Gay Men's Writing Workshop: A Literary Approach to Writing About Gay Life


Explore gay men's experiences in a safe, encouraging workshop environment of peers as you craft compelling fiction and nonfiction.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Examine gay men’s lives in fiction and nonfiction
  • Explore milestones unique to gay experiences
  • Give and receive feedback in a safe, encouraging environment
  • Read works by published writers and learn what makes their craft so compelling

About this course:

This course is designed for students who want to examine gay men’s lives in fiction and nonfiction. Discussions will include basic milestones that have defined much of gay life, such as coming out, sex, partnership and the AIDS crisis. We will explore what messages writing about gay men’s lives brings to those outside our experience, as well as ways we can communicate across this divide. Students will read and discuss the best examples of gay fiction/nonfiction in order to integrate their qualities into our own work, striving to say something new and fresh in a very crowded and well-established field. By the end of the course, students will have written three works of fiction and nonfiction and completed a substantial revision of one of those pieces.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Trebor Healey
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a student advisor. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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