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Hitchcock’s Lessons of Suspense: A Class for Writers and Photographers

Both writers and photographers can sharpen their storytelling skills by building tension and suspense. And who better to learn from than master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock? Students will analyze clips from Hitchcock’s noir classics, dissect his techniques, then apply these lessons…

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: Cynthia Hartwig

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Start Date: 4/1/2015 – 6:00 PM

Master Class: Mind the Gap

Poetry has been called the most condensed form of verbal expression. This course will consider the role – or perhaps the power – of what’s left out of a poem. Poets all deal with the question of how to stop…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Rae Armantrout

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Start Date: 4/3/2015 – 1:00 PM
This class is full

To “I” or Not To “I”

Does the poem in first person necessarily lean toward memoir and, conversely, does the poem without an acknowledged speaker necessarily lean toward fairy tale? Can assumptions inherent in a poem’s perspective be useful to the poet? These are some of…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: J.W. Marshall

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Start Date: 4/6/2015 – 7:00 PM

Advanced Fiction Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to make you a better writer by developing your critical eye and your command of the fiction craft. Through a combination of workshop, critique, and close readings of the best contemporary short stories, we’ll…

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: Peter Mountford

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Start Date: 4/7/2015 – 5:00 PM
3 seats available

Asking the Right Questions I: Generating Writing

All great memoirs ask difficult questions. In this class, we’ll generate new material based on a process of inquiry that lets your subconscious do the heavy lifting. We’ll learn how to keep your questions alive as you write – as…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Suzanne Morrison

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Start Date: 4/11/2015 – 1:00 PM
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Holding Up a Mirror: Writing Contemporary Issues

Featuring ten instructors teaching classes on ways to write thoughtfully about race, background, class, orientation, and more—of your own perspective and the perspective of others. Self-Critique/Self-Incrimination with David Schmader “To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to…

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: Various

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Start Date: 4/11/2015 – 10:00 AM

Asking the Right Questions II: Editing

This class is designed to delve deep into the questions that can guide the editing process. The best memoirs explore very specific questions that obsess the writer. Discovering the questions within your personal obsessions and learning how to keep them…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Suzanne Morrison

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Start Date: 4/12/2015 – 1:00 PM
2 seats available

Master Workshop in Poetry

The aim of this poetry workshop will be to help the students, regardless of age or previous experience, work toward writing the best poems they can write. The instructor will offer examples from poetry of the past and present and…

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: David Wagoner

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Start Date: 4/12/2015 – 10:00 AM
1 seats available

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