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UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing I (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
June 12th - July 17th
, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

 


SWS

League of Utah Writers Summer Writers Workshop
—Saturday, June 16, 2018

Eccles Conference Center
Utah State University
5005 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT

 

PANEL: To Agent or Not to Agent

2:30 - 3:25 p.m. Room 309

With Emily Wheeler & Eric Bishop


PRESENTATION: The Faceted Book

3:30-4:25 p.m. Room 307

A presentation about those elements of narrative fiction that lend depth, value and resonance to writing. Every story has some, the best have many. We’ll learn how to identify which elements to include in your story. Subplots and multiple stories, arcs, settings, themes, novelties, information and more. A little foresight, a touch of research and a clear goal can nurture the muse to bring out the strength of the form.

Writers will be challenged to expand their fiction into elements beyond mere story and character. Emphasis will be placed on theme as well as history, education and entertainment qualities. Examples and techniques will be offered to help shape niches and expand any story into new areas of interest.

PRESENTATION: Writing to Theme

4:30 - 5:25 p.m. Room 309

Raise your work to literary levels by consciously incorporating themes. Learn how to identify what you’re trying to say and actively nurture the subtler but greater questions you’re addressing. Enhance your writing with symbols as signposts, layers of grays and depths of meaning. Give the literary critics something to enjoy.

Class will also consider the therapeutic qualities of writing and ask the author to consciously incorporate ideas of theme into their work, exploring the human condition through parallel plots, symbols, conflict, and alternative points of view to address lingering questions and personal issues.

From the lighthouse of intent, to hard questions, symbols, subplots and echoes, the class will encourage the writer to plumb the depths of meaning, bleed a little and create multiple strands of meaning in their work.

 


FyreCon
—June 21-23, 2018

Weber State University-Davis Campus
2750 University Park Boulevard
Layton, Utah 84041

Thursday, June 21, 2018

3-TO-1 Editing Mystery Session

12:00 - 12:50 pm Buidling D2 Room 306

 

PRESENTATION: The Faceted Story

3:00 pm- 3:50 pm Building D2 Room 318

 

PITCHES

4:00 pm

 

Friday, June 22, 2018

PANEL: Writing a Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Romance

11:00 am - 11:50 am Building D2 Room 110

Johnny Worthen, Christie Craig, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Natalie Whipple, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

 

PANEL: Portrayal of Death and Dying: Discussing the Philosophy of the Memento Mori

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Building D2 Room 111

Johnny Worthen, Daxon Levine, Graham Bradley, Jodi L. Milner

 

PITCHES

2:00 pm

 

PANEL: More than the Mistress of All Evil: Does Explaining Away Character's Evil Through Backstories Help or Hurt

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Building D2 Room 110

Johnny Worthen, David Farland, Dan Willis, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

 

PRESENTATION: Mistakes Were Made

5:00 pm - 6:50 pm Building D3 Room 339

 


HungerTHE HUNGER
Book Signing
—Saturday June 30, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
Jordan Landing
7151 Plaza Center Drive
West Jordan, UT 84084

 

 

 


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842)

CRBCSaturdays (2 sessions)
July 7th & 14th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842) Have you always wanted to write creatively but never had the chance to start? Or is your writer-self blocked and unable to finish anything? In Creative Writing Bootcamp, we'll launch into a series of generative exercises designed to give you plenty of material for your own stories. In between exercises, we'll share our work in an open and joyous environment, discuss craft, and explore how to incorporate writing into daily life. You'll leave class with a series of flash fictions ready to be polished or expanded in your writing practice.

 


QuillsLeague of Utah Writers Quills Conference
—August 24 -25, 2018

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
(801) 581-1000

 

 

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FanX
—September 6-8, 2018

 


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Monday Nights (6 sessions)
September 10 - October 15
, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

 

 


American Fork Writing Conference (Library Event)
— Saturday September 22, 2018,
1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Presentation: Character Development Before the Fact; Hit the Ground Running

Panel with: Karl Beckstrand, Stanalei Fletcher, Jo Ann Schneider, Robin King, Johnny Worthen, Judy Baker, Mary Martinez and George McEwan

Book Signing

 

 


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Hard Core Horror Writing (LLWRC 862)

Saturdays (2 sessions)
October 6th & 13th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Horror is more than a genre, it’s a physical sensation, the place where the unknown lurks, where nothing can be assumed, and anything can happen. Explore the nuances of creating levels of fear, and effective techniques that allow your writing to create a desired reaction – fear! dread! disgust! -  from your readers.  This intensive two week course of lecture presentation and workshop will give you an opportunity to write and present your work for critique and discussion (which isn’t as scary as it sounds!) 



“Speed Date with a Book”
— Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 7 p.m.

Brigham City Library
26 E. Forest Street.
Brigham City, UT 84302

 


Lifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

A Study in Mystery (LLWRC 837)

Tuesday Nights (7 sessions)
October 16 - November 27
, 2018
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Look behind the curtain of the formulaic, but eternally popular genre: the Mystery Story. Learn about the constructions, tropes, types and methods that make the modern whodunit. Designed for both writers and fans of the mystery genre, class will include assignments and activities on plot, character web, record keeping, suspense, tension and conflict. Refine your work as you're asked the questions: Did you hide the clue well enough? Does the audience care about the victim? Is the suspense tight enough? By the end of the course, if the crime is writing a mystery story, the "Whodunit" will be you!



Monkey Writing Retreat
—October 18-21, 2018

Coalville, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roy Event
—October 27, 2018

 


Lifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing 2 (LLWRC 825)

Monday Nights (6 sessions)
October 29 - December 3
, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Taught in a workshop format, this course will get your creative juices flowing as we expand on topics covered in Creative Writing: voice, tone, point of view and use of tense along with journeying into literary elements such as metaphor and simile, symbolism, structure, and others. This class is a fun way to build and develop the skills in an encouraging and supportive environment. Come prepared to read, write, and talk. This course is designed and required to be taken following Creative Writing (LLWRC 780).

 


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842)

CRBCSaturdays (2 sessions)
November 3rd & 10th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842) Have you always wanted to write creatively but never had the chance to start? Or is your writer-self blocked and unable to finish anything? In Creative Writing Bootcamp, we'll launch into a series of generative exercises designed to give you plenty of material for your own stories. In between exercises, we'll share our work in an open and joyous environment, discuss craft, and explore how to incorporate writing into daily life. You'll leave class with a series of flash fictions ready to be polished or expanded in your writing practice.