Full course description
Tuesdays, 10/5-11/2/2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Tehmina Khan
Writing is as much about listening as about telling. In this workshop, we will tell stories; mythical, historical, personal, or fantastical. Upon listening, we will discuss and reflect on the stories. What effect do they have on us? How does one story connect to another? We will then use these stories as a starting point for a creative writing project in any form we wish to work in: poetry, non-fiction, fiction, script, graphic text.
1. Students will gain an understanding of oral storytelling as its own literary form.
2. Students will gain close listening skills to understand how an oral text interacts with a written one.
3. Students will enhance the oral sensibility of their own written work.
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.
Instructor Bio: Tehmina Khan is a community-based poet, writer, educator, and scholar. She has facilitated poetry and literary translation workshops for young people, college students, and community organizations. She is an English professor at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches English composition, literature, and creative writing. Tehmina's original poetry has been published in national literary journals and anthologies. Her workshops focus on close reading and conversation to spark new and surprising works.