Creative Writing Class at NPC
NATIONAL PARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Director of Community Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2013
Creative Writing class at NPC
Writers from Hot Springs and the surrounding communities might be interested in taking a creative writing class at National Park Community College. Creative Writing is offered each semester as a "for credit" class. For the spring 2014 semester, it is being offered on Monday nights from 6:00 to 8:55 p.m.
Faculty member Nannette Crane-Post, who teaches the course, said, "I like to change the time I offer the class each semester in order to better accommodate more people's schedules. The night class allows community members who work all day to take the course. I especially enjoy teaching the course when it is a mix of community writers and NPC students, which of course allows for a more diverse writing, reading, and critiquing experience for all. The course is designed to be held in a workshop format, which means students share and critique each other's manuscripts. Students become better writers by constructively critiquing the writing of their peers, as well as by reading established and high-quality published writers. Depending on the class size, students write three to four manuscripts a semester—mostly short stories—as well as in-class exercises. We discuss the craft of writing, tools of the trade, and anything else that is helpful for the beginning writer."
Public registration at NPC begins December 2, 2013, for the spring 2014 semester. This particular class is limited to 20 participants and tends to fill up quickly.
"My goal for my students is two-fold. I want them, through practice, to become better writers, and I also want them to realize that writing is fun," Ms. Crane-Post said.
NPC students (clockwise, beginning at left) Dakota McIntyre, Sarah Elmore, Audrey Breshears,
and Kearra Helton work on their publication project in Nannette Crane-Post's creative writing class.