The Walker Percy Center’s Loyola Writing Institute will offer four eight-week writing courses open to the public, starting in March.

“Platitudes of Truth: Writing Creative Nonfiction,” taught by Peyton Burgess, will be offered Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting March 4.

“Writing Well-Crafted Fiction,” taught by Stephen Rea, will be held Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on March 5.

“Writing Your Life: Memoirs and Family Histories,” taught by Patricia Brady, will be offered Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m., starting on March 6.

“Poetry Manuscript: Editing & Conceptualizing,” taught by Joseph Makkos, will be offered on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m., starting March 10.

Classes will be held on the Loyola campus, Bobet Hall, Room 341. The fee is $250 per course.

Classes are open to adults 21 and older, and are not for Loyola credit.

For more information call (504) 931-9902 or go to