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Register now for Fall 2017 classes.


Dr. Karen Gorback, Instructor
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.

3 Mondays
9:30 – 11:30 am
Sept 18 – Oct 2, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $65
Seniors: $55
#8955.101
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Workshopping
Your Words

Emerging writers can share their wordsmithing talent with other effluent scribes. An awardwinning instructor will facilitate this 2 hour weekly writing critique class. Students are encouraged to experiment with style and content while acquiring formatting and editing skills. Students will also learn about dialog, telling details and literary devices. Genre and literary writers are welcome.

Instructor: Sheli Ellsworth, MA, is the author of 5 books and a book reviewer. She has studied writing at the University of Iowa and freelances for newspapers and magazines.

8 Fridays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Sept 22 – Nov 17, 2017
(no class Nov 10)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $115 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8975.201
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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 Thursdays
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Sept 21 – Nov 9, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8971.301
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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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8 Wednesdays
9:30 – 11:00 am
Sept 20 – Nov 8, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8917.101
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Writing a Bestseller

Learn the components and structure of a bestseller. Study the bestsellers of the last decade selected from the NYT, People’s Choice and Oprah’s book lists. Compare elements like opening chapters, characters and writing styles. Literary terminology and publishing alternatives are also explored.

Instructor: Sheli Ellsworth, MA, is the author of 5 books and a book reviewer. She has studied writing at the University of Iowa and freelances for newspapers and magazines.

8 Tuesdays
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Sept 19 – Nov 7, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8905.201
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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.

Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017
5:00 – 7:00p m
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $35
#8038.301
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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.

10 Wednesdays
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Sept 13 – Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room E
Cost: $115 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8930.301
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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 an emphasis in Marketing.


Saturday, Sept 23, 2017
10:0 0am – 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $35
#8951.101
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