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Loeb School Offers Free Spring Classes


MANCHESTER _ Registration is open for spring classes at Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications for anyone interested in writing, news, traveling, public relations and eating.


The session, from March 15 to April 19, includes six weeks of Wednesday evening classes in Public Relations/Marketing, Travel Writing, Creative Writing, News Writing, Food Writing and Writing Memoirs. All are free of charge.

If you like to travel and write and possibly make some money along the way, the Travel Writing class is for you. Instructors Stacy Milbouer and Tom Long cover basics of travel writing, including pitches, ethics and publication. Class time: 5:30-7.

Stacy and Tom also teach Creative Writing. Whether you want to write a short story, the great American novel or just a better Facebook post, they will help with the skills and confidence to express yourself in words. Class time: 7-8:30.

Our revamped Public Relations/Marketing class looks at the new approach to public relations. Instructors Jayme and Laura Simoes of Louis Karno & Co. Communications cover new ideas and ethics of PR, how to write effectively, PR tactics, media relations, crisis communications and PR in new media. Guest speakers will share insights. Class time: 7-8:30.

In Writing Memoirs, TV producer and writer Carolyn Choate offers ways to write about an aspect of your life worth sharing. Award-winning author Dan Szczesny will join Carolyn to offer his insight. Dan is the 2016 winner of the NH Literary Award in Non-Fiction for his memoir, The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains, and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth. Students must bring their own laptop. Class time: 5:30-7.

Carolyn also teaches Food Writing, a fun and informative class that could lead to tasty freelance opportunities. Guest speakers will include veteran food editor and photographer Susan Laughlin, whose work has graced New Hampshire Magazine for more than 15 years, and Rosaly Bass, the proprietor and founder of New Hampshire’s oldest certified organic farm in Peterborough. Class time: 7-8:30.

In News Writing, writer and UNH journalism lecturer Meg Heckman covers the basics of reporting and writing the news in a fast-paced, hands-on class. This class is appropriate for those interested in producing journalism, but also useful for anyone trying to make sense of the modern information ecosystem. Class time: 7-8:30.

Register at www.loebschool.org or by calling 627-0005.