Full course description
Wednesdays, 10/20-11/17/2021, 6:00-8:00pm with individual Engagement Lab 8:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Nora Boxer
Both fiction writers and poets are welcome in the Lab, where we come together as practicing writers, each of us bringing our works-in-progress or starting something new. Part of each workshop session is reserved for simply writing together, giving us structure and discipline to work on our projects in virtual community. We also do a weekly generative creative writing exercise that helps us warm up and stretch our words in new directions. We talk about issues of craft and narrative as they arise, tailoring these conversations and skill-building to meet the needs of the participants in the group. Those who have taken previous creative writing classes are welcome here, as is anyone who wants to get some writing done this fall in a partially self-directed, virtual-yet-community-based setting. Please note the Lab is repeatable, so if you were in a previous in-person or virtual Lab, you’re welcome to come again -- same format, fresh exercises. Feel free to sign up for 5 weeks of Lab this fall -- or immerse yourself in ten weeks over the two sessions.
Each student will also have a one-on-one conference with the instructor during the 5-week term.
Pen and paper
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. 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. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.
Nora Boxer has taught a variety of creative writing classes at CCSF Extension since 2015. She loves working with adult writers and supporting a dedicated community of students both new and returning. A former long-term Bay Area resident, Nora is now a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches undergraduate classes. www.noraboxer.com