Do you have stories from your life or the history of your family you want to share? Do you use your imagination to create stories? This course will cover all aspects of prose writing from short stories and novels to memoirs and personal essays. In addition, the course will include readings and discussions focusing on key aspects of the writing craft, including transforming your raw material, developing your own voice, writing scenes and dialogue, developing characters, establishing a narrative point of view, and structuring longer works. A series of exercises will give you a chance to practice these skills. We will examine the editing process and also look at different methods of publishing your writing. Class members will have their writing critiqued by the class in a professional, nonthreatening workshop format. The course is open to all levels of writers from beginners to published writers. The goal is to have fun and share our stories. | Active participation; Facilitated discussion.