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Memoir Writing
If you’ve always wanted to write a memoir, now is the time! Not an autobiography, a memoir is a slice of life you want to record for family and friends. This class will walk you through the process - you can do it! Bring paper and pen or a fully-charged computer, and join us for some fun.

Instructor: Dr. Karen Gorback is an award winning author of numerous short stories and one-act plays. She won first place in the 2015 Memoir Writing Contest sponsored by the Ventura County Writers Club and her novel, Freshman Mom, was a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Contact Karen through her website at www.karengorback.com.

4 Mondays
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
March 13 – April 3, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $75
Seniors: $60
#8955.102
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A Guide to Writing Engaging Dialogue
Readers love dialogue – one of the most intimate components of storytelling. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn and practice the basic elements of writing an engaging dialogue that will keep readers glued to your pages. Please bring paper and pens or a laptop with a fully-charged battery, and get ready to have some fun!

Instructor: Dr. Karen Gorback is an award winning author of numerous short stories and one-act plays. She won first place in the 2015 Memoir Writing Contest sponsored by the Ventura County Writers Club and her novel, Freshman Mom, was a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Contact Karen through her website at www.karengorback.com.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45
#8940.101
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Screenwriting 101

Got an idea for the next blockbuster film? Learn the specialized skill of screenwriting from an experienced industry veteran. This course focuses on essential elements of a well-structured, three act script including what is an inciting incident and how does it affect character development? The course will also explore character arc, dialogue, setting and guide students through the important distinction of the A and B story. Finally, how do you pitch your script once you’re finished? Attendees will have the opportunity to “workshop” their pitch and receive feedback.

Instructor: Margery Walshaw, owner of Evatopia, has worked as a literary manager for over 15 years. Her clients have sold scripts to major production companies and studios. Her company also publishes novelists and helps them promote their work for possible book to film adaptation.
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10 Mondays
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 27 – May 15, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $115 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8917.302
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Kathleen Galloway Rogan, Instructor
Creative Writing Workshop
This class offers exercises in creative expression, improvisation, visualization, and spontaneous writing. Story structure, character and grammar will be covered also. Journal writing, class assignments, and at-home writing projects launch you on a journey of discovery. No previous experience required.

Instructor: Kathleen Galloway Rogan is a writer, stand-up comedienne, and creator of one-person shows.

10 Mondays
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Feb 27 - May 15, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $135 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8930.302
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Getting Your
Novel Unstuck
Writers usually know how their novel begins and perhaps how it ends. But often times, they get stuck in the middle. This course will include discussions on audience and genre, point-of-view and tone, pacing and plotting, characterization and dialogue -- everything you need to help you get from “once upon a time” to your “happily ever after.” Students will have the opportunity to discuss stumbling blocks occurring in their current projects and receive support and guidance on how to move forward.

Instructor: Margery Walshaw,
owner of Evatopia, has worked as a literary manager for over 15 years. Her clients have sold scripts to major production companies and studios. Her company also publishes novelists and helps them promote their work for possible book to film adaptation.


10 Tuesdays
9:15 – 10:45 am
Feb 14 – April 25, 2017
(no class April 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $115 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8971.102
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For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, 1202 or 1203, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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