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Kittery Adult Education



Literature & Writing

The Write Track: How to be a productive creative writer

$30

with Kate Johnston

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Trouble finding the time to write? Worried your story idea isn’t interesting? Want to make writing a part of your life but not sure how to begin … or how to stay committed … or how to finish? In this one-night workshop, you’ll learn strategic methods to help you take control of your writing so that you can transform any writing challenge into personal motivation and make the most of your story ideas. Writers will be given strategies to overcome writer’s block, story structure checklists, writing prompts, and more to help them get on the “write” track with their project so that they can write with confidence, joy, and rumbling creativity! Max 5 students.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Course Fee: $30

Ready, Set, Write

$110

with Kate Johnston

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This workshop-style creative writing program is designed to help you find motivation and self-belief through improvement and growth of your writing skills. Each class will be spent exploring various elements of the craft, discussing individual concerns and questions, and critiquing weekly submissions of each student’s work. All genres and levels are embraced. Writers will need a work in progress or a figment of a story idea. Max 5 students.

6 Tuesday sessions

March 10-April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Course Fee: $110

Self-Publishing in a Nutshell!

$38

with Katherine Mayfield

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Whether you have a novel to publish, a memoir, or a how-to-do-it-better book, the process of self-publishing is not as hard as you think.  In this workshop, you’ll learn about the differences between self-publishing and working with a traditional publisher, and discover the exciting options for getting your book out there. Katherine has published more than ten books, including Stand Your Ground: How to Cope with a Dysfunctional Family and Recover from Trauma.

Thursday, March 19, 6-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $38

Start Writing: A Quick Intro. to Creative Writing

$30

with Jill Braceland

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Start writing that great American novel that rests within each of us.  Learn about a writer's notebook, pre-writing process, poetry, and publication issues.  Enjoy two sessions of exploring creative writing in a friendly environment.

2 Thursday sessions

March 19-26, 6-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $30

How to Publish an Ebook on Amazon Kindle

$38

with Katherine Mayfield

Calendar Mar 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will lead you through the process of publishing an ebook on Amazon Kindle.  Publishing a Kindle book is free, and fairly easy to do.  You’ll learn about the process of choosing a cover, formatting your manuscript, creating an Amazon account, and uploading the finished product to Amazon. Katherine has published a number of books for Kindle, including Lyme Disease in Remission, and all of her print books.

Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $38

Writing a Memoir

$38

with Katherine Mayfield

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you thought about writing your memoir?  Maybe you’ve even started, but don’t know how to proceed.  In this course, you’ll learn about the specific techniques used in writing memoir, and find out how to choose a theme for your book to make the process of writing more focused. Katherine has self-published more than ten books, including the award winning memoir, The Box of Daughter.

Thursday, April 9, 6-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $38

Leave a Legacy: A Grandparents Journal

$28

with Jill Braceland

Calendar Apr 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Leave a legacy is designed for anyone who want to record some precious memories and family stories to pass onto future generations. The seminar will give structure to writing our histories.

2 Monday sessions

April 27 & May 4, 6-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $30





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