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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In-Person
Starting at $695.00
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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Aatif Rashid
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Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom , UCLA
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 January 27, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jan 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jan 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Feb 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Thu Feb 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Thu Feb 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Thu Feb 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Thu Mar 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Thu Mar 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Thu Mar 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116

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