Setting and Description

WRITING X 462.2

Focus on the critical skills of setting and description in this reading- and exercise-based workshop designed to improve your technique in fiction and nonfiction

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn how setting and description can support larger themes and ideas in your work
  • Practice giving attention to details that help you craft a rich and vivid world
  • Read and discuss examples of effective, evocative writing
  • Complete exercises that help you master descriptive writing techniques

About this course:

Setting and description are foundational to a story and can support larger themes well—if done thoughtfully with fresh and vivid language, attention to detail, implication, and perspective. They can, in effect, give one's characters a home or space to work within, as well as open up possibilities for deepening and expanding the scope of any story. In this reading and exercise-based class, we explore and practice descriptive writing and its power in establishing setting and mood while enlivening action and supporting symbolic relationships in fiction and creative nonfiction. Each week, we read sample fiction and creative nonfiction to identify how the content is influenced by the description of setting, action, events, and objects. By the end of class, you have improved skills in writing descriptively to enrich and enliven your work.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Aatif Rashid
377511
Fee:
$665.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 28, 2021
Course Requirements
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Discussion
Thu Jan 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jan 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jan 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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