Present Tense Books in Batavia will offer four new creative writing courses during the winter semester, beginning at the end of this month.
Writing Memoir & Autobiography
Constructing Your Novel
The Art of the Short Story
Classes are held Saturdays at the bookstore, located at 101 Washington Ave. The morning class runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The afternoon class runs from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Two five-week sessions of instruction will be offered:
Session I: Jan. 28 – Feb. 25
Session II: March 3 – 31
The fee for each course is $89 and includes individual conferences with the instructor, retired literature professor and regional novelist Bob Comenole.
The workshops are scheduled based on demand — that is, the first class to fill up will be the first taught, and so on. Participants will have the opportunity to express their preferences for which class time and which sessions they desire.
To register, please visit the registration site by clicking here:
Classes are limited to only 12 students, so sign up today!
They are designed for both beginning writers who wish to learn fundamental techniques and seasoned writers wishing to acquire more advanced skills; there are no prerequisites.
About the instructor: For more than 20 years Bob Comenole has taught writing, literature and communications at several colleges, including Miami University, Siena College, the State University of New York and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of "Bushel & Lamp" and the novella "The Long Night of Clement C. Craggogre" and has just completed work on a collection of short stories, "Perplexed by the Egg & Other Stories," as well as a collection of essays. He was also the producer of the children’s television series, StoryBrook.
To view what past students have said about the writing workshops,
For a description of each course, visit:
Call or visit the store for further details on the workshops or to sign up. Phone is 815-7640.