Summer Institute : Creative Writing : Courses
This course introduces you to the elements of the short story – including character, setting, dialogue, point of view – and the dynamics of the writing workshop, where writers share and helpfully critique one another’s work.
Using diverse poems and poets as models, you will learn the fundamentals of poetry – line and meter, pacing and rhythm, image and metaphor – and practice writing, revising and reading out loud.
You will experiment with a range of forms and styles – from travel writing and nature writing to personal narrative – as you learn different techniques for writing effectively and imaginatively about the self and the world around you.
ELECTIVES MAY INCLUDE:
- The Graphic Novel
- Arts Criticism + Reviewing
- Flash Fiction
- Slam Poetry
- Memoir + Autobiography
- Blogging + Writing for the Web
The Reading + The Book
At the end of three weeks, you will share your work in two ways: a public reading for parents and friends and publication in the professionally designed student magazine. At the reading, held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, you will read from work produced during the program. In addition, you will contribute a poem, story or piece of creative nonfiction to the magazine – a collaboration with the Art, Media + Design program’s Illustration students, also viewable as a PDF flipbook – and receive two copies.