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UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

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

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
Jan. 16 - Feb. 20, 2024

6:30-9:00 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.

 


LTUE

Life the Universe and Everything

February 15-17, 2024

Provo Marriott Hotel
101 West 100 Street
Provo, UT 84601

 

 

Friday, February 16, 2024

10:00 a.m. — Room: ARCHES

The Faceted Story

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.

 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. — Room: ZION, BRYCE & ARCHES

Book Signing

Mass event. Tons and tons of authors shilling their works. Come by.

 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

4:00 p.m. — Room: ZION

Robert Heinlein's Five Rules of Writing

A discussion of Robert Heinlein’s famous “Five Rules of Writing.” These pragmatic, practical, and practiced directives are for the working author and are the very career-enabling tips that steered a blue-collar scribbler to becoming one of the seminal voices of his age.

 


League of Utah Writers

Blue Quills Chapter Meeting Talk

Wednesday February 21, 2024 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting

Writing Mysteries: Understanding the Genre, Creating the Puzzle

Mystery is a modern formulaic genre with infinite variation. This class will discuss the key elements that define the genre and teach concrete techniques to form an effective mystery. There is a premeditation to the perfect story and we will investigate it thoroughly.


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

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

Creative Writing 2 (LLWRC 825)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
Feb. 27 - Apr. 2, 2024

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Creative Writing 2 (LLWRC 825): 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).


Mountain Ridge High School

Mountain Ridge High School Visit

Friday March 1, 2024 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Mr. Lowe's class
14100 South Sentinel Ridge Blvd
Herriman, UT 84096

Pray for me as I dare to go where few others dare to go, into the den, into the very heart of the terrifying world of public education where I will endeavor to teach high school students things. Not sure which direction I'll go, but be assured, I'll go there. I said I would. All this trembling and fear be damned! I will try to impact the next generation with my love of the written word and the insane career path I've chosen!


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

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

Literary Querying (LLWRC 844)

LitQueryingSaturdays (3 Sessions)
Mar. 23, Apr. 6 & 13, 2024
(no class 3/30)

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

So you've written a book. Now what? Approaching the publishing world can be a lonely and daunting task. This class will give you a jump start by providing the knowledge and skill required to navigate the world of agents and publishers. It is recommended (but not necessary) that you bring a finished piece of work you are trying to place. This is a workshop heavy class, where we'll polish your pages and develop a plan to give you the best chance in the great publishing hunt.

 


League of Utah Writers

Pre-Quills

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Marriott Hotel - University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108 US

The Muddled Middle
(don’t call it writer’s block)

It’s the hardest part. You know the beginning, it flowed like water, you know the end, it’ll be breathtaking, now you just have to write the connecting bit, the eighty percent between the two. No problem, but your Muse is on vacation, another project beckons and there’s little enthusiasm for the next chapter. Could this be writer’s block? This is the muddled middle. Class will explore this terrible phenomenon and offer concrete tools to overcome it and return the writer to the rails.

 


 

PPWC 2024

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

April 26-28, 2024

Colorado Springs Doubletree Hotel
1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

 


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

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

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
May. 14 - Jun. 18, 2024

6:30-9:00 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.

 


StokerCon 2024

StokerCon® 2024

May 30–June 2, 2024

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego CA 92108

 


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

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

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842)

CRBC2 Saturdays
June 8th & 15th, 2024

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 practices.


Quills

Quills

August 8–11, 2024

Marriott Hotel - University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108 US

 


 

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