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Continuing Education


Embrace Your Writing Well: Memoir Through Poetry NEW

Everyone has a story; telling your story through poetry is something only you can do! Led by a published author, you’ll learn step-by-step techniques to tell your own story through poetry and prose. Explore memoir poetry samples and answer enlightening questions on your journey to crafting a polished poem. A wonderful gift idea for seasoned adults who wish to leave a family legacy, or a great introduction for those who want to discover the positive effects, self-exploration, and pride of writing a poem.

Meets: Four Mondays, Oct. 13 – Nov. 3, 6 – 8 pm, BRCC Fine Arts Center V207
Instructor: Angela M. Carter
Fee: $95 (#56014) Bring two writing tools, one notepad; the poetry is already within you!

Introduction to Grant Writing NEW

Learn basic grant seeking/writing skills so you can craft competitive proposals. Discover essential characteristics of successful grant proposals, and gather useful tips for budgeting and writing a compelling project description. Led by recipients of federal, state, and foundation grants, this course is designed to provide beginners with sufficient information to develop and submit a grant proposal. 

Meets: Two Wednesdays, Nov 5-12, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructors: Sharon Johnson and Debby Hopkins
Fee: $75 (#63652)

Technical Writing                    

Used heavily in engineering, maintenance, science, technology, and construction, technical writing involves both research and writing. Learn to create, edit and use technical information and associated materials to enhance accurate transfer of concepts. Examples and exercises will help sharpen your skills. 

Meets: Five Thursdays, Oct 9 – Nov 6, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Joe Vavala
Fee: $115 (#58863)

“Who Da Thunk It” 

No run-of-the-mill English class, this lively workshop focuses on business writing basics. Topics include commonly misused words and expressions; elementary rules of usage; grammar and punctuation basics; and developing a personal writing style. Bring your writing samples! 
Meets: Two Tuesdays, Oct 14 & 28, 10 am-noon; BRCC Plecker Center 
Instructor:  Jo Anne Sabas
Fee: $75 (71024)

Write Right

Learn the basics of business, professional, and personal correspondence, ranging from business letters, and letters of recommendation to complaint letters, thank-you notes, and more. Bring samples of your correspondence for critique.
Meets: Two Tuesdays, Oct 7 & 21, 10 am-noon; BRCC Plecker Center                   
Instructor:  Jo Anne Sabas
Fee: $75 (#71024)

Online Classes

Introduction to Screenwriting

Learn everything you need to know to write a great script, from structure, character creation, and dialogue to marketing and selling your screenplay.
$99.  Visit to register.

Mystery Writing

Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author.
$99.  Visit to register.

Romance Writing

Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will teach you the skills you need to write a romance novel that will make readers swoon.
$99.  Visit to register.

Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books of all types.
$99.  Visit to register.

Write Your Life Story

Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.
$99.  Visit to register.

Writing Essentials

Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.
$99.  Visit to register.

Writing for Children

Published children's author shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them.
$99.  Visit to register.