Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fort Lewis College Writing Courses

How to Write and Illustrate Your Children's Book
Fee: $79, 4 classes
Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
September 19 – October 10
Don't put it off for another day! Now is the time to learn the basics of how to write, illustrate and submit your children's book idea. Join in the fun of creating lively stories, poems, picture books and longer work for kids birth to 12. Learn about story formatting, manuscript submission, dealing with illustrations, handling copyright and many other details as you enter into the exciting world of children's literature. Aimed at first-time writers, with lots of support for beginning authors and illustrators, this class will give you the courage to write for children

Self Publishing Survival 101
Fee $79, 4 classes
Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
October 17 – November 7
After the recent meltdown in New York publishing, more and more authors are looking into the pros and cons of self publishing. In this series, you'll learn whether it is realistic, economically viable, and within your capabilities to successfully produce and promote your title. We will look at options like Booksurge, iUniverse, Publish America, Author House, Trafford and other production resources including local printers and desktop production. Editing, book doctors, dealing with illustrations, copyright, ISBNS and other details are included in this comprehensive overview of the dangers and delights of being your own publisher.

Teach Your Child to Read - YOURSELF
Fee: $39, 1 class
Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.
November 14
Reading is the most important skill your child will ever acquire. Learn how to teach it yourself in one session without expensive kits, television hyped materials, or pedagogical puffery. For parents of kids ages 2 to 12, this class gives you everything you need to get the job done.

Unplug Your Christmas Machine
Fee: $39, 1 class
Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.
November 21
If the thought of fending off the Christmas Gimmies makes you want to stick your head in the oven, come enjoy this class and learn lots of ways to decommercialize your holidays. Based on the ever-popular book by Jo Robinson and Jean Staeheli, this workshop will put the curl back in your elf-slippers and even a ho ho ho in your heart.

To register, please contact
Fort Lewis College
Continuing Education
315 Reed Library
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-7385

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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