Spring 2023

Section 5876 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jan 20 - May 26 2023
Class focuses on fiction, memoir and poetry. All genres of creative writing. Class begins with a brief lesson on an aspect of writing craft, followed by (optional) sharing of works in progress for helpful feedback. Occasional in-class writing exercises. Constant comradery and encouragement.

Section 6019 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jan 18 - May 24 2023
Class focuses on writing during class. Open to all genres of creative writing including fiction, memoir, and poetry. Instructor provides a variety of writing prompts that bust through writer’s block and stimulate the imagination.

Section 6387 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jan 18 - May 24 2023
Class focuses on fiction, memoir and poetry. All genres of creative writing. Class begins with a brief lesson on an aspect of writing craft, followed by (optional) sharing of works in progress for helpful feedback. Occasional in-class writing exercises. Constant comradery and encouragement.

Section 7273 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jan 18 - May 24 2023
Class focuses on fiction, memoir and poetry. All genres of creative writing. Class begins with a brief lesson on an aspect of writing craft, followed by (optional) sharing of works in progress for helpful feedback. Occasional in-class writing exercises. Constant comradery and encouragement.

Fall 2022

Section 0705 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Aug 17 - Dec 14 2022
Class focuses on fiction, memoir and poetry. All genres of creative writing. Class begins with a brief lesson on an aspect of writing craft, followed by (optional) sharing of works in progress for helpful feedback. Occasional in-class writing exercises. Constant comradery and encouragement.

Section 1260 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Aug 17 - Sep 28 2022
Class focuses on creative writing with prompts.

Section 2185 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Aug 19 - Dec 16 2022
Class focuses on fiction, memoir and poetry. All genres of creative writing. Class begins with a brief lesson on an aspect of writing craft, followed by (optional) sharing of works in progress for helpful feedback. Occasional in-class writing exercises. Constant comradery and encouragement. Note: Class will not meet Friday 11/4, instead class will meet on Monday 11/7.

Summer 2022

Section 8597 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jun 17 - Aug 05 2022
Class focuses on creative writing.

Section 8862 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jun 15 - Jul 13 2022
Class focuses on creative writing.

No office hours

MFA in Writing, University of San Francisco,

BA in Humanities, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA.

 

 

I'm a writer, editor, instructor, and media maker. I've been an Adjunct Instructor for Santa Rosa Junior College's Older Adults Program since 2017. My classes are lively and fun, with an emphasis on positive interactions, learning writing craft, and generating new work.

Recent projects include: coaching and editing for a memoir writer, websites for Chlele Gummer and Poetic License Sonoma, audio editing for C.C. Hart’s Weird Sister podcast, video editing for Tango Mercurio, and book layout for a children’s picture book and a book of poetry. 

In addition to writing, teaching, and providing editing services, I’ve produced marketing materials for corporate, non-profit and individual clients, and written radio and web stories. I’ve also created videos, edited photos; set up WordPress/blogs and created social media campaigns.

I was a Video Editor and Production Manager, at Bravura Films, San Francisco for 15 years, before my husband and I moved to the country and painted our mailbox blue. Bravura Films specialized in corporate marketing videos. I edited video using Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Photoshop; assisted with pre-production planning and scripting; hired crew and talent; tracked budgets and paperwork and supervised post-production. Clients included San Francisco Ballet, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and Microsoft Corp.

See www.sdennick.com for writing samples and more info.

Professional Involvement and Community Service

SCBWI Sonoma county coordinator