Join us for ABOUT PLACE: A GENRE-FLUID WORKSHOP. This four-week, online course uses place as a prompt for new writing. Starting from your place on the map—wherever you are—we’ll explore strategies for generating creative work. We’ll also use the practice of writing as a strategy for engaging more deeply with place—whether you live in a city, a suburb, or on a rural back road. Through self-directed excursions and guided writing exercises, students are invited to become astute observers of their environment and to discover the terrain with new eyes. Instructors will provide weekly prompts for writing or making, along with images or texts in multiple genres to demonstrate the possibilities and range for each prompt. Students will develop a habit of curiosity, a spirit of experimentation, and an engaged relationship to their place. We encourage work in any genre—fiction, nonfiction, poetry—or something else!
This course is designed to fit your schedule. Students will complete weekly assignments and contribute to our online discussion anytime throughout the week.
Created by UNY editors Nicole Haroutunian and Nicole Miller, the course is guided by our commitment to connecting people with their environment. Through our digital journal and our programmatic events, we seek to foster community, collaboration, creativity, and diversity.
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