Writer’s Studio

Courses

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WRIT51800 Summer | Autumn | Winter | Spring

Basic Creative Writing Basic Creative Writing

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...

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WRIT51804 Autumn

Create Diverse Characters with Nuance and Sensitivity Create Diverse Characters with Nuance and Sensitivity

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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WRIT31800 Autumn

Fiction Writing Essentials Fiction Writing Essentials

Explore essential aspects of fiction writing such as plot, voice, dialogue, character, and point of view. Every week, students will read published stories and generate new work in response to writing...

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WRIT42804 Autumn

Flash Nonfiction: A Generative Workshop Flash Nonfiction: A Generative Workshop

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...

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WRIT41800 Autumn

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

While the words “creative” and “nonfiction” might seem an odd pairing, the combination is rooted in a long tradition of telling stories, making personal observations and employing a variety of...

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WRIT21800 Autumn

Introduction to Playwriting Introduction to Playwriting

Designed for beginning playwrights as well as writers of other media, this class emphasizes what makes a scene work, how to develop character through dialogue and action, and how to think in...

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WRIT52118 Summer | Winter | Autumn

Jumpstart: Dynamic Dialogue Jumpstart: Dynamic Dialogue

Make your dialogue work for you. Through a combination of discussion, in class writing, lecture, short readings and exercises, this session will give you the basic tools you need to use dialogue, as...

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WRIT12899 Autumn

Poetry Chapbook Workshop Poetry Chapbook Workshop

Have you started collecting your poems into a chapbook-length manuscript, or are you looking for extra motivation to do so? Are you seeking a supportive community of writers that can inspire you, give...

A collage of three book covers. On the left: Seinfeldia. In the middle: When Women Invented Television. On the right: Pop Star Goddesses.
WRIT42806 Summer | Autumn

Writing Nonfiction: Turning Facts Into Gripping Scenes Writing Nonfiction: Turning Facts Into Gripping Scenes

Led by New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, whose narrative nonfiction works include Seinfeldia, When Women Invented Television, Sex and the City and Us, and Mary and Lou and...

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WRIT52807 Autumn

Writing with Emotional Intelligence Writing with Emotional Intelligence

We often hear about bringing emotional intelligence to our personal interactions and conversations, but what about our writing? In today's largely remote environment, we create and maintain...