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Writing Class: Start Writing Now

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2832 Royal Street

New Orleans, LA 70117

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WRITING CLASS: START WRITING NOW

Times: Mondays from September 18 - October 9, 7pm-9pm

Instructor: Jessica Kinnison

Location: The NOCCA Institute annex, 2832 Royal Street

Early bird tuition (by August 31): $130

Regular tuition (September 1 and later): $150

If you have a great story idea but don’t know where to begin, Start Writing Now will get you off on the right foot. Through structured writing exercises and analyzing master works, we’ll examine the key components of good creative writing. Whether you need some fixes for common plot problems or want to brush up on dialogue, these targeted classes will offer some of the tools to succeed at the craft of writing. This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn more about the mechanics of writing prose.

REQUIREMENTS

No previous experience is required. Enrollment is limited to adults age 18 and older.

NOTE

A minimum number of students must enroll in this class for it to "make". If fewer students enroll than are necessary, the class will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. If we have to cancel the class, we'll make every effort to notify students at least one week before the first class meeting.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Jessica Kinnison holds an MFA in fiction writing from Chatham University in Pittsburgh where she taught creative writing in the Allegheny County Jail, as part of the Words Without Walls program. Her stories have appeared in Juked, Pif Magazine, Fiction Southeast, and The Southern Humanities Review, among others. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her play “Baby” won the Southwest Theatre and Film Association’s Short Play Contest. Her nonfiction has been published widely over the last fifteen years. She is the Director of Programs at Project Lazarus, a transitional housing facility for individuals living with HIV/ AIDS located in New Orleans, LA. She teaches creative writing in the Project Lazarus Wellness University, a year-round education program integrating artistic expression with life and health skills. She is the founder of Dogfish Reading Series New Orleans.


WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

By registering for this class ("the Activity"), which is offered by The NOCCA Institute, you represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under, or through you, as follows:

1. You acknowledge that participating in the Activity involves certain risks (some of which you may not fully appreciate), and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to yourself or others. You accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, including any associated travel, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA, and/or its or their departments, trustees, affiliates, employees, officers, agents, or insurers ("Released Parties").

2. You waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known and unknown, which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. You release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims.

3. You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that you (or anyone claiming by, under, or through you) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties.

4. You have carefully read and reviewed this Waiver, Release, And Hold Harmless Agreement. You understand it fully, and you execute it voluntarily by registering for the Activity.

This class is hosted by The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA's nonprofit support and advocacy organization. Proceeds support an array of programs for NOCCA students, faculty, and the community.

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