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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Writing and Speaking

The Comedy Writer’s Room

Have you ever wanted to write comedy? Whether it’s a web series, a television episode, satire articles, or simply to make your personal blog or social media more engaging, this class is for you! Enjoy an engaging online course via weekly Zoom meetings where you can brainstorm and hone your comedy writing skills in a fun and creative environment. In this course, you will learn the basics of comedy writing, express yourself through a writing medium of your choice (satire, script, podcast, monologue, etc.), and create real pieces of comedy content that can be submitted independently for publication or kept for personal use.

This course will be offered online via Zoom and Canvas. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within one week of the course start date.

Tuition: $75 (includes $40 in fees)
Wed Feb 03-Feb 24 6PM-7:30PM Online XI-206 6345 #8928
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Deadlier Than the Male, Part III: Margery Allingham & Josephine Tey *NEW!*

The most famous female detective fiction authors of the so-called Golden Age of the 1930’s and 40’s are Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh. There are two others, however, who share the title of Queens of Crime for this era, Margery Allingham and Josephine Tey. In this class, explore the life, writing careers, and unique styles of detective fiction by these two women. We will use one of Allingham’s novels, The Death of a Ghost, and two of Tey’s, The Franchise Affair and The Daughter of Time, to examine how each author has built upon the classic formulas of the Golden Age of detective fiction and yet has developed her own distinct approaches to an evolving genre. Instructor: Jean Sonntag

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within one week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99 (includes $79 in fees)
Thu May 06-May 20 10AM-12PM Online XI-456 6600 #8997
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Self-Publishing: Why and How to Sell Your Book Directly to Readers

Explore the ins and outs of the self-publishing world with writer and instructor Jason Hamilton in this empowering course! Learn the advantages and disadvantages of self vs. traditional publishing, and explore basic marketing principles to develop a dynamic launch plan that will place your book in front of as many avid readers as possible. This class is for anyone who wants to make money from writing books.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $139 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Mar 06-May 15 9AM-10:30AM Online XI-205 6346 #9146
No class 4/3.
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