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Kick-Starting the Memoir

This is a popular class with proven results, created for those who want to write a memoir or who have already begun a memoir but are stalled. Glean inspiration from essays by noted memoirists and a helpful how-to guidebook. Weekly…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: John Marshall

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Start Date: 4/23/2015 – 7:00 PM
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Saturday Morning Fiction Workshop

This roundtable workshop is designed to help short-story writers and novelists of all levels develop their fiction through in-class discussions of their own work. Each week, students will read and prepare comments on the student manuscripts up for discussion. The…

Course Type: 8 Week  |   Instructor: Ross McMeekin

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Start Date: 4/25/2015 – 10:00 AM

Erasure Poems: This Vanishing is Illuminating

Pausing our usual vocabularies in favor of a giddy, intuitive stumbling, we’ll make new poems by erasing, obscuring, and masking old text. Each student will generate a beautiful, seemingly impenetrable question or choose a koan (paradoxical statement) to explore through…

Course Type: 2 Day  |   Instructor: Samar Abulhassan

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Start Date: 4/25/2015 – 1:00 PM

You’re Making a Scene! Creating Scenes in Nonfiction

It’s no wonder we use this phrase when someone “grabs attention.” Even if scenes are quiet, nonfiction must possess the urgency of a novel. Using established writers’ work, we will learn how scenes engage the reader and why they serve…

Course Type: 2 Day  |   Instructor: Christine Hemp

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Start Date: 4/25/2015 – 1:00 PM
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Generation Station

No critique, no workshop – just a day dedicated to putting words on the page. This class is focused solely on generating new work, be it scenes or chapters, essays or poems. Over the course of four hours, we’ll write…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Nicole Hardy

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Start Date: 4/25/2015 – 1:00 PM

Putting Meat on the Bones of a Story

We all know the dictum “Write what you know,” but how do we get to know things we want to write about? The answer is a simple one: research. Writing realistically and accurately, whether fiction or nonfiction, requires an attention…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: David Neiwert

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Start Date: 4/27/2015 – 7:00 PM

The Chekhovian Story

What makes Chekhov great? In this class, we’ll read iconic stories by the “father of the modern short story” as well as those by contemporary writers who write in a Chekhovian vein, such as Mavis Gallant, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Ehud…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Anca Szilágyi

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Start Date: 4/27/2015 – 7:00 PM

Authoring Change: Writing Socially Engaged Nonfiction

Bring together your literary sensibility and your social conscience in this class, which will help you generate (and revise) essay, memoir, reportage, and commentary inspired by social and political issues. We’ll focus on a different nonfiction form each week, reading…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Wendy Call

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Start Date: 4/28/2015 – 6:00 PM

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