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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

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

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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Shapes of Stories

Changing the shape can change the story. Using a series of in-class writing exercises, homework assignments, and examples from both creative nonfiction and fiction, we’ll look at popular shapes for stories, including braids, collage, the traditional narrative arc, the circle,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 7:00 PM

Get it Straight, This is Queer Writing

In this class, we will read the works of Hilton Als, Michelle Tea, and queer contemporary poets. We will discuss, analyze, and celebrate contemporary queer writing; we will also create and workshop a first draft of a poem, short story,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Anastacia Tolbert

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Start Date: 5/6/2015 – 7:00 PM

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
5 seats available

Believable Characters in YA and Middle-Grade Novels

Characters in novels must feel like complex, unique individuals while also serving as archetypal players within the story’s plot. With the class, you’ll delve into the tension between protagonist and antagonist, the roles of minor characters, and how characters reveal…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock

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

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