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NRCC to offer creative writing course

Dec 14 2018

For anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a writer, New River Community College has the perfect opportunity to get started.

NRCC will offer a Creative Writing class during the spring 2019 semester.  The course, “ENG 211: Creative Writing I,” is taught by Professor Megan Doney, who is herself a published author.  Doney has first-hand experience with not only the study of creative writing but also the process of publication.  She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. Her work has been recognized in the Valley Voices competition, and she has an essay in the forthcoming anthology “If I Don't Make It, I Love You.”  She was a semifinalist in the Kore Press Memoir Contest in 2017 judged by Cheryl Strayed.

Whether individuals are looking to expand a hobby or begin a career, this workshop style course can provide students with all the knowledge and experience to get started in the creative writing field and improve writing skills.

The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively, and students will write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama and essays.

The three credit course meets once weekly on Wednesday nights starting January 23, 2019, at NRCC’s NRV mall site in Christiansburg from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.  Depending on the institution, this course many transfer as an elective or an equivalent.  

For more information about this course, contact Doney at mdoney@nr.edu or (540) 674-3600, ext. 4257. To enroll online, visit https://www.nr.edu/admissions/register.php.

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

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