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Baddour to teach creative writing at Wayne Community College

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 7, 2014 1:46 PM

A former humanities professor at Wayne Community College will return to campus to teach a creative writing course this spring.

Now retired, Margaret Boothe Baddour, will lead the workshop-style continuing education class that starts later this month. The workshop-style course will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 28-March 18 in Room 104 of the Walnut Building, and then again March 25-May 13.

Mrs. Baddour, leader of the Goldsboro Writers Group, has taught creative writing to all ages across the state for the past 35 years. She has also served as president of the N.C. Poetry Society and the N.C. Writers Network and chairman of the N.C. Writers Conference.

She is a published author of three poetry books as well as fiction and non-fiction works.

"'Show, don't tell' is our motto," Mrs. Baddour said. "Students will learn to be specific and to employ comparisons in their writing. We will use the five senses and action verbs to bring their writing to life. Constructive criticism is the discussion style, and those who already have finished drafts may adapt class exercises to their work. We'll have writing exercises and guided meditations in class as well as home writing assignments."

Students will also be introduced to writing opportunities and contacts in the state, with plans for the class to attend area readings and workshops.

Cost for this course is $35. Students may register and pay in advance at the Continuing Education Division's Customer Service Desk in the Walnut Building, by clicking on "Registration" at www.waynecc.edu/continuing-ed/, or at the first class session.

For more information, contact Lisa Newkirk at 919-739-6931 or ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu.