Loeb School offers fall classes
Friday, August 30, 2013
MANCHESTER – Free classes at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications this fall include three kinds of writing and a dose of photography for everyone from middle-schoolers to retirees.
The six-week session of Wednesday evening classes from Sept. 11-Oct. 16 includes Feature Writing, Columns/Blogging, Editorial Writing and Photojournalism.
Feature Writing helps those who want to write more colorful and engaging stories. Taught by Steve Billingham, a former editor at The Eagle-Tribune, this course delves into using detail and good quotes to bring stories alive. Students must bring their own laptop. The class is offered from 7-8:30 p.m.
Citizen journalists, letter writers and anyone who likes to share observations or opinions online or in newspaper columns are invited to Columns/Blogging, taught by Nashua Telegraph columnist and blogger, Stacy Milbouer, and former Boston Globe columnist, Tom Long. Milbouer and Long pass along tips on writing personal essays, columns and blogs. This class is more about content than technology. Personal laptops are useful, but not required. The class is offered from 5:30-7 p.m.
Marty Karlon, former Sunday editor and editorial board member at The Telegraph, teaches Editorial Writing. Thoughtful editorials that express informed opinions are essential in a democracy that depends on informed citizens. The class is offered 5:30-7 p.m.
Taught by veteran photographer, Geoff Forester, Photojournalism helps students identify and use the elements of good feature and news photography. Through hands-on activities and assignments, students learn the skills of telling a story through photos and produce a photo essay. Students will need a digital SLR camera. The class is offered from 7-8:30 p.m.
All classes are free of charge to students of all ages.
Register at www.loebschool.org or by calling 627-0005.