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, as well as...

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...

Craft Across Genres
WRIT51805

This course is designed for individuals who want to develop their writing skills across genres, with an examination of how particular techniques, in varied texts, can offer new ways of thinking about...

People walking on a crosswalk
WRIT51804

Today’s readers—as well as agents, editors, and publishers— expect stories that include diverse characters authentically portrayed. We’ll explore how to reach outside our own identities and...

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WRIT51810

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, as well as...

The fanned pages of an open book.
WRIT32406

This course will advance your understanding of creative writing through lecture, discussion, eclectic readings, in-class and at-home writing exercises, as well as discussions of your own and your...

spooky woods
WRIT42418

By the 1970’s anti-heroes had taken over the collective imagination in American entertainment. More recently television shows like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad, fiction writers like Gillian Flynn and...

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...