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JOU8102

Course
JOU8102
Course Title
Follow Your Tale

Description

Alice was curious so she followed the white rabbit. You are curious about writing, but you feel stuck. Have you been following your rabbit's tale? In this course you will have the opportunity to follow your own rabbit tale. We will read, write, and discuss the work of published authors as well as fellow classmates in each class period as we take the fuzzy (tale) of an idea and follow it down its rabbit hole. Maybe you have an image that wants to be a poem. Perhaps you have a character that needs to find its story, etc. All genres are welcome. See you in Wonderland!

Objectives

Objectives:

  • Help new writers explore their ideas and different genres of writing
  • Assist experienced writers who have felt a bit blocked, or who are wanting to start writing in new genres
  • Provide a safe environment for writers to create and discuss their work

 

Content

1. Week 1: Meeting Your Rabbit

  • Concept of the course will be explained further
  • Reading/discussion of a published author
  • Writing prompt

2. Week 2: Introduction to Workshopping

  • Workshop/discuss work created in last class
  • Lecture on workshopping/critiquing
  • Reading/discussion of a published author
  • Writing practice/prompt

3. Week 3: Conventions of Different Genres

  • Lecture on the conventions of different genres
  • Reading/discussion of a published author
  • Workshop/discuss work created in last class
  • Writing prompt/practice

4. Week 4: Introducing Revision

  • Workshop/discuss work created last class
  • Lecture on the revision process
  • Reading/discussion of a published author
  • Writing prompt/practice

5. Week 5: Where to go From Here?

  • Lecture on expanding your work and/or seeking publication
  • Workshopping work created in last class
  • Writing prompt/practice
  • Discuss published author

6. Week 6: Last Class!

  • Bring in revised work for a group reading
  • One-on-one conferences for each student for in class work or an item written outside of class

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

Class participation, attendance and completion of assignments

Evaluation

Class participation, attendance and completion of assignments