INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING I
Description: You have always wanted to start writing, whether it is a story, novel, essay, or a memoir. Here is your chance to get started! In this eight-week course, we will focus on the fundamentals of storytelling. We will read and discuss great stories and essays as models for character development, setting, plot, and point of view, as well as detail and description.
In-class prompts and exercises will help you establish a regular generative writing process. This class may be repeated.
INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING II
Description: You are comfortable with the fundamentals of creative writing—now is the time to up your game! In this course, we will review the basics of storytelling, as well as talk about issues like narrative distance, perspective, and voice, as well as developing your own style. We will also discuss revision techniques and story and essay submission.
Each student will have the opportunity for in-class critique as well as a group reading on the last day of class. This class may be repeated.
MONTHLY WRITING GROUP
Description: For more seasoned writers who are working on book-length manuscripts, please join our writing group. We will spend the first hour in a lecture that focuses either on writing life (such as writer’s block and protecting writing time) or on the publishing industry (such as how to query an agent and writing a book synopsis). In the second and third hours, we will write, and conclude with word counts and other achievements during our writing time.
We hope to build a writing community with this group and would love for you to join us. Acceptance is contingent on submitting a sample chapter and brief description of your work-in-progress.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information prior to registering.