Light The Scary Darkness

Dillies Pilevsky, English and history instructor

Powerful short stories about a part of life familiar to us all – feelings of being or wanting something different from our reality. Three authors explore the resulting questionable or objectionable behavior. Expand your horizons by examining the conflicts of the human condition. Stories are A Dark Brown Dog by Stephan Crane, The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield and Contest For Aaron Gold by Philip Roth. First story will be emailed. 3 SESSIONS
Tues, Oct 3-17, 10 am-noon
Freehold Campus
Fee and Code: $59, XHUML 098

Honoring And Pondering Indigenous People

Liz deBeer, MA, EdD, English & education instructor

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, a time to commemorate Native American culture. Most US calendars mark the second Monday in October Columbus Day to commemorate the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492. However, several cities and states have replaced this holiday with a counter-celebration of indigenous people. Read and discuss poems and short stories by celebrated Native American authors, including Louise Erdrich, Simon Ortiz, N. Scott Momaday, Duane Niatum as well as others. 2 SESSIONS
Thurs, Oct 5 & 12, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $39, XHUML 111

Stories We Carry – Creative Writing

Nancy Bryan, MFA Creative Writing, adjunct faculty, Brookdale

Everyone has difficult events in their life. These are often stories we carry inside. Join us to unearth your personal narrative, reframe it, and see your story through a different lens. Group sharing, support and encouragement for revelation, and in-class writing prompts to inspire and discover new perspective. Instructor Nancy Bryan presented the first ever Narrative Medicine conference at Brookdale. She believes storytelling promotes health and wellbeing. Writing poetry is her “narrative medicine” but with a master’s degree in creative writing she guides all aspiring writers to articulate and shape the stories they carry. Take control of your internal environment by writing your story – make the difficult event into art. 6 SESSIONS
Tues, Oct 3-Nov 7, 2-3:30 pm
Fee and Code: $125, XWRIT 080

Screenwriting I

Barry Putt, award winning writer

Learn the basics of screenwriting including story structure, character development, script formatting, and marketing approaches. Leave prepared to begin, or continue, writing a screenplay. Limited enrollment for individual attention.
Sat, Dec 2, 9:30 am-4 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XWRIT 023

Screenwriting II

Barry Putt, award winning writer

Advance your skills toward developing a feature length film script. Limited enrollment for individual attention.
Sat, Dec 9, 9:30 am-4 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XWRIT 024