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Nackey S. Loeb School has free writing, photography classes

September 04. 2013 6:25PM

MANCHESTER — Free classes at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications this fall include three kinds of writing and a dose of photography for everyone from middle-schoolers to retirees.

The six-week session of Wednesday evening classes runs from Sept. 11 to Oct. 16 and includes feature writing, columns/blogging, editorial writing and photojournalism.

Feature writing helps those who want to write more colorful and engaging stories. Taught by Steve Billingham, a former editor at The Eagle-Tribune, this course delves into using detail and good quotes to bring stories alive. Students must bring their own laptop. The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Citizen journalists, letter writers and anyone who likes to share observations or opinions online or in newspaper columns are invited to columns/blogging, taught by Nashua Telegraph columnist and blogger Stacy Milbouer and former Boston Globe columnist Tom Long. Milbouer and Long pass along tips on writing personal essays, columns and blogs. This class is more about content than technology. Personal laptops are useful, but not required. The class is offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Marty Karlon, former Sunday editor and editorial board member at The Telegraph, teaches editorial writing. Thoughtful editorials that express informed opinions are essential in a democracy that depends on informed citizens. The class runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Taught by veteran photographer Geoff Forester, photojournalism helps students identify and use the elements of good feature and news photography. Through hands-on activities and assignments, students learn the skills of telling a story through photos and produce a photo essay. Students will need a digital SLR camera. The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All classes are free to students of all ages.

Register at or by calling 627-0005.

The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, Inc. admits students of any race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin to all of the rights, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program and other school administered programs.

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