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Creative Writing and Literature

The Adult School offers courses in creative writing for those with a literary inclination. For students interested in writing and presentation skills for professionals, please take a look at our Writing Academy program where students can choose from a variety of classes offered in three different levels.


    Liberate your imagination by giving it a voice! Share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with others in this collaborative experience.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 1–3:30 p.m.
    Address: Greendell Rm P2

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $65*
    Instructor: Burt Liebert

    Experiment and Invent!

    Develop your unique ideas and discover new approaches to creative writing. Together we’ll explore what makes a compelling story, essay or poem through stimulating examples and playful writing exercises.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: September 12 to November 7
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 216

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Carrie Harper Hechtman