Topics in Creative Writing:

Practice in writing specific genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Topics may include travel writing, autobiography, nature writing, science fiction, detective fiction, and others.

1 unit — Bash, Chavez, Devota, Hilberry, Sanchez, Shimoda, Womack

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Topics in Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction Writing fosters a safe space to engage confidence, vulnerability, and truth. The greater we embrace fearlessness, the greater the reward.
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Welcome to Creative Nonfiction, a safe space to engage confidence, vulnerability, and truth. For four weeks, we’ll write with open attention, speaking up and speaking in, in attempt to achieve what Ntozake Shange calls “a voice that springs from real breath, a sweating body that speaks.” This outward and inward attunement is the foundation of our community of trust. The greater we embrace fearlessness, the greater the reward.

In the Audio Essay, students will write and revise, record and revise, and produce and revise their own stories, working in collaboration with KRCC. The class will culminate in a five minute audio essay.
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In the Audio Essay, students will move from writing on the silent page to creating stories through a microphone. For the next three and a half weeks, the class will explore voice literally as an acoustic event, writing and producing an original audio essay in a supportive artistic community. The goal: to help writers discover, develop, and strengthen their capacities of nonfiction that is as compelling to the ear as to the eye. That said, the course will provide a mastery of the media lab, studying technology as language.

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 1 Topics in Creative Writing: Writing from the Well: Mining the Subconscious Topic Details Monica Sanchez Cornerstone Art Center 301 16 / 0 05/15/2022
Fall 2021 Block 2 Topics in Creative Writing: Introduction to Creative Writing Brandon Shimoda Alumni Plaza PRESRVTENT 16 / 2 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 5 Topics in Creative Writing: Correspondences: Epistolary Reading & Writing Topic Details Brandon Shimoda South Hall Classroom 16 / 1 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 8 Topics in Creative Writing: The Inspiration Lab Topic Details Felicia Chavez Fine Arts Center MUSIC ROOM 25 / 6 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 1 Topics in Creative Writing: Writing from the Well: Mining the Subconscious Monica Sanchez TBA 16 / 1 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 1 Topics in Creative Writing: Inspiration Lab Topic Details Felicia Chavez TBA 16 / 0 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 3 Topics in Creative Writing: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Brandon Shimoda TBA 16 / 4 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 3 Topics in Creative Writing: The Moving Line Topic Details Barbara Bash TBA 20 / 8 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Topics in Creative Writing: Playwriting Monica Sanchez TBA 16 / 16 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 6 Topics in Creative Writing: Intro to Creative Writing Dot Devota TBA 16 / 16 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Topics in Creative Writing: The Inspiration Lab Topic Details Felicia Chavez TBA 16 / 16 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Topics in Creative Writing: Moving Writing/Writing Movement Topic Details Shawn Womack, Jane Hilberry TBA 16 / 16 05/15/2022
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