Intro to Creative Writing


Intro to Creative Writing


Do you feel stuck or unable to start or continue writing? Does the blank page or screen taunt you? Don’t know where to begin? Then take this hands-on workshop to begin your writer’s journey and get out of that writing rut!

Breaking the Myths:
Always wanted to write but couldn’t find the time? Used to write at some point but stopped? Have written all along but haven’t been published? Through a series of writing exercises share your life experiences in written-form for others to read and enjoy.

Feel the Fear and Write It Anyway:
Understand what is behind writer’s block and how to get past it through prompts and exercises.

Writers are Voyeurs and Eavesdroppers:
The surprising places that one can get inspiration for creative writing.



In addition to the in-person meetings that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, this class will include pre-assignments and post-assignments as part of the 36-hour class.

You will be invited to join Google Classroom 2 weeks before class starts, which is the platform we use for our class. Check your spam folder, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive the invitation and later, your certificate. Your email has to be Google compatible, so it’s best to use gmail, outlook, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification to join Google Classroom, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

The pre-assignments will be posted on Google Classroom 2 weeks before class starts. Make sure you join Google Classroom early and complete the assignments BEFORE coming to class. It will take you approximately 9 hours to complete.

The post-assignments will be posted on Google Classroom on the weekend of class, and also consist of 9 hours. You must complete them in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to you, a few days after the official class end date. Class end date is 2 weeks after the in-person portion of the class, and after you have completed the follow-up assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during the registration process and we will email it to you as soon as you have successfully completed all assignments.



Attendance is mandatory Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.

$295 | **IN-PERSON** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Contact Information

Office of Continuing Education
161 Newkirk Street, Room E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4224