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Creative Writing Workshop: "What’s True?" CEXTN003-202460

Jul 2, 2024 - Jul 30, 2024

$225 Enroll

Full course description

"What's True?"
Tuesdays, 7/2-7/30/2024, 6:00-8:00pm, with Optional Individual Conferences
Instructor: Nora Boxer
What's true in fiction? In poetry? Writing takes us into all kinds of terrain: Truth, beauty, falsehoods, ugliness; realism, hyper-realism, surrealism; confessionalism, metaphor, (im)permanence. And sometimes, "untruths" are an essential part of the creative process, serving a greater purpose in our writing than what's real. Let's dive in to the complicated, interesting relationship between truth and writing, and explore the paradox that exists between the world outside our doors and the worlds we make on the page.
Writers of both fiction and poetry at all experience levels are welcome to gather here as we explore our Zen koan of "What's true?" We'll do weekly in-class writing exercises related to the course theme, as well as read and discuss short works together. An optional 1-on-1 conference with the instructor can be part of your workshop experience.

This will be a live synchronous course. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. You will also need a designated notebook and something to write with.

Instructor Bio:

Nora Boxer has taught a variety of creative writing classes for adults at City Extension since 2015, and previously worked as a writer-in-the-schools with youth writers in Austin, TX. Formerly a long-time Bay Area resident, Nora is now a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches undergraduate classes.