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Food Writing
WRTG 1917N 01
Laura Biesiadecki
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Feb 26
  • 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
WRTG 1916N 01
Steven Kleinman
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 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: Finish Your Next Draft
WRTG 2902N 01
David Greenberg
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • Mon 7:00 PM - 9:30 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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Writer's Workshop
WRTG 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

This course is structured as an ongoing workshop 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 preparation 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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Writing the Short Story
WRTG 9026N 01
Laura Biesiadecki
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 05 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 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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