When Research Ends and Writing Begins


Learn how to capitalize on your tacit or learned knowledge in this course on using fact-based information in creative writing.

Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Identify subjects in which you have unique and comprehensive expertise
  • Complete long and short projects that experiment with incorporated knowledge
  • Draw upon fact-based information to enrich your creative works
  • Develop a plan for further development of works-in-progress

About this course:

Every writer is an expert in something—in fact, most of us know far more than we realize about the topics that inspire us. Whether it’s a criminal court case, the meat of your specialized day job, the history of violin-making in Prussia, the ins and outs of dental surgery, the subject of your master’s thesis, or simply the fine details of your own lived existence, fact-based material is the backbone of art. Everything we create and imagine draws upon the real world. By the end of the course, you have completed one short creative project and a longer work that incorporate your found or tacit knowledge, as well as a concrete plan for further development of the longer piece.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Alyx Dellamonica
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Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 27, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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