Lifelong Learning at the U of U Presents New Classes in Park City


Lifelong Learning at the U of U returns to Park City with a wide range of classes for spring 2009. Conveniently located in and around Park City and Kimball Junction, these community-enrichment classes range from Conversational Spanish to Introduction to Digital Photography. Primarily scheduled during evenings and weekends, Lifelong Learning’s offerings in Park City make it easy to pick up a new skill or delve deeper into a fascinating subject.

            New this term, Self-Publish Your Book provides an intensive, focused introduction to the profitable area of entrepreneurial writing. Participants will learn how to avoid pitfalls, save money and self-publish and sell nonfiction, fiction, poetry and memoirs. Taught by David Trottier — author of The Screenwriter’s Bible and more than 100 nationally-published articles — this course will present innovative marketing and distribution techniques, as well as how to use various media as part of a promotional plan.

            Trottier will also teach 17 Ways to Make a Living as a Writer for residents of the Park City area. Having sold several screenplays and developed projects for The Walt Disney Company, York Entertainment and ABC, among others, Trottier will offer practical advice on how to be successful in the freelance market. This fast-paced course will demonstrate how to sell writing in 17 key areas — including DVD scripts, newsletters, syndicated columns, movies and TV, greeting cards, corporate publications and online markets — and will help participants find an agent, qualify for grants, write effective query letters and identify overlooked markets.

            Lifelong Learning classes in the Park City area begin on Feb. 5, 2009, with Conversational Italian I, and run through the beginning of April. For a complete list of classes, or to register, visit www.lifelong.utah.edu or call (801) 587-LIFE (5433).

Lifelong Learning at The University of Utah provides high-quality evening and weekend classes that challenge, inform, entertain and generally enhance the lives of adults through learning and social interaction.

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Continuing Education at the U enriches the lives of people of all ages in the greater community and beyond by providing extraordinary learning opportunities from the university.  The division encompasses nine programs: Academic Non-Credit, Lifelong Learning, Exam/Test Preparation, Professional Education, Technology Education, Youth Education, Distance Education, the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning and the English Language Institute. Founded in 1911, Continuing Education offers credit and non-credit courses that serve over 30,000 students annually from around the world.  Information about each of Continuing Ed’s programs can be found at www.continue.utah.edu.