“Breaking Barriers” as an aim for this creative writing course can be interpreted in many ways. All of us have a story to tell, but we might not know how to break the surface in order to access our imagination within. Our writer’s block may be a medium-sized wooden fence or a dizzying stone fortress with walls that are several meters thick. In this online short course, we intend to break these barriers.
We also know that in order to write well,we must also read well. Our focus will be on the genre of the short story. Alternating weeks will be spent reading and discussing short stories from around the world and work shopping your own short stories. We will discuss howto develop the setting, plot, character(s) and conclusion that best articulate the story you are about to put to paper.
This online creative writing course is of interest to all adult students and learners.
Classroom and small group discussion will be at the center of this course. Every other section is a “workshop day” to improve on your ongoing writing process.
The main objectives of the course are to:
All course specific required reading material and exercises will be made available to participants in their secure, dedicated course dashboard.
“Breaking Barriers: Creative Writing” is a six-week course with two 90-minute sessions per week with alternating instructors. Courses on Mondays and Wednesdays. One final short story (between 1000 and 4000 words) is to be completed by the end of the course.
The course schedule is as follows:
Students will have the opportunity to read a selection of international short stories outside of class to bring to the next session for discussion, as well as try their hand at writing their own short story.
On workshop days, students will receive individual feedback on written assignments from the tutors and engage in peer-feedback.
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We wish you every success. Enjoy your course!