credit in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing. • What to bring Pens and Notebook or laptop if you prefer to write on line. • Important to know Class is for ten weeks, begins Feb. 5, Ends April 9, 2019. Enroll for this class at https://extension.berkeley.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3255811#courseSectionDetails_[masked]

Exploring Creative Writing

Golden Bear center

• What we'll do Class will convene 10 weeks. During that time students will get an overview of poetry, short stories, novels, first-person essays and plays in this exploratory course. In a safe and supportive learning environment, you will have an opportunity to experiment and discover your writing potential. You also learn the history of genres and their conventions, not to follow in predecessors' footsteps, but to become aware of what others have done so that you and the class can build on it. Class counts for credit in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing. • What to bring Pens and Notebook or laptop if you prefer to write on line. • Important to know Class is for ten weeks, begins Feb. 5, Ends April 9, 2019. Enroll for this class at https://extension.berkeley.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3255811#courseSectionDetails_[masked]

Exploring Creative Writing

Golden Bear center

• What we'll do Class will convene 10 weeks. During that time students will get an overview of poetry, short stories, novels, first-person essays and plays in this exploratory course. In a safe and supportive learning environment, you will have an opportunity to experiment and discover your writing potential. You also learn the history of genres and their conventions, not to follow in predecessors' footsteps, but to become aware of what others have done so that you and the class can build on it. Class counts for credit in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing. • What to bring Pens and Notebook or laptop if you prefer to write on line. • Important to know Class is for ten weeks, begins Feb. 5, Ends April 9, 2019. Enroll for this class at https://extension.berkeley.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3255811#courseSectionDetails_[masked]

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Exploring Creative Writing

Golden Bear center

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