Explore the ways in which internet and multimedia texts can be used to inspire creative writing! Students will learn how to use photographs to help develop characters, YouTube videos to write inner monologues, electronic music to create settings, and more. We’ll start by analyzing Richard Avedon’s portrait photography, creating backstories for the individuals depicted. From there, students will use musical inspiration to develop their character histories into short stories complete with established settings, moods and conflicts. We’ll also listen to music to evoke images which we’ll put into poetic form. Other lessons will utilize online media sources and film clips in pursuit of similar goals, teaching students to draw inspiration for writing from easily accessible, yet little used, resources. During the course, students will have the option of producing a short story, a small poetry portfolio, or a multi-genre piece. The goal of the class will be to equip students with simple ways to continue developing the writing that they have started by drawing on resources already available to them.
November 2 and 3, 2019
$425 ($395 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(includes housing, food, and academic activities)
$375 ($345 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(Day student - includes food and academic activities)