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The Aspiring Writer's Workshop

This class is designed for closet writers and those who carry stories around in their heads and hearts. This class will teach students how to take the story in their heads and hearts and translate that vision into a story with a beginning, middle and end; multidimensional characters and a plausible plot. Students will organize, develop, write and edit their own stories. Please bring to class first day; writing tablet, pens, dictionary and thesauraus, no laptops please.

Course Code: CSP -4000-MK1
Date: March 12-April 16, Thursday 6p-9p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: TBA Instructor: T. Bennett-Wilkes
Cost: $65

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Blogs, Blogging and the Blogosphere

Simply stated, blogs are public diaries published on the internet. This course is an introduction to web logs with the emphasis on writing posts which enable the blogger to build, maintain and interact with an online community of liked-minded followers. Students will learn how to craft fresh content for posting, gain insight into the importance of search engine optimization, learn blogging jargon and how to set up a blog site. Self-Supporting.

TBA

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Fiction Writing 101

This is a nuts and bolts fiction writing workshop designed for beginning and intermediate writers. Students will read a selection of published short stories, looking at what elements make good fiction: conflict, character development, beginnings, endings, dialogue, etc. We will discuss the importance of revision and a regular writing and reading schedule. Participants will be expected to submit at least one short story, or novel excerpt, for class discussion.

TBA

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Messages from the Heart: A Creative Writing Workshop

Calling all wordsmiths, raconteurs, scribes, inditers, belletrists, and writers!!! To those who dream and those who dare: Messages from the Heart: A Creative Writing Workshop is all about you!!! It explores the various facets of the unique relationship between words and writing. Participants will: a) be introduced to writing as an art form comprising specific elements; b) have opportunities to identify, compare, and contrast various genres; c) write, revise, edit, and proofread selected works, both individually and collaboratively; and d) create their own works. Students are asked to bring the following materials to each class: a hardcover dictionary with a guide to usage, a hardcover thesaurus with either a thematic index or synopsis of categories, 8.5x11 writing paper, and blue or black ink pens.

TBA

Public Speaking for the Shy and Terrified

It's not what you say; it's how you say it. This workshop teaches the simple skills necessary to speak with confidence in front of an audience. Focus will be on public speaking and group presentation skills. By the end of the workshop, participants will demonstrate control over their voices and body language and have improved self-confidence in their speaking abilities.

Course Code: CSP4000-QH2
Date: May 19-June 9, Tuesday, 6:30p-8p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: 126 Instructor: J. Jeffries
C ost: $ 45

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Public Speaking Too

If you enjoyed Public Speaking for the Shy and Terrified you will love Public Speaking Too. Eliminate "uh" and replace it with confidence. Make your presentations, announcements, or spur of the moments speeches fun for you and your audience or congregation. Learning techniques on handling hecklers or remembering the entire speech can be fu n and enlightening. Let your voice be heard and felt. Supplies need: pencil, 3x5 note cards and a bottle of water.

Course Code: CSP4000-NV2
Date: June 23-July 14, Tuesdays, 6:30p-8p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: 126 Instructor: J. Jeffries
Cost: $45

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Sign Language for Beginners (ASL)

This course, which is intended for students who have no or minimal American Sign Language (ASL) skills, focuses on communication in the work environment. ASL includes some of the ASL vocabulary, grammatical principles, and cultural protocols that students need to function at a basic level in both work and social conversations. Students learn to use ASL to (1) ask and answer questions, (2) exchange personal information, (3) discuss their jobs, (4) discuss their families, (5) discuss where they are from, and (6) make appointments. Students must have the ability motorically to use one or both hands to form manual signs and the manual alphabet. Textbook can be purchased at Jamestown Campus Bookstore.

Course Code: CSP-4000-B7
Date: June 1-July 13, Monday, 6:00p-8:30p
Location: AT- Jamestown Campus
Room #: 125 Instructor: Murray
Cost: $95 / No class 7/6

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Sign Language 2

This six week class is designed for students to learn intermediate to advance American sign language (ASL) communication. This course will expand your knowledge on sign vocabulary, finger-spelling, numbers, expressive and receptive signing activities as well as the history of ASL. You will also become even more knowledgeable of aspects of Deaf Culture which integral parts of meaningful language use. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should have an intermediary knowledge of signed communication. Self Supporting.

TBA

Introduction to Literacy Writing NEW!

Peter Mark Roget, author of Roget's Thesaurus, described writing as "words in their best order." Expository prosaic content is the stuff of storytelling, primarily as classical or belletristic tool. The Introduction to Literary Writing workshop is a threehour session devoted to an overview of courses on creative and fiction-writing. Specifically, the framework for developing, constructing, writing, editing, and proofreading a manuscript is discussed. The intent is to offer insight into lengthier courses where the following are analyzed, utilized, and opportunities for obtaining feedback are offered: the writer's tools including the dictionary and thesaurus; the role of research; plot development; character development; writing; editing and proofreading; finishing a manuscript; and exploring options for publication.

Course Code: CSP4000-ND2
Date: June 2, Tuesday, 6p-9p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: 205 Instructor: T. Bennett-Wilkes
Cost: $35

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Voice Over

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Please check http:// www.voicecoaches.com/gptt for questions about class content and general information about the voice acting field.

Course Code: CSP-4000-A3
Date: June 16, Tuesdays, 6p-9p
Location: AT - Applied Tech, Jamestown Campus
Room #: 125 Instructor: Voice Coaches
Cost: $35

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Writing Your Life NEW!

This expressive writing workshop is all about you! By using writing prompts and journaling, this class will help you get started writing your life stories. We will look at ways of generating ideas about yourself and your unique experiences. In this class you will do lots of writing and sharing in a comfortable and safe workshop environment. You will also, discuss the importance of reading and writing regularly. Prior writing experience is not required.

Course Code: CSP4000-Q62
Date: June 1-June 22, Mondays, 6p-8p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: 210 Instructor: S. Cushman
Cost: $45

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Updated 04/14/2015