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Spring Break Away 2018 Rome and Florence, Italy

Course: ENGL 301W: The Writer's Sketchbook: Creative Writing (&Sketching) in Rome & Florence

[satisfies CORE Theme Area: Creative Arts and Writing Intensive]
[Majors/Minors in English and Creative Writing: fulfills a writing or elective requirement]

Roma Forum

This creative writing course focuses on seeing and discovering place, incorporating writing and informal modes of sketching to observe more keenly what's around us as we travel through Rome and Florence. Learning about different types of creative writing (poetry, fiction, and travel writing) and very basic sketching skills, students will compile a semester-long journal and sketchbook responding to the places of Rome, Florence, (and also Pittsburgh), exploring not only what we see in these culturally rich cities but how we see and how we express what we see.

Spending Spring Break in Rome, with a day trip to Florence, we will visit historic sites like the Pantheon, the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, and the Duomo to write and sketch; tour museums and relax by gorgeous fountains; learn about, cook, and eat Italian food; and wander through small shops, on cobblestone streets, and into stunning views to experience these Italian cities. No experience in creative writing or drawing is required.

Professor: Dr. Linda Kinnahan 

Prerequisites: None

Max enrollment: 20 students

More information: See Dr. Kinnahan in 623 College Hall

Class Time: T/Th 4:30 - 5:45pm

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