MANCHESTER — Fall classes in photojournalism and various specialities of writing begin this week at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications.

Registration is still open for the free six-week courses, which are held Wednesday evenings from Sept. 11 through Oct. 16.

Courses for the upcoming session include news writing, photojournalism, memoir writing, food writing and creative writing.

Veteran Union Leader reporter and columnist Mark Hayward, the New Hampshire Press Association’s columnist of the year, is teaching “News Writing: Real, Not Fake.” Hayward will cover a range of newsroom essentials including quickly and accurately researching material, breaking news and writing on a variety of topics including government and courts. The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Photojournalism will be taught by Geoff Forester, photo editor of the Concord Monitor and the New Hampshire Press Association’s photographer of the year. Forester will help students identify and use the elements of good feature and news photography, telling a story through photos and producing a photo essay. The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Television producer and writer Carolyn Choate is teaching a course on writing memoirs. Choate will offer insight on how to write your own story, creating a portrait through memories and experiences. The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Choate will also teach a class on food writing, which runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Stacy Milbouer and husband Tom Long will be teaching a course in creative writing, whether it’s for a short story, a novel or enhancing social media posts through words. The class time is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The school is also offering one-day workshops this month, including “Smartphones - Smart Photos,” which runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 14. The “Social Media for Business: Beyond the Basics” workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 20. Registration for each workshop is $60 and includes lunch.

Those interested can register at or by calling 627-0005.