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Memoir Writing
You have a story to tell and a family waiting to read it. Open up your memories and those moments that define you in this eight-session class. Through research, writing and reading you’ll begin the journey to your memoir. Bring a notebook and pen.

Instructor: Kateri Alexander, PhD, has credits as a newspaper, magazine and cookbook editor and associate producer for a local NPR Morning Edition, and as a college writing instructor. She teaches writing and journaling workshops through her business Small Retreats. Her journaling blog is: http:// smallretreats.com

8 Fridays
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sept 16 – Nov 4, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room A
Cost: $125 plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8955.101
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The Writer's Compass

To tell a story effectively, writers must first sort through the ideas, organize them, whip them into shape, and turn them into great writing. During this two-week workshop we will help you do just that! Option: Bring up to 1000 words of your writing to the first class for instructor review.

Instructor: Nancy Ellen Dodd teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University and is author of The Writer’s Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages. For more information, see Http://thewriterscompass. com.

2 Saturdays
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct 8 - 15, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $65 plus $20 book fee to instructor
#8907.101
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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 Tuesdays
9:15 – 10:45 am
Sept 13 – Nov 15, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 8B
Cost: $115 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8917.101
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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 script to major production companies and studios. Her company also publishes novelists and helps them promote their work for possible book to film adaptation.


10 Mondays
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Sept 12 – Nov 14, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $115 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8971.301
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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.

8 Mondays
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sept 19 – Nov 7, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $115 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8930.301
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Seven Stages of Revision


Instructor Nancy Ellen Dodd
You have all these written pages, but now what? How do you turn them into a manuscript? This class will take you through the 7 stages for revising your story, as well as how to spot the holes. Bring 1000 words to the first class and the instructor will give you feedback.

Instructor: Nancy Ellen Dodd teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University and is author of The Writer’s Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages. For more information, see Http://thewriterscompass. com.

2 Saturdays
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Oct 8 - 15, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $65 plus $20 book fee to instructor
#8908.201
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Become a Community Enrichment Instructor



Do you have a hobby, talent or knowledge of a foreign language that you would love to share with others? Come to this informative seminar and learn how classes are developed. No teaching credential is required although experience is a plus. Ideas will be evaluated and class proposal forms provided.
Instructor: Anne Bartholomew is Coordinator of the Community Enrichment Program.
Saturday, Sept 17, 2016 , 9:30 – 11:00 am
Conejo Valley Adult School , Room 3
Cost: FREE (Pre-registration required)
#8068.101
 
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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