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Lifelong Learning - University of Utah

University of Utah Annex Building
1901 E South Campus Drive
SLC, UT 84112

Creative Writing I (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
Jan. 23rd - Feb. 27th
, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.


LTUELTUE - Life the Universe and Everything
Thurs. Feb. 15 — Sat. Feb. 17th

The Provo Marriott
101 W 100 N
Provo, UT 84601
(801) 377-4700


Thursday February 15


4:00-4:45 p.m.— Arches Room

WITH: Mette Ivie Harrison, Sarah Hoyt, Johnny Worthen (M), Bob Defendi

What sets crime fiction apart from other genres? Can themes from this type of fiction be explored in other genres?


Friday Febraury 16


2:00-2:45 p.m. — Bryce Room

WITH: Johnny Worthen, Heather Frost, Brandon Mull, Ginny Smith (M)

How do write the opposite gender?



5:00-5:45 p.m. — Arches Room

WITH: Peter Orullian, Larry Correia (M), Ginny Smith, Johnny Worthen, Matthew Kirby

Mystery is a fun genre in itself, but you can add an element of mystery to any type of novel. Learn how to spice up your story and add depth, by adding a little mystery.



7:00 - 9:00 p.m. — Ballroom


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

University of Utah Annex Building
1901 E South Campus Drive
SLC, UT 84112

Creative Writing II (LLWRC 825)

Monday Nights (6 sessions)
March 19th - April 23rd
, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

LLWRC825Creative Writing II (LLWRC 825) Taught in a workshop format, this course will get your creative juices flowing as we expand on topics covered in Creative Writing: voice, tone, point of view and use of tense along with journeying into literary elements such as metaphor and simile, symbolism, structure, and others. This class is a fun way to build and develop the skills in an encouraging and supportive environment. Come prepared to read, write, and talk. This course is designed and required to be taken following Creative Writing (LLWRC 780).


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

University of Utah Annex Building
1901 E South Campus Drive
SLC, UT 84112

Creative Writing Bootcamp
(LLWRC 842)

Saturdays (2 sessions)
March 24th & 31st
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842) Have you always wanted to write creatively but never had the chance to start? Or is your writer-self blocked and unable to finish anything? In Creative Writing Bootcamp, we'll launch into a series of generative exercises designed to give you plenty of material for your own stories. In between exercises, we'll share our work in an open and joyous environment, discuss craft, and explore how to incorporate writing into daily life. You'll leave class with a series of flash fictions ready to be polished or expanded in your writing practice.


League of Utah Writers Spring ConferenceLUW
— Saturday April 14, 2018

Salt Lake Community College
Taylorsville Campus

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123




Teen Author Bootcamp
— Saturday April 14, 2018

Utah Valley Convenion Center
220 Center St.
Provo, UT 84601


Presentation: A Novel in 90 Days

CASCADE AB — 1:00-1:45 p.m.

CASCADE D — 3:45-4:30 p.m.



Pike's Peak Writers Conference
—April 26-29, 2018

Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919
(719) 260-1800


Prequel: Magick: A Seminar of the Occult

Prequel: Techniques of the Advanced Novelist (with Aaron Michael Ritchey)

Presentation: Writing Young Adult

Presentation: Writing to Theme


QuillsLeague of Utah Writers Quills Conference
—August 24 -25, 2018


Prequel day August 23rd for special Workshops


KEYNOTE: Tim Dorsey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








American Fork Mini-Conference (Library Event)
— Saturday September 22, 2018

Presentation: Character Development Before the Fact; Hit the Ground Running

Panel with: Karl Beckstrand, Stanalei Fletcher, Jo Ann Schneider, Robin King, Johnny Worthen, Judy Baker, Mary Martinez and George McEwan

Book Signing