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Register now for Late Winter & Spring 2018 classes.


Dr. Karen Gorback, Instructor
He said....She said
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. Her novel, Freshman Mom, won the USA Regional Excellence Book Award and was a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Contact Karen through her website at www.karengorback.com.

Monday, Feb 12, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45
#8940.101
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Show,
Don't Tell

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, take your craft to the next level by learning how to incorporate the technique commonly known as “show, don’t tell” into your writing. Please bring paper and pen or a fully-charged laptop to practice several, practical writing devices that you will be able to integrate into your own projects.

Instructor: Dr. Karen Gorback is an award winning author of numerous short stories and one-act plays. Her novel, Freshman Mom, won the USA Regional Excellence Book Award and was a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Contact Karen through her website at www.karengorback.com.

Monday, Feb 5, 2018
9:30 – 11:30 am
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $35
#8939.101
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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 scripts to major production companies and studios. Her company also publishes novelists and helps them promote their work for possible book to film adaptation.

8 Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Feb 28 – April 25, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8971.202
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Classes on this page...
Become a Community Enrichment Instructor
Creative Writing Workshop
Get Started Blogging
Getting Your Novel Unstuck
He said....She said: A Guide to
Writing Engaging Dialogue
Learn the Craft of Humor Writing
Self-Publish Your Book for Peanuts
Show, Don't Tell

Learn the Craft of Humor Writing


Misti Barnes, Instructor, Author
Humor writing is a skill you can learn, even if you’re not a comedy writer. The truth is, humor makes every story better, and it draws your audience in. This course will help you improve the quality of your writing by introducing more humor. No matter your medium, YOU CAN learn to write funny. Funnier.

Instructor: Misti Barnes is a film writer, director, playwright, blogger and humorist. Her most recent book, If You Leave Me Can I come With You? Daily Meditations for Codependent With a Sense of Humor, was written to bring humor to those recovering from the harsh realities of life.

7 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
March 7 – April 25, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $85 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8910.301
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Get Started Blogging

If you’ve ever wanted to start a blog, but are not sure how to do it, then join us for this informative class that will give you some of the tools you need. We’ll focus on your content, determining your target audience, available blogging platforms, and how your blog can support your professional goals. Please bring a pen and a notebook.

Instructor: Molly Duncan has been blogging for personal and professional pleasure since 2008. She shares her passion for healthy living on her blog at www.MollyBDuncan. com/blog.

Friday, March 2, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $35
#8038.302
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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 Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 15 - April 26, 2018
(no class March 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room D
Cost: $110 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8930.302
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Self-Publish Your Book
for Peanuts

This course will introduce writers to an amazing tool that enables them to completely publish their own book for free. Their book is sent to the market through wide distribution channels, including Amazon and a number of expanded distribution options. Independent publishing has never been so fast and easy.

Instructor: Brianna Davidson
has published multiple works for freelance writers and college professors. She graduated from California Lutheran University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
6:30 - 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $35
#8951.302
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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 discussed and course proposal forms provided.

Instructor: Anne Bartholomew is Coordinator of the Community Enrichment Program.

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 am
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: FREE (Pre-registration required)
#8068.102
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