Reading to Write Well - A Six Week Intensive

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

When: Thursdays, Nov. 5 - Dec. 17 (No meeting on 11/26) 4-5:30pm ET. 
Who: Katerina Kern
Where: Online!

Registration will close Nov. 12 at 2 pm ET.

Need to miss a class? Classes will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.

Reading to Write Well

"Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading." - Eudora Welty, On Writing 

Why do we love the books we love? What makes them burn their words onto our souls for years to come? Why isn't our own writing as transformative? In this course, we will spend time with the great storytellers and wordsmiths of the past, asking them to impart their wisdom and skills to us -- for "we become what we behold," and our writing does, too. Each week we will contemplate, admire, and examine excellent literary texts of one genre; in the end will have considered 6 types of creative writing: poetry, fictional short stories, non-fiction short stories, myths, fairy tales, and satire. After each online class, students will work on their own writing projects and share them for feedback. We will read, write, rewrite, and read again, in a challenging, open community of writers who all want to learn from each other. In the end, students will have practiced a wide array of skills from abstract, creative thought to detailed grammatical rules.

This course is designed for high schoolers and adults, but gifted students of any age are welcome to join! The time commitment and effort is entirely up to you; there is no formal assessment. 

I, Katerina, am also a writer in training and consider this an exciting and rare opportunity to refine my writing skills, receive feedback, and explore creative writing with clear intention. I look forward to sitting at the feet of the masters with you! 

Dates & Topics:

• November 5 - Myths

• November 12 - Fairy Tales

• November 19 - Poetry

• December 3 - Non-Fiction Short Stories

• December 10 - Fictional Short Stories

• December 17 - Satire