Livermore Adult Community Education

Creative Writing

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For writers and would-be writers of any genre

--poetry, memoir and other works of nonfiction, short story, and novel--


A supportive yet challenging course to help writers at all levels improve their creative writing, whether prose or poetry. Learn to express your thoughts and emotions through creative writing as a process. Discover, explore, and practice various elements of writing, depending upon student interest and need, such as audience, purpose, theme, unity, structure, point of view, elements of style, voice, and tone. Lively class discussions of works-in-progress will give participants feedback on their own creative writing.



Classes meet Tuesdays from 12:30 - 2:30

Fee $125


Fall Session: 10/2/18 - 12/11/18

Winter Session: 1/22/19 - 3/26/19

Spring Session: 4/2/19 - 6/25/19



Register for Creative Writing classes online


Register in person at Livermore Adult Education

1401 Almond Ave

Livermore CA 94550



Welcoming Our New Creative Writing Instructor

Marilyn J. Dykstra has an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa. Her genres were narration and drama; her languages were Spanish and French, and her time period was 20 th Century.  She has taught English at the University of New Mexico, Savannah State University, and Chabot Community College.  She is currently writing nature poetry, some of which has been published in our local Sycamore Grove Valley Wilds newsletter.  Her other interest is translating poems written by female Latin American writers, such as Chilean poet, Gabriela Mistral, and Brazilian poet, Gilka Machado.


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