VUJC offers literature, creative writing classes

JASPER — VUJC is offering two electives for the spring semester (Jan. 7 through May 9) that may interest community members who love to read and/or write. For literature lovers, Intro to Literature is an opportunity to read and discuss excerpts of the great reads, from the classics to modern works. LITR 100 will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. VUJC instructor is Theresa Singer.

For those who enjoy writing poems, short stories and magazine articles — or would like to learn how — then VUJC’s Intro to Creative Writing class is a way to express their creativity and improve their craft. The class is taught by Dr. Angie Mayfield, a published author, freelance writer and columnist for three magazines, as well as English professor and Department Chair of Humanities at VUJC. The class, ENGL 202, will meet every Tuesday between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Both are three-credit hour college courses, but tuition may be waived for retired senior citizens age 60 or older.

For more information, send an email to or to register for Intro to Literature or Intro to Creative Writing, stop by the VUJC Admissions Office by Friday, Jan. 4.

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