A A Email Print Share

Writers Workshop

Have you always said, "One of these days, I will write a book"? Now is your time to get started!

Join us and work with prestigious faculty, peers, and published writers through Duquesne's online, non-credit 8-week writers' workshops.

All three workshops will run simultaneously June 2 through July 25.

ONLINE POETRY WORKSHOP

This 8-week online poetry writing workshop will focus on different ways to appreciate and understand poetry-by reading poems, by listening to poems, by discussing poems, and, ultimately, by writing poems. We'll practice many of familiar poetic forms and also work on a variety of free verse techniques. The class will additionally function as a workshop; in other words, students will be expected to read each other's work and then respond in a critically constructive fashion. A variety of different online techniques will be used to allow for interaction between the instructor and the students, including (but not limited to) discussion boards, posted responses, and live video discussions.

ONLINE CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP

This 8-week online course on creative nonfiction will introduce students to some of the basic forms of the nonfiction essay (profiles, personal narratives, essays on setting/place) by reading the work of published authors, responding to these essays, and then attempting their own. The class will function as a workshop; in other words, students will be expected to read each other's work and then respond in a critically constructive fashion. A variety of different online techniques will be used to allow for interaction between the instructor and the students, including (but not limited to) discussion boards, posted responses, and live video discussions.

ONLINE FICTION WORKSHOP

In this 8-week fiction writing workshop students will read a variety of published short stories, do exercises focused on specific craft issues (such as character, point of view, dialogue, etc.), write critical responses, and ultimately produce their own short stories. The class will additionally function as a workshop; in other words, students will be expected to read each other's work and then respond in a critically constructive fashion. A variety of different online techniques will be used to allow for interaction between the instructor and the students, including (but not limited to) discussion boards, posted responses, and live video discussions.

Cost: $400/workshop