Writing Life [Charles Mudede]
All Levels | 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 contemporary scientists have written about the origin, developments, and characteristics of life itself. For inspiration, we turn to idea and works of Lynn Margulis, Bonnie Bassler, and Carl Woese. The class will produce original work for poets and writers by examining some of the deepest and most fascinating thoughts about the interconnected system of things that move, dream, make decisions, and reproduce on a thin layer of this rocky planet.