Carmela has taught writing classes for both children and adults since 1998. (She also occasionally teaches courses in Children's Literature and Adolescent Literature.) See below for a listing of classes for adults. For children's classes, see the right-hand sidebar.
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One-day workshop: Turning Life into Fiction
This one-day workshop will introduce you to techniques for creating fiction based on your own life events, or those of others. Learn how to mine your past for story ideas and details that will bring your fiction to life. Find out how to create composite characters from real people and turn anecdotes into stories that have a beginning, middle, and end.
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
9 a.m.—3 p.m.
Please bring a sack lunch.
Course code HUMNT-0002-003.
To register online, click the College of DuPage link below. Please register at least TWO weeks before the class start date.
College of DuPage is located at:
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
For Continuing Education information, call (630) 942-2208.
Watch this space for updates when new classes for adults are scheduled, or, to receive updates via email, sign up for Carmela's e-newsletter in the right sidebar.
Mayslake Peabody Estate is located at:
1717 W. 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
To register for the class, call Mayslake at (630) 206-9566.
For information about the Mayslake Peabody Estate, click the following link. You can also register online--see the link below.
"Carmela's class was outstanding. I have a list of revisions to make from all that I learned. If you ever have a chance to take any of her classes I can assure your money and time will be well spent.”
"I would like to sing the praises of Carmela Martino, teacher extraordinaire. . . . Attendees at all experience levels got valuable ideas and insights from the exercises she shared, as well as the experiences she described in working through the writing of Rosa, Sola.”
"I just wanted to celebrate Carmela Martino. . . . The exercises she offered were extremely helpful. Her emotions poured out as she described the writing process she went through with her novel Rosa, Sola. Thank you, Carmela, for inspiring me to dig deep into my soul to write compelling (let's hope) children's literature.”
Oak Park, IL
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