MANCHESTER _ Classes at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications this fall include a dose of writing and photography for everyone from middle-schoolers to retirees.

The six-week session of Wednesday evening classes from Sept. 11 – Oct. 16 features Photojournalism, Photoshop Elements: Beyond the Basics, Writing Memoirs, Food Writing, News Writing: Real, not Fake and Creative Writing. All classes but Photoshop are free of charge.

Taught by veteran photographer and Concord Monitor photo editor Geoff Forester, Photojournalism helps students identify and use the elements of good feature and news photography. Students learn the skills of telling a story through photos and produce a photo essay. Students will need a digital SLR camera. Class time: 7-8:30 p.m.

In Photoshop Elements 12: Beyond the Basics, instructor Debi Rapson builds on students’ knowledge of basic Photoshop techniques to cover keyboard shortcuts and more advanced functions.  Class time: 5:30-7. Fee: $60.

In Writing Memoirs, TV producer and writer Carolyn Choate offers ways to write about an aspect of your life worth sharing. She gets some help from notable guest speakers. Class time: 7-8:30.

Carolyn also is teaching Food Writing, a great class for people who like to eat, cook. write and possibly make some money at the same time. Carolyn and foodie guests offer a fun and informative class that could lead to tasty freelance opportunities. Class time: 5:30-7.

Husband/wife team Stacy Milbouer and Tom Long offer Creative Writing. Whether you want to write a short story, the great American novel or just a better Facebook post, they will help with the skills and confidence to express yourself in words. Class time: 5:30-7.

Veteran NH Union Leader reporter and columnist Mark Hayward teaches News Writing: Real, Not Fake. Mark calls on his 26+ years of news writing experience to teach how to quickly and accurately research and write news stories on everything from breaking news to politics and government to courts.  Class time: 7-8:30.

Register here or call 627-0005.