Writer’s Studio

Past Courses

Calligraphy pen writes on lined notebook paper.
WRIT12450

Let the poetry-generating marathon begin. In this course structured around NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month)—an annual writing initiative in which participants write one poem a day for the...

Black-and-white photograph of a black pencil atop a page of handwritten notes.
WRIT51800

This course will introduce you to creative writing, from generating ideas to revising drafts. Find your voice and develop your craft through in-class and at-home writing exercises, and through...

Black and white photo of John Edgar Wideman
WRIT52412

Whose story is it? Who tells the story and why? How does a writer decide how much to get inside a character's head? What are the advantages of different points of view? We will examine exemplary work...

Nineteenth-century design for an ornate red theater curtain.
WRIT23801

This course is designed for writers who want to develop a script on which they have already begun to work. This may include anything from a full-length play to a one-act play to a series of short...

Books open at various angles float beside a white wall.
WRIT32403

Explore short fiction from around the world in this four-week class led by author Dipika Mukherjee (Ode to Broken Things, Shambala Junction). Throughout the course, we will focus on writing characters...

WRIT32805

Powerful writing translates abstract thought and feeling into concrete image and action. Explore how to bring emotions like joy, wonder, grief to life on the page, and what writers and readers alike...

WRIT31800

Explore essential aspects of fiction such as plot, dialogue, character, and setting. Reading and writing assignments will help us understand how we can use these building blocks in our own work and...

WRIT42404

In this workshop, we will explore the craft issues related to flash nonfiction. Writing shorter pieces of 700-1,000 words, will allow you to work on intensity of language, wrapping an idea in a...

The fanned pages of an open book.
WRIT32406

Advance your understanding of fiction writing through lecture, discussion, eclectic readings, in-class and at-home writing exercises, and discussions of your—and fellow students'—written work. With a...

WRIT32203

This class is open to all fiction genres and is designed to assist writers in the early stages of their novel. Students with a few pages and an idea, and students with hundreds of pages are welcome...