Finding Your Voice

WRITING X 402

Explore the basics of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in this introductory course for beginning writers searching for their unique voice.

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Remote
Starting at $475.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0

What you can learn.

  • Read and write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in short writing assignments each week
  • Learn essential craft elements like description, character, and dialogue
  • Work toward completing a short story, essay, or poem draft to present in the final class meeting

About this course:

You've lived, listened, seen, had a childhood--there's your raw material. Now it's a question of channeling and shaping that experience with the tools of literary craft. In this beginner's course, you explore the basics of the three major genres--fiction, nonfiction, and poetry--reading and practicing within those areas of expression to help you find the modes that best fit your story and your voice. Each week you turn in short writing assignments that help you get your feet wet with craft aspects like description, character, dialogue, etc. These assignments culminate in a finished short story, essay, or poem that you present on the last day of class to a supportive workshop.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Rachel Kann
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Fee:
$475.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Nov 1, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 15, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Nov 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Dec 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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