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Experimental Writing Workshops
Each spring, depending on funding, the Writing Program offers several 200-level Experimental Writing Workshops. Click here for descriptions of Spring 2013 Workshops. The Workshops are designed on the premise that writing can be playful, and play can be both creative and productive.
The focus of the Workshops is writing.
The emphasis is on experimentation, risk-taking, and the rewards they bring.
The stress is on productive pleasure, not grades: all workshops are taken pass/fail.
The classes are true workshops: they meet once a week in seminar style; enrollments are limited to 12.
All workshops carry three elective credits.
Examples of past workshops include: Collaborative Writing; Experimenting with Text in Writing and Art; This Amherst Life; Writing Narratives for Radio; The Graphic Novel; Digital Storytelling; Poetry in Performance.
Teachers in the Writing Program are invited to submit a proposal to teach one of these workshops. Since the Program encourages team-taught courses, the Workshops also provide instructors with experience in collaboration. For information about proposing a Workshop, click here.