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Laurel, MD 20707
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Beginning Writer’s Workshop

Develop creative writing skills to write your own fiction or nonfiction short story. Explore techniques to develop characters, dialogue, and meaning to a story. After you register, please create an account at This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.

Tuition: $130 (includes $90 in fees*)
May 16-Jun 22   Online XO-376 4160 #8981
Jun 13-Jul 20   Online XO-376 4161 #9077
Jul 18-Aug 24   Online XO-376 4302 #0031
Aug 15-Sep 21   Online XO-376 4303 #0032
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Speaking With Confidence

Gain confidence speaking before groups from professional speaker and coach Allan Misch. He will reveal strategies for you to become a more confident and skilled presenter. In this information-packed and entertaining course, you will discover a powerful preparation method to minimize mishaps. Learn a proven presentation structure to guarantee your audience will understand you. Uncover a secret practice technique to learn and deliver your presentation using minimal notes. Practice a refined strategy in order to be a confident and skilled presenter.

Tuition: $89 (includes $45 in fees*)
Mon Nov 05-Nov 19 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XI-201 6411 #9073
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Writing Fiction

This course is designed for beginners and those invested in finishing their current manuscript. If you’re not sure where to begin or you’re having trouble finishing that novel, P.J. O’Dwyer will share an exciting and easy system to write and complete that story waiting to be put into words. Grab your readers from the first page and keep them engaged until the end with techniques P. J. will teach on crafting effective dialogue, dynamic characters, and believable description and setting. Critique is a must. In this six-week course, you will have the opportunity to share your story through critique and learn the dos and don’ts of giving and receiving unbiased opinions, as well as how to use those critique comments of your own work to strengthen your writing. In the end, you’ll have the skillset to complete a manuscript and turn it into a finished novel.(T)

Tuition: $134 (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Oct 03-Nov 14 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XI-202 6497 #3719
(No class Oct 17)
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