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UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) will present 10 courses this fall for community writers including a new course on the craft of humor, and classes in “short shorts” or flash fiction, poetry, memoir, fiction, children’s book craft, and master classes with poet Kenneth Chamlee, novelist Tommy Hays and editor Elizabeth Lutyens.

The GSWP features some of Western North Carolina’s finest authors, and the courses – ranging from 10 to 15 weeks and designed for writers of different levels of experience – will be offered in community locations in Asheville and Hendersonville.

“Who writes short shorts?”: A Writing Workshop with Scott Branson – Class meets for 10 weeks on Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., location TBA, beginning Sept. 17.

Poetry Master Class with Kenneth Chamlee — Class meets for 10 weeks on Mondays, 2-4:30 p.m., at UNC Asheville’s Kellogg Center, 1181 Broyles, Rd., Hendersonville, beginning Sept. 16. Enrollment is limited to 12, and admission is by permission from Tommy Hays (thays@unca.edu) or Ken Chamlee (chamlee_k@brevard.edu).

Where We Come From – Exploring Personal and Family History: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Audra Coleman – Class meets for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N. Market St., Asheville, beginning Sept. 18.

The Poem’s Architecture: A Poetry Workshop with Luke Hankins – “Class meets for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at Hanger Hall, 64 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville, beginning Sept. 18.

Forty Pages: A Fiction Workshop with Vicki Lane — Class meets for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Road, Asheville, beginning Sept. 19.

Beyond the Sneeze – Writing Humor that Matters: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Jennifer McGaha – Class meets for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at RiverLink, 170 Lyman St., Asheville, beginning Sept. 19.

Heart of the Story: Writing for Children and Young Adults Fiction Workshop with Joy Neaves and Amy Reed — Class meets for 10 weeks on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. at RiverLink, 170 Lyman St., Asheville, beginning Sept. 16.

Poetry and Place: A Workshop with Eric Nelson – “Class meets for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m at Hanger Hall, 64 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville, beginning Sept. 19.

Keeping Ourselves Company: A Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays – This 15-week class meets Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 28, at RiverLink, 170 Lyman St., Asheville. Admission is by permission from Tommy Hays (thays@unca.edu).

Prose Master Class with Elizabeth Lutyens – This 15-week class meets Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Road, Asheville, beginning Aug. 27. Admission to the Prose Master Class is by permission from Tommy Hays (thays@unca.edu) or Elizabeth Lutyens (elutyens@gmail.com).

The Great Smokies Writing Program is committed to providing the community with affordable university-level classes taught by professional writers. To ensure that students receive individual attention from the instructor, enrollment is limited.

For those who qualify for in-state tuition, 10-week courses cost $314.12; 15-week courses cost $471.18. The costs are higher for out-of-state residents.

Online registration is now available for GSWP courses; students who have already taken a course in 2019 should look for the “current student registration form” link to avoid the application fee for new students.

For more details on the classes and the professors teaching or to register online, visit unca.edu/gswp.

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