Off Site Classes

Off Site Classes


Writing classes at Tri-County Community College in 2016
To Register: Contact -Lisa Long 
Director of Community Outreach
(828) 835-4241

Creative Writing: Perhaps you want to write about your life for your family and leave a legacy for your grandchildren. Perhaps you have always had stories wandering around in your brain and you want to write fiction. Perhaps you are a secret poet but not sure if what you are writing is actually poetry. Perhaps you write prose, creative non-fiction, poetry, articles, or anecdotes. Perhaps you aren’t sure what you like to write. 

We will answer your questions and help you discover your writing niche. We will use feedback from your classmates to help clean up any mistakes, to learn what an editor looks for and what he doesn’t want. We will write short pieces each week. Also included will be definition of literary terms and how to beware of scams in publishing. This class is for new or aspiring writers. 12 hrs.
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
March 1 - April 5
Fee: $35.00
Tri-County Community College in Murphy, NC


Publish Your Writing  
You have learned the writing craft and you are ready to submit your work for publication. Attend this workshop to get some of your questions answered from an experienced published writer. There will be an additional $5 fee for handouts. 3 hrs.

Saturday, May, 21,   10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fee: $25

To Register: Contact -Lisa Long 
Director of Community Outreach
(828) 835-4241
Tri-County Community College
Instructor: Glenda C. Beall


September 2016
Tuesdays, September 6 – October 11 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.     $35

Writing Your Life Stories for Your Family or for Publication
Our life stories are a precious legacy. Putting them in writing is a gift to all who know and love us—they can be treasured and enjoyed for generations to come. Facts bring us knowledge, but stories bring us wisdom.

If you are interested in writing family/personal life stories – those significant tales of adventure, transition, love, loss, and triumph, as well as the lovely everyday moments shared with loved ones from the past or the present, come learn specific tools and techniques to retrieve and record them. 

Students will write a short piece each week. This class is structured for intermediate or advanced students who have completed at least one writing class. 12 hrs.
Instructor: Glenda C. Beall, published author and poet, experienced teacher and blogger. Owner/Director of Writers Circle Studio, Clay County Representative for NCWN West. 

Reading by Glenda Beall - John C. Campbell Folk School - Thursday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.


2015 Appearances
Friday - September 11 - 7:00 p.m. Writers Night Out - Blairsville, GA - Union County Community Building  - Featured reader with Scott Owens

2014 - Appearances
April 4 - 5 - Blue Ridge Writers' Conference, Blue Ridge Georgia 
    Smart Self-Publishing – Are You Ready? Pre-marketing a book begins with manuscript preparation. Learn the crucial steps necessary to get a book ready for readers.
      Build Your Brand Now: Don’t wait for readers to find you.  Build a market strategy to tell them who you are and what you write.