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The Short Fiction of George Saunders

The short fiction of George Saunders is populated by pitiable yet honorable loners who are forced to eke out a bit of dignity in settings as familiar as generic American suburbs or as outlandish as the most imaginative science fiction….

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Ryan Boudinot

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Start Date: 10/27/2014 – 7:00 PM

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

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

Poetry as Time Machine

Brenda Hillman writes of the “problem of time,” “of there not being / enough of it.” We’ll wrestle with time from both practical and philosophical perspectives. How do poets use punctuation, line, and syntax to alter pacing? What is gained…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Bill Carty

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Start Date: 10/28/2014 – 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

Perspective and Power in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Arguably the first science fiction story and a timeless gothic masterpiece, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, published almost two hundred years ago, still astounds with its innovation. We’ll delve deep into the book through the dual lens of reading and writing, focused…

Course Type: 3 Week  |   Instructor: Michael Shilling

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Start Date: 10/29/2014 – 5:00 PM

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

Nature Writing is Dead; Long Live Nature Writing

The term “nature writing” has baggage. We’ll unpack what makes some people shudder at the thought, and also delve into some of the ways that writers are invigorating or transcending this genre through formal inventiveness or by bringing concerns such…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Regan Huff

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Start Date: 10/29/2014 – 7:10 PM

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