Saturday, January 21, 2012

McNeese Leisure Learning for Writers

McNeese University is offering four leisure learning classes for writers. For more information or to register: here.

1) Journaling the Poetic Experience: A Beginner's Entry into Poetry Writing
    Instructor: Kevin Thomason
    Location: McNeese Library, Meeting Room A
    Date: Tues, Feb 28, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
    Time: 6-7 pm
    Cost: $45/$49 after Feb 14

2) Memoir: Writing Your Life Story
    Instructor: J.D. Hibbits
    Location: McNeese Library, Meeting Room C
    Date: Thurs, Mar 8, 15, 22
    Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
    Cost: $39/$45 after Feb 23

3) Non-Fiction Boot Camp (Online)
    Instructor: Jessica Ferguson (info) This course covers the basics of nonfiction writing. You will learn by doing, discuss and research markets for your work and come away from this class with the fundamentals of being a freelance writer for magazines and newspapers.
   Location: Online
   Date: **Tuesdays** Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 and Mar 6, 13
   Time: 6 - 7 pm
   Cost: $69/$79 after Jan 24

4) The Short Story
    Instructor: J.D. Hibbits Do you enjoy reading and writing? Are you looking for something new and intellectually stimulating? This introductory course will examine short fiction through readings, class discussions, and creative writing exercises. You will learn some of the “tricks of the trade” to help you polish up a writing project or begin a new one. So bring your love of language and come prepared to experience a new approach to literature!
   Location: TBA
   Date: Thur, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
   Time: 6:30-8 pm
   Cost: $59/$69 after Jan 17

Sidenote: This post was provided by Sylvia Ney.


  1. Awesome. Thanks a bunch, Sylvia! I'm going to check in on some.

  2. I'm signed up for the Short Story. Who else is on board. Thanks Sylvia.