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Fall 2017 Brochure

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Creative Writing
CE 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 08 to Aug 10
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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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Poetry Challenge: Write 100 Poems in 10 Weeks
CE 1912N 01
Steven Kleinman
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 14 to Aug 16
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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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Writing the Short Story
CE 9026N 01
Michael Aronovitz
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Jul 05
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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