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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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Creative Writing
CE 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • 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
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Jul 17
  • 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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Memoir Writing
CE 0207N 01
Laura Biesiadecki
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 04 to Jul 09
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Develop your personal stories to craft engaging content. Learn how to improve your creative non-fiction writing to bring out the humor, improve the narrative, find your voice and more. Readings and excercises will be used to jog your memory and inspire your creativity.

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Poetry Challenge: Write 100 Poems in 10 Weeks
CE 1912N 01
Steven Kleinman
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course will offer inspiration, feedback, and support as participants write approximately ten poems each week. What happens to your writing when you emphasize velocity and variety? How can poetry match the speed and significance of daily experience, so that, as William Carlos Williams says, "nothing that is not green will survive"? Rather than waiting for inspiration, writers in this course will generate and discuss many pages of new material-while also exploring the fundamentals of poetic craft and poetry's place in our world. The course will include guest speakers, individual conferences, and exercises drawn from a dynamic group of contemporary and historical readings, including poems by writers such as Bernadette Mayer, Georges Perec, Harryette Mullen, Adrienne Rich, Frank O'Hara, Bhanu Kapil, Eugenio Montale, Cecilia Vicua, Lisa Robertson, and others. Writers of all backgrounds, styles, and experience levels are welcome; the course may be particularly useful for poets who wish to explore new compositional practices and to experiment with changing what we write by changing how we write.

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Screenwriting - Developing the Script
CE 1902N 01
David Greenberg
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Jul 10
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 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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