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UA Little Rock Downtown offers first for-credit courses

UA Little Rock Downtown

UA Little Rock Downtown has reached another milestone with the addition of the center’s first for-credit class offerings for the fall 2019 semester. 

Aspiring writers should flock to UA Little Rock Downtown, located at 333 President Clinton Ave., which will offer two three-credit courses from the Department of Rhetoric and Writing this fall. 

Prof. Barbara L’eplattenier will teach Grant Writing from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Aug. 19. Students will learn about every stage of the grant-writing process, discover the resources available in the philanthropic community in Little Rock, and complete at least one grant application before the end of the class. The class focuses on non-profit grant writing.

“Students in my grant-writing classes have raised $535,519 for non-profits in local communities over the past 17 years,” L’eplattenier said. “Alumni of the class have continued on to successful grant writing careers, both as grant writers and grant managers. People of all experience levels have taken this class.”

On Tuesdays, Greg Graham, professor and director of the Little Rock Writing Project, will offer a Memoir class from 6-8:40 p.m. from Sept. 10 to Nov. 5. This course introduces students to the study and practice of memoir as a genre with an emphasis on narrative structures, techniques, and research methods appropriate to extended nonfiction.

“Students will join a community of writers at UA Little Rock Downtown on nine Tuesday nights and receive coaching from a professor who will engage with your story and respond according to your level of experience,” Graham said. “We’ll read published memoirs, and we’ll read about the memoir-writing process, but mostly we’ll write and respond to one another’s writing.”