Course Catalog

winter creative writing classesBoth winter and spring quarter classes are available to peruse (just sort below).

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Deep Revision

This class is for writers who have a rough draft of a novel. We’ll examine your themes and structure and delve into ways to enrich plot and character. Then we’ll focus on the dynamics of each scene or chapter, the…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald

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Start Date: 3/4/2015 – 7:00 PM

Generating Prose Poems

Though it has been around since the nineteenth century, the prose poem resists easy definition. Is it a sublime fusion of prose and poetry, or a mongrel offspring? We’ll give ourselves plenty of permission to interpret the genre in whatever…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Deborah Woodard

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Start Date: 3/7/2015 – 10:00 AM
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Comics: Taking It to the Next Level

You’ve written and drawn a few pages of comics—or maybe a lot of pages of comics—and you’re thinking it’s time to take on some new challenges that build on what you know. Two expert cartoonists are ready to teach you…

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

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Start Date: 3/7/2015 – 2:00 PM

On the Stage: Reading Your Work Aloud

Honoring your work on stage is as much a craft as writing it in the first place. During this experiential workshop, we’ll cover essential elements including body, voice, and inflection. Bringing sound, rhythm, and intent forward from page to stage…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Tara Hardy

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Start Date: 3/7/2015 – 1:00 PM

How to Cook a Book

Food is personal. Food is universal. Food is never just about food. We’ll sample a feast of food writing and share a table with Alice B. Toklas, Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, and prose from classic cookbooks. We’ll find the sweet…

Course Type: 1 Week  |   Instructor: Kate Lebo

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Start Date: 3/7/2015 – 1:00 PM

Feeling It: Creating Emotional Depth in Fiction

Emotion is the point of connection between reader and story—the portal into a character’s life and a whole imagined universe. Yet sometimes we fumble our role as gatekeepers, either creating flat, inaccessible characters or pitching headlong into melodrama. How and…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Alma García

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Start Date: 3/8/2015 – 1:00 PM
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In a Different Voice: Remixing Your Prose

Mar. 8 1-4 p.m, Mar. 10 6-9pm, and Mar. 12 6-9p.m

Course Type: 3 Day  |   Instructor: Jennine Capó Crucet

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Start Date: 3/8/2015 – 1:00 PM

Memoir Writing: Writing the Good, Bad, and Ugly Self Section II

The best memoirists delve deeply into their most vulnerable moments, their most humiliating flaws, their gravest regrets—and we love them for it. Memoirs focused exclusively on the sins of others get thrown across the room. We’ll look at how to…

Course Type:  |   Instructor: Suzanne Morrison

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Start Date: 3/12/2015 – 5:00 PM

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