Learn to use every day sources as starting points for stories
Complete in-class writing exercises to improve your writing craft
Get feedback on your works-in-progress from other writers
Experiment by writing in genres like fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and even songs
About this course:
The scariest part of writing is staring at that blank page! This workshop is for anyone who has wanted to write but doesn't know where to start or for writers who feel stuck and need a new form or jumping off point for unique story ideas. The course provides a safe, playful atmosphere to experiment with different resources for stories, such as life experiences, news articles, interviews, history, and mythology. A series of in-class exercises explore or introduce different writing forms—such as short stories, personal essay, plays, and even poems or songs—and generate a notebook filled with unique story ideas from which you craft several short pieces.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after March 01, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.