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Citadel News Service
22 Aug 2007

Lowcountry Writing Project offers two courses for teachers

The Lowcountry Writing Project at The Citadel will offer two writing courses for teachers in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Both courses earn three graduate credit hours and are open to teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas.

The first course is “Creative Nonfiction: Memoir” and focuses on combining elements of journalism with those of fiction and poetry to create stories that reflect on and make sense of personal experience. Sessions meet Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 5, 8, and 12; Oct. 3, 6 and 10; and Nov. 7, 10 and 14. Meeting sites include The Citadel campus in downtown Charleston and The Citadel Beach House at the Isle of Palms.

The second course is “Travel Writing.” Participants will learn how to write and market dramatic travel stories. Topics include how to work with PR firms to get invited on press trips around the world, how to pitch editors and how to reject rejection to find happiness as a travel writer. Award-winning travel writer Sharon Spence will be the guest teacher for several sessions. Classes are Tuesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Oct 2, 6, 9 and 30; Nov 3, 6 and 27; Dec 1 and 4. Most classes meet at The Citadel. A local food and arts tour will be held Oct 6.

The cost for each class is $300. Applications will be accepted until classes fill.

For more information, contact Tom Thompson at 843-953-1418. Applications and additional information are available online. Click here.

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