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Hudson Valley Community College Offers Classes For Budding Writers, Children's Authors

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Interested in learning what it takes to be a published author? Local author Pauline Bartel will offer two classes this fall on how to break into the writing business. The classes are offered through Hudson Valley Community College's Office of Community Education.

"Writing and Selling Story Books for Kids" will be offered Wednesday evenings from October 31 through December 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. "How to Write and Sell Your Book" will meet Thursday evenings from November 1 through December 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Bartel is the owner of Bartel Communications, a company specializing in writing and editing, public relations and marketing, training and professional development, commercial writing and publishing in the magazine and book fields. She is the author of seven books including her latest release, "Spellcasters: Witches and Witchcraft in History, Folklore, and Popular Culture."

A $98 fee will be charged for each course.

For more information, call the Office of Community Education at 629-7339.

Bartel will be at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, October 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., to discuss the writing and publishing of "Spellcasters."

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.