Reading: A Workshop

Fall 2017 quarter

Taught by

academic and creative nonfiction writing, community studies, analog game design

Careful reading leads to clearer understanding. Fiction and experience-based nonfiction can reward careful readers with valuable insights into human nature and the ways of the world. With that fact in mind, we’ll engage with stories about a broad collection of people and situations. An informal and supportive workshop setting will encourage course members to apply specific strategies to reading literary texts. We will move together toward the goal of becoming more resourceful, effective, and committed contributors to the making of meaning from words on a page.

Reading and discussion will be our primary learning activities. Books presently under consideration include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie), Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates), The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston), The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros), and A River Runs through It (Norman Maclean).

Program Details

Fields of Study


Preparatory For



Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Thu 5:45-9:45p

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning