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Creative Writing
CE 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 28 to Dec 07
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

This course is taught in a workshop format to allow both fiction and non-fiction writers to share, critique and improve their craft through lively discussions, conferences, written critiques, personal feedback and more, led by a professional writer. Participants examine plot structure, character developement, effective dialogue, voice and point of view. The goal is to guide students to refine a piece of work in prepareation to publish, while honoring the ongoing creative process of writing, editing and critiquing. This course is intended for writers with some work in various stages of development that they are eager to improve and expand.

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Creative Writing
CE 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Apr 12
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

This course is taught in a workshop format to allow both fiction and non-fiction writers to share, critique and improve their craft through lively discussions, conferences, written critiques, personal feedback and more, led by a professional writer. Participants examine plot structure, character developement, effective dialogue, voice and point of view. The goal is to guide students to refine a piece of work in prepareation to publish, while honoring the ongoing creative process of writing, editing and critiquing. This course is intended for writers with some work in various stages of development that they are eager to improve and expand.

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Food Writing
CE 1917N 01
Andrea Calabretta
  • Fall 2017
  • Nov 07 to Dec 12
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

The art of food writing requires not only a keen interest in and knowledge about food but also an ability to translate your experiences and bring them alive for the reader-through evocative language that appeals to the five senses. Whether you write about producing, preparing, or partaking of food, this course will show you how to make mouths water as you inform, educate, or persuade. We will discuss the full spectrum of food writing-restaurant reviews, food blogs, magazine articles, personal essays, recipe-centered pieces, social and cultural commentary, food history, destination pieces-and try your hand at a variety of forms. Creative brainstorming, hands-on writing exercises, group writing critiques, and close analysis of readings by some of America's best food writers will comprise the main activities of the workshop. Mixed into this experience will be visits from food industry professionals, culminating in an exclusive tasting dinner at a local establishment.

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Poetry
CE 1916N 01
Steven Kleinman
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 28 to Dec 07
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Explore and expand your creativity and poetic voice while sharing your writing in a workshop format. Enjoying the work of contemporary poets and writers each week, you'll analyze and experiment with various forms and techniques.

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Screenwriting - Developing the Script
CE 1902N 01
David Greenberg
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 27 to Dec 06
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

No matter what stage you're in, this course uses the workshop approach to help you ignite a new screenplay, make significant headway on one already in progress or finish a first-draft script. The overall goal is to make sure you have a strong movie premise, a clear genre, a treatment that tells the story well, an outline built on an exciting scene-by-scene sequence structure and a script that can be produced. Sessions include structural breakdowns of feature films, discussion of assigned readings, application of screenwriting techniques and pertinent exercises. You should be prepared to pitch your screenplay on the first night of class. The course may be repeated until a first-draft screenplay is completed.

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Screenwriting: Finish Your Next Draft
CE 2902N 01
David Greenberg
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Designed specifically for intermediate and advanced writers who have completed at least one draft of a screenplay, this course uses the workshop approach to help you troubleshoot, make significant headway on another draft and receive feedback from other writers. The class will be reading/workshopping intensive with possible mini-lectures from the instructor. The overall goal is to either complete a work in progress or start a new draft based on fresh input. The course may be repeated as desired.

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Travel Writing
CE 1995N 01
Andrea Calabretta
  • Spring 2018
  • Mar 13 to Apr 10
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Learn to convey your impression of places near and far memorably, vividly and effectively in this travel writing course, which covers pitching and selling practices for writers hoping to share and sell their work. Discover how to improve storytelling, develop tone, voice and mood, consider images, and submit work for publication. This workshop-style course welcomes students at any level, and is a fit for writers as well as photographers aiming to effectively complement their imagery with text. Expect to share and receive feedback on your writing while exploring the many publishing avenues that exist in this genre.

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Writing the Short Story
CE 9026N 01
Michael Aronovitz
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Mar 21
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UArts

In this class, write and edit stories designed to intrigue readers. Work on creating dramatic tension and building your narrative voice. Writers of all levels and experience will learn how to develop fictive ideas, moving from idea generation toward exciting and heartfelt climaxes.

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