Creative Writing for the Theater – Register Now for Spring, 2015…

Creative Writing for the Theater

with Dave Champoux

ENG 227.01 / THE 227.01

3 “C” Credits

Monday/Wednesday – 9:30-10:45

You don’t have to be a Theater or Creative Writing student to take this course. You’ll LEARN Creative Writing. Just be open-minded and willing to try…

  • We’ll take you through all the steps of brainstorming and journaling to come up with ideas. You’ll learn to “think dramatically” through a variety of exercises and activities.
  • Write plays and monologues.
  • Write a script and shoot a short movie.
  • Learn skills and techniques applicable to almost any field.

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SUBMIT!

Hi Everyone: 2 things…
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1. SUBMISSIONS for Pulp City – HCC’s Literary Magazine

Now is the time!

Send your poems, stories, monologues, or whatever you have as a Word doc to this email – dchampoux@hcc.edu

Do it by next Wednesday, October 15th

Pulp City editors are making choices for the Fall, 2014 edition of the magazine.

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2. WRITING GROUP – tomorrow…

Wednesday, October 8
11am-12noon
Don-360
Everyone is welcome.

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Thanks for an awesome showing at last week’s Spoken Word event.

Best crowd we’ve ever had!!!

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SPOKEN WORD TOMORROW!

Spoken Word

Open Mic

Wed., October 1st – 11:00am

In FPA-111

(the Black Box Theater in the basement of FPA – formerly C-Building)

Come to listen,

Or come to read your work.

Poetry, Raps, Rants:

whatever you want to bring…

We’ll have… a competition – with prizes!

And… a non-competitive Open Mic where people can just read their work if they want to.

Sign up at the event (come early to make sure you get a spot).

More info? Contact Dave Champoux: dchampoux@hcc.edu

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CLUB FAIR!

Tomorrow, the Writing Group will have a table at the Club Fair.

Wednesday, September 17th
11am
HCC Courtyard
Come say “hi” – or even join us at the table. We’ll have a writing contest, some open mic performances, and some writing games.
Weather looks great for tomorrow.
See you there.

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SPOKEN WORD!!!!

HCC’s

Spoken Word

Open Mic

Wednesday, April 10

11am

FPA-111 (the Black Box theater)

Come to listen,

Or come to read your work.

Poetry, Raps, Rants:

whatever you want to bring…

 

We’ll have… a competition – judges will award gift certificates, fame, and glory!

 

And… a non-competitive Open Mic where people can just read their work if they want to.

 

Sign up at the event (come early to make sure you get a spot).

 

More info? Contact Dave Champoux: dchampoux@hcc.edu

 

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creative writing at hcc…

Do it all.

 

(Poems, Stories, Plays, Spoken Word)

 

Creative Writing

with Dave Champoux

English 217.75

Fall, 2013

 

Online and  in the classroom

We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:45.

The second class session each week will be online – sharing your work and checking out links, posts, forums, and more.

 

You don’t have to be a Creative Writing student to take this course. You’ll LEARN Creative Writing. Just be open-minded and willing to try… We’ll take you through all the steps of brainstorming and journaling through lots of exercises and activities.

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Trilogy Part 2:

I was sitting by the window staring out over the expanse of white. The snow continued to fall, covering everything in cold hues. Fear rose up into my throat at the thought of being stuck in the house. Spring couldn’t come fast enough.

Though the groundhog said it was six weeks away, I’m still hoping for the best. I wanted to swim again, and listen to the birds chirping outside my window. I wanted to walk outside barefoot as the grass tickled my toes.

I can’t. The fear in me keeps me safe. The danger I feel is real and I cannot get rid of it.

I know as the snow melts away, the tombstones will emerge silently up like fingers clawing for freedom. It will always be a grim reminder of that horrible day. I want to remember the beauty of spring, but it is forever spoiled to me.

It was that day in April, many years ago now, that the horrible fire brought down the house. My husband and my two boys went up in flames, and so did my life. That’s why I dread the melting snow, and the announcement of spring.

Sunny warm days are nightmares to me now. I would rather be cold all the rest of my days than have to live one more sunny spring day without the loving arms of my husband, and the thumping of my children’s feet down the hallway in the mornings, coming to wake me up with giggles and kisses.

Fin

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