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Writing Life

Life is truly bizarre, and the more familiar we are with this bizarreness, the richer our writing will be. Taught by a writer – not a biologist – this class will look at the ways scientists have written about the…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Charles Mudede

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Start Date: 5/4/2015 – 7:00 PM

Cut to the Quick: Flash Nonfiction

Through reading, discussion, and workshop, we will explore short prose-poems, concise lyrical essays, and micro-narratives. Writers at every level will put together and take apart the structure and language of nonfiction miniatures, poem/essay hybrids, and personal essays that can fit…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Erin Gilbert

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Start Date: 5/4/2015 – 5:00 PM
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Poetics of Objects

William Carlos Williams famously coined the phrase “No ideas but in things” in the 1927 version of his poem “Paterson.” At the same time, in France, Francis Ponge was working hard at working hard, taking this credo to heart and…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Kary Wayson

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Start Date: 5/5/2015 – 7:10 PM

Renaming the Spiritual

Many of us consider ourselves to be spiritual, yet what do we mean by this word? Spiritual experiences and beliefs are amongst the most difficult subjects to convey through words – especially in prose. In this class, we will explore…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Anne Liu Kellor

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Start Date: 5/5/2015 – 10:00 AM

Taking a Turn: What Happens When a Poem Shifts?

The sonnet contains a volta: a characteristic turn in its middle where the poem’s argument noticeably shifts. But is it possible every poem, whether free or formal verse, contains a volta of some kind? What power do these turns have…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Sierra Nelson

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Start Date: 5/5/2015 – 7:00 PM

Intro to Poetry: Poems from the Everyday

This class serves as an introduction to poetry writing, combining in-class exercises, take-home assignments, and discussion of a wide range of poems. We’ll look at the intersection of poetry and the everyday as a means for generating our own poems;…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Bill Carty

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 6:00 PM

Novel Prep

Very rough drafts are helpful to the progress of your novel, but even for that, you need a good sense of where you’re going and how to get there before you start. But how do you decide where you’re going…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Laurie Frankel

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 7:00 PM
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Poets’ Companions: Creating and Critiquing Together

We will read and discuss poems by modern and contemporary writers, critique each other’s poems in process, and use prompts to encourage new writing. We will write a new poem each week in response to exercises and poems that inspire…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Carolyne Wright

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 5:00 PM

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