Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry

This intensive three-week course is an exploration into the craft of writing creatively. Students will read a variety of works including poems, short stories, memoirs, and personal essays by well-known authors, as well as essays on craft, to develop skills needed to form their own personalized writing process. Students will be able to recognize how each creative piece sets its own terms and lives by them. They will practice writing like a reader and reading like a writer. By the end of this course, students will have a portfolio of completed work along with feedback from their professor and peers. Most importantly, students will become part of a welcoming, engaging, and diverse writing community.

Session Three
Course is Full
at the time of application
on the first day of session
Scheduled Class Time*

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (PDT)

*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.