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CW 135 - The Craft of Creative Writing -- Workshopping & Performance

Summer 2021
Description 

In this one-unit workshop, we will focus on strengthening skills in workshopping, selecting and publicly performing your creative writing. Composing, editing, and revising your works will also be an important emphasis. As a class focused on craft across genres, we will read a variety of strategies by published story writers, essayists, poets and playwrights. We will study performances by established and emerging artists, and develop a sustainable in-person and online writing community that you can rely on long after the three-week summer intensive has ended.

Available in 
Summer
Prerequisites 
Simultaneous enrollment in CW N131, N132, N133, or 134.
Units and Format 
1 unit – Five hours of seminar per week for three weeks
Grading Option 
Letter grade

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Class Number: 15463
Meeting time @ place:
TUTH 3:00pm - 5:30pm @ Online
Section Theme: TBA
Instructor:
Section Description:

This course is offered in Session F (July 6-July 23, 2021).

Book List:
Class Number: 15465
Meeting time @ place:
TUTH 3:00pm - 5:30pm @ Online
Section Theme: Workshopping and Performance
Instructor: Joseph Horton
Section Description:

This course is offered in Session E (July 26-August 13, 2021).

 

This is a practical and personalized class that will help writers workshop and perform their creative work. Open to multiple genres--fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry--we will discuss how to ask good questions to and integrate feedback from peers in workshop. We will help you revisit your work and produce a sustainable revision process for yourself. We will discuss how to select your work for public reading and presentation, and we will practice effective performance strategies. Above all, the class will be tailored to support your goals through individual consultation with the instructor. 

 

This class will be offered asynchronously with individual meeting times for students to discuss their work. The class will conclude with a final live reading of work. 

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