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The popularity of Young Adult Fiction has experienced an explosion over the last decade leading many new and established writers to the genre. In this workshop, students work through ten craft sessions covering what makes a YA book, focusing on voice, point of view, conflict, character, setting, dialogue, exposition, genre, and revision. We read short excerpts from YA fiction to illustrate each craft session and then...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 7252 - NWRW 0808 A
  • Goodman, Carol
Sep 28 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 2020
In this workshop, each writer identifies and develops a few stories the world needs to hear. Together we experiment with different genres, from poems and personal essays to pamphlets and manifestos; consider a range of intercon-necting issues, including climate change, xenophobia, and inequality; and brainstorm ways to share our ideas and stories with audiences within and beyond our New School and social media commun...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 4099 - NWRW 0415 A
  • Freedman, Lisa
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 2020
In this course, each student develops a children’s book from an initial concept to a “dummy” ready for submission to a publisher. The class explores the entire production process, including searching for ideas, writing a first draft, making sketches and character studies, editing, creating finished artwork and dummies, and writing cover letters and submitting a finished work to publishers.
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 3767 - NWRW 0812 A
  • Hann, Jacquie
Jan 25 - May 10
Online
Monday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2021
This introductory short course is for people who want to explore and develop their creative writing skills and gain confidence at all stages of the writing process. We will explore fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, addressing issues of craft, form, style and audience in all three genres. Because all art is fed by other art, the class will look to models for inspiration and instruction— works by writers emplo...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 4120 - NWRW 1120 A
  • Field, Miranda
Oct 01 - Dec 10
Online
Thursday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Fall 2020
This class embraces “starting in silence,” both literally and figuratively. Weeks one and two focus on meditation instruction; all ten sessions include a period or periods of meditation; and students meditate on their own before they dive in to the weekly homework exercises. We explore different ways of thinking about silence: as womb, as something to break through, and as beginner’s mind or a fresh start. The notion...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 7258 - NWRW 3940 A
  • Freedman, Lisa
Oct 01 - Dec 10
Online
Thursday
1:55 - 3:45 PM
Fall 2020
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