Community Outreach

April 03, 2007

Creative Writing

Two courses are taught and open to the community. Courses include:

Poetry Workshop
German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, in an attempt to clarify the nature of poetry, wrote,"For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough) - they are experiences." By paying attention to the world around and within them, poets use words to open the world in new ways. Bring 15 copies of a poem to share with a group invested in the process of writing poetry. By giving and receiving supportive feedback, we learn from each other.

Writing Non-Fiction
For the fall session we will examine selections from The Best American Essays 2005, edited by Susan Orlean and use them as springboards for class assignments. Orlean calls essays "the most intimate of reading experiences, in which the reader is invited to eavesdrop as the writer works through a thought or excavates a memory." Participants will share writing with the class, giving and receiving supportive feedback. Books will be available for purchase at the first session.


Contact:
Kathy Manos, Director of Continuing Education
Phone: 216.368.2090

Posted by: Latisha James April 3, 2007 11:29 AM
Category: College of Arts and Sciences , Life Long Learning , Schools and Centers