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Inspire 2024: Creative Writing (June 17 - 21)

Ended Jun 21, 2024

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Full course description

About the Program

This weeklong, virtual course does two things:

1) It creates the space and time to explore a topic, idea, theme, or subject of exploration, of your choice. This could be a work of art, an experience, a big question, or something else entirely. What matters is that this topic matters to you.

2) In writing about your topic through accumulative, scaffolded in-class writing sessions and workshops—as well as through outside individualized consultations with the instructor—you will learn how to interest a reader in your topic, and walk away with a set of transportable skills and strategies about how to make writing work for you.

Outline of Concepts

  • What is “good” writing? The stories we tell and how we tell them
  • What is a writers’ workshop and what is it not?
  • What are the elements of craft and style?
  • How do we revise our writing and embrace the process?

By thinking about writing as a form of experimentation—with its own hypotheses, processes, and communities—you will be able to explore your ideas, find your words, and as a result, your writing process. You’ll leave the class with a polished, dynamic piece of writing and an excitement about the whole process!

This course will meet each day from 10:00AM -12:00PM EST (Monday-Friday) and require an internet connection and access to Zoom. The instructor will have 1:1 sessions with each student to offer personal feedback.

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Refund Policy

Registrants can get a full refund until 60 days from the program start. No refunds will be available after that date. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact


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