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 $575.00
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, and with 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.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Aatif Rashid
372851
Fee:
$575.00
9 days left. Enroll by Apr 16, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited. Early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Please note: Due to adjustments made to Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 30, 2020
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 16, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 23, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jun 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jun 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jun 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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