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Six Keys to Nonfiction Prose

Six weeks, six keys. Each week, we’ll explore one essential element of creative nonfiction: story arc, first-person narrator, strong characters, compelling theme, and inspiration to keep writing. Short readings by James Baldwin, Jo Ann Beard, Zora Neale Hurston, Annie Dillard,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Wendy Call

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Start Date: 10/27/2014 – 7:00 PM
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Advanced Poetry Workshop

As John Donne said, “All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.” We’ll make and workshop new poems out…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Kary Wayson

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Start Date: 10/27/2014 – 7:00 PM
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Read, Write, Repeat: Writing Short Stories

The short story is considered the most challenging fiction form. Fortunately the methods for learning its craft are simple: read and write. A lot. We’ll split our time between our own work and close study of writers such as Anton…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Paul Michel

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Start Date: 10/28/2014 – 5:00 PM
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Novel Immersion

Every November, writers around the world race to complete 50,000 words, the goal of participants in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In six weeks, you’ll set course for writing a novel, which you can pursue at your own pace. Through…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald

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Start Date: 10/28/2014 – 7:00 PM
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The Fiction Workshop

Many students of fiction say they learn more by workshopping others than when their own work is up for critique. If you have some drafts you don’t know what to do with and want to learn by giving others helpful feedback,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Anca Szilágyi

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Start Date: 10/29/2014 – 7:00 PM

The Poetry Collection

If a poem is a mystery, then a collection of poetry is an enigmatic puzzle; a mystical weaving of associations, ideas, themes, images, and words. We’ll examine six contemporary, Pulitzer Prize–nominated poetry collections including Sharon Olds’s, Ted Kooser’s, and Tracy…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Janie Miller

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Start Date: 10/29/2014 – 7:00 PM

Kick-Starting the Memoir

This is a popular class with proven results for those who have been hoping to write a memoir or those who have already begun a memoir but are stalled. Here, inspiration is provided through essays by popular memoirists— including Frank…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: John Marshall

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Start Date: 10/30/2014 – 7:00 PM
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Reading Graphic Masters

Formerly considered “low” culture, graphic novels have gained respect in recent years but are still unexplored territory for many readers. We’ll dive into the best that the medium has to offer, beginning with Art Spiegelman’s Maus (arguably the best graphic…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: David Lasky, Greg Stump

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Start Date: 10/30/2014 – 7:00 PM

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