Title: Creating a Podcast

Instructor: Bruce Graml

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $38; Non-Members: $42

Course Description: (3-day class, 1 hr) Do you want to have your voice heard? In this course you will learn what a concept based podcast is and how to create one. Then we will go through hands on exercises to create an actual show working with the free tools to get you started. The goal is for you to walk away from this course knowing how to create your own podcast. Some of the areas we will cover include:
- Developing a concept for your podcast and the narrative assets to bring it to life
- Creating a podcast on an internet platform
- Finding interesting guests who fit your concept and how to reach out to them
- Structuring a show to maximize listen throughs
- Hosting a show from introduction through close
- Attracting listeners
- Recruiting sponsors
- Uploading audio clips
- Editing shows
- Sharing shows with broadcast radio affiliates and other distribution outlets
We will use an actual podcast, called “A Kind Voice Radio” which produced 700+ shows over 6 years as an example. Then go thru how to use a specific podcasting platform called “Blog Talk Radio” and an audio editing tool called Audacity, both of which have free versions.

Title: Ernest Hemingway- His Life and His Short Stories

Instructor: Bradley Hull

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $5; Non-Members: $10

Course Description: (1-day class, 1.25 hrs) The intertwining of the original macho man's life of action and his courting of death with many of his short stories and The Old Man and The Sea. A discussion driven course relying upon close, insightful reading and class participation. (Most readings-15-20 pages per class). Part 1 will discuss stories related to childhood, adolescence/young adulthood, WWI, and homecoming and The Lost Generation.  Required reading prior to first day of class: "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," and "A Day's Wait."

Title: John Steinbeck- 20th Century American Literature

Instructor: Bradley Hull

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $5; Non-Members: $10

Course Description: (1-day class, 1.25 hrs) John Steinbeck, one of the giants of 20th century American literature, was the champion of the common, working man, advocate for social change and celebrator of the Salinas Valley- selected short stories from The Long Valley and the novella, Of Mice and Men.

Title: Poetry- Yes, Poetry!

Instructor: Bradley Hull

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $5; Non-Members: $10

Course Description: (1-day class, 1.25 hrs) Poetry is undoubtedly the poorest selling genre tucked away in a cubbyhole in book stores, yet poetry has more to say to us than our popular pulp fiction. How is Hemingway selling? This class will focus upon clear approaches to poems that are readable, fathomable and enjoyable from Poe's "The Bells" to Simon's "Sounds of Silence."

Title: Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB)

Instructor: Ann Rowe

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $50; Non-Members: $55

Course Description: (6-day class, 1.5 hrs) Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an educational training committed to utilizing the experience of emotion as a path for developing the happiness of being for ourselves and in relationship to others. By integrating the wisdom traditions of modern psychology, current emotion research, and contemplative practices, CEB provides a secular platform for transformation. Participants will learn how to: Understand the science of emotions; Recognize and work with emotional triggers; Identify sources of meaning in life; Deepen awareness, stable attention, and relaxation; and Increase compassion for self and others.

Title: Memory Matters- Train Your Brain

Instructor: Rena Yudkowsky

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $18; Non-Members: $23

Course Description: (1-day class, 1-hr) In this webinar, you will learn: 1. What are the best exercises to do for different parts of the brain? 2. 3 great brain exercise for thinking out of the box.  3. Experience a fun interactive brain exercise.