Introduction to Creative Writing
Perfect for students new to creative writing, this course introduces you to various forms of writing in small, supportive workshop groups.
What you can learn.
- Meet guest speakers from storytelling, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting backgrounds
- Learn how to critically and supportively critique other writers' work
- Try your hand at writing different kinds of work to see what you like best
- Meet other aspiring writers and begin to form your own creative community
About this course:This six-week course is perfect for anyone just getting started on their path to being a writer. Students work in small breakout sessions with experienced writers and teachers, then attend a lecture by various guest speakers with expertise in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or screenwriting. Short assignments are workshopped in the weekly breakout sessions. The goal of the course is to expose new writers to a variety of types of writing while getting their creative juices flowing. At the end of the quarter, students feel more confident about their skills and are prepared for further study of writing.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Enrollment limited to 12 students.
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.