UC Extension

Exploring Creative Writing

This ten-week course through the UC Berkeley Extension for beginning writers helps you assess your potential, identify your strengths, and learn valuable writing techniques. Class exercises and weekly writing assignments help you discover your talents in a variety of forms: short fictional scenes, short story, poetry, and journalistic writing. A supportive atmosphere enables you to see how others respond to your writing. On completion, you should have a clearer sense of your writing strengths and directions to take for more advanced courses.

“Exploring Your Creative Writing Potential” was a remarkable experience. Over the summer I watched the group of us – beginning writers to experienced, ages ranging from early twenties through mid-seventies – transform in confidence, creativity, and authentic expression. Clive’s technique of identifying writers’ strengths and building on them created an environment of trust and enthusiasm that nourished us all.  It was an experience that will enrich my writing for life.”  – Sally Bolger, 2012

The next session starts on Tuesday, February 5, ends April 9, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30, UC Berkeley Extension Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave, Conference Room 2.

$: 640 UC Berkeley Extension English X438-Section 023 Enroll here

Required textbook for the class: Let the Crazy Child Write!

Contact Clive at (510) 508-5149 if you have questions about this class.

Developing Your Creative Writing

Gain confidence in your creative writing abilities before joining a more focused group. If you’ve completed Exploring Creative Writing ENGLISH X438 or an equivalent course, or you’ve learned creative writing techniques on your own, then you’re ready for the next step. Strengthen your foundation in the basics for all genres, stories, poems, essays, novels, memoirs or blogs, and prepare for an intermediate or an advanced class.

The next session TBD
$: 640 UC Berkeley Extension: EDP:X438-016 Enroll here

Required textbook for the class:  Let the Crazy Child Write!

Contact Clive if you have questions about this class.