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Grant Writing 101 -
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Taught by Dr. Linda Sapp-Cox, an expert with 50 years experience in nonprofit management and consulting, students will learn to
research funding sources, develop a grant application and write a winning proposal.
Introduction to Personal Journaling -
We all have stories to tell - a first kiss, a funny anecdote, a life- changing moment.
Learn how to write a personal journal about the people, places and events
that have left a memorable imprint on your life. Mentored by London-based holistic instructor Callie Carling.
Your Screenwriting Career -
Taught by screenwriter and author
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industry trends, historical perspectives and the
structure of a screenplay. Skip has taught this workshop to thousands of writers through
college extension programs for 20 years.
Beginner's Guide to Digital Photography
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Ron Kness shares tricks of the trade, walking students through the steps of how to shoot crisp images every time.
From close-ups to panoramas, you'll learn how to set up your camera so you can't go wrong.
Christology: The Essence & Nature of Jesus Christ
- Join Brian Neese in a short journey to thought-provoking insights into the single most
important person in history who changed the world Jesus Christ. Christology is the
study of the person of Jesus, with a focus on His nature and essence. It seeks to understand not
just what Jesus did, but who He was and is, and what it means today.
Introduction to the Tarot
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Major and Minor Arcana. Even if you've never held a Tarot deck before, you'll learn
how to do accurate readings and unlock the wisdom of this timeless oracle.
The Art of Writing Horror
- Author, educator and novelist
Laurie Notch explores the art of writing horror fiction. Learn how to structure a plot so
your story builds tension; create conflict and cliffhangers; use dialogue
to reveal characters' motives, create fear and build suspense.
Whether you yearn to write about ghosts, creepy dolls, insane asylums or homicidal maniacs,
this course will help you turn the horror in everyday life into a potential bestseller.
Writing for Fun and Profit
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the class focuses on writing nonfiction, a market where good writers are always in demand. Students
will learn how to research and write interviews, news stories and reviews; how to get organized
and work efficiently; how to know when a manuscript is ready to send; and how to cope with
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