2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Advanced Writer's Workshop

Spring 2014 quarter

Nancy Parkes creative writing, sustainability, public policy
Fields of Study
communications, literature and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Writing, editing, communications.
This program is open only to sophomores through seniors.  Though I am not requiring a faculty signature, any student in this program should have significant experience with reading a variety of literature, and developing writing in genres such as fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.  Students also should feel comfortable in a critique group with colleagues that have creative writing experience.  Any student with a question of whether this program would work for their own academic planning, or whether they would fit in with the learning community, should visit the faculty member at Academic Fair.

This 12-credit program, Advanced Writer's Workshop, is designed for 15 students who already have a foundation in writing fiction and/or creative non-fiction.  Through our writing, reading and review of film as a medium, we will examine and practice the craft of creating rich characters, vibrant scenes, and crisp dialogue.  During spring quarter, students will produce one memoir-based piece, a short story or novel chapter, and a “student choice” writing block.  We will concentrate on the craft of revision with each section of writing.  Students should also expect to spend significant additional time critiquing peer work outside the classroom.

Advertised Schedule
Mondays 6 to 8 p.m. (later for critique group, Memorial Day May 26 excepted); Wednesdays 6 to 10 p.m.; Five Saturdays (each counts as two classes) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12, 26; May 3, 17, and 31.
Schedule and Location
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Schedule Details
We will meet Mondays, generally from 6 to 8 p.m.  This will be a workshop and critique night during which critique groups may wish to stay later to meet their obligation for outside critique group time.  Monday, May 26 is the Memorial Day holiday.  We will meet each Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.  We will meet five full Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  These include:  April 12; April 26; May 3; May 17; and May 31. As this is a program with 25 plus online content, please expect to spend significant time responding in writing to peer work, as well as completing writing endeavors online.  You will also be required to spend time outside of class meeting in person with your critique groups.
Offered During
Evening and Weekend