My NWFSC Classes in Crestview & Niceville

The Northwest Florida State College class schedule has been released. I’ll be teaching five classes this next semester on two campuses. Click here for information on registering.

Niceville Campus

Elements of Story I on Thursdays from Sept. 21 to Oct. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in bldg. 330, room 210. Class costs $40. CRN#: 10709

In this beginning story writing class, students will learn the basics of creative writing. From the initial who, what, when and where questions, students will craft their own tale, polish it and be empowered to continue writing stories on their own. Please bring laptop or tablet to class. 


Business of Creativity on Thursdays from Sept. 21 to Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m. in bldg. 330, room 210. Class costs $50. CRN#: 10708

You have created your masterpiece, but now what? Creative souls oft en struggle with the business side of managing their art. Designed for writers, musicians, artists and anyone working to bring their vision to the world, students in this class will learn about branding, social media, Google tools, business cards, record keeping, guerrilla marketing, press releases, professional set up and more. Please bring laptop or tablet to class.


Elements of Story II on Thursdays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in bldg. 330, room 210. Class costs $50. CRN#: 10710

A follow-up to Elements of Story I, this advanced class is a more in depth study of the short story. Students will dissect the story created in Elements I into the various parts using different forms of writing, including poetry, screenplay, nanofiction and timelines. Please bring laptop or tablet to class.


Crestview Campus

Creative Exercise: Writing with Prompts on Fridays from Sept. 22 to Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in bldg. 60, room 304. Class costs $50. CRN#: 10677

Exercise your creative muscles every week as we explore writing with prompts. Each week a new prompt will challenge your literary skills. Stories from the class will then be presented in an open mic format. Spoken word and performance skills will also be part of the class, to help you learn to present your work in a dynamic and effective manner.


Writing as Therapy on Fridays from Sept. 22 to Oct. 27 from from 1-3 p.m. in bldg. 60, room 304. Class costs $50. CRN#: 10720

The written word is a powerful tool for change, and the most powerful changes occur first in ourselves. Writing as Therapy explores our ability to use words to change our lives, deal with anger and find the positive aspects in any situation. Please bring laptop or tablet to class.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

A former news journalist, Angela Yuriko Smith retired to write fiction. Her prose and poetry have been published in several print and online publications. She has nearly 20 books which include dark and speculative fiction for YA and adults, books for children and two collections of poetry. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” has been nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. When not writing, she teaches creative writing at Northwest Florida State College.
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