2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Writer's Paradise


Summer 2012 quarter

Nancy Parkes creative writing, sustainability, public policy
Fields of Study
literature and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
writing, literature, writing-related fields

Writer’s Paradise is open to writers of all ability levels seeking an intensive writing experience that complements a busy summer schedule. Students may enroll for 8 credits for first session and continue through second session for up to 8 additional credits by individual contract with faculty. Students who continue on individual contract in second session will have the choice to either continue with group sessions, one-on-one meetings with faculty, and an additional hike to Klahhane Ridge; continued work at an advanced level by distance; or a combination of the two.

Students may focus on poetry, fiction, essays, and/or creative non-fiction. We will engage in a rich array of writing-related activities. Peer critique groups will meet weekly at a mutually agreeable time. Faculty will offer extensive individual support, feedback, and time to students. Program work will include seminars on short fiction, a novel, and non-fiction; regular writing workshops; in-class critique; day hikes; and a workshop on publication. The program is designed with an intensive weekend session including a day hike to the Hoh River Rainforest, and a Saturday workshop and writing celebration at the end. Faculty will be available for individual sessions during a combination of evening and weekend hours, day hours, and will also be available to assist critique groups.

Students choosing to continue by individual contract in second session to achieve 16 credits should contact Nancy A. Parkes before summer registration to collaborate on mutually agreeable terms that support more advanced writing work.

Advertised Schedule
5-9p Mon/Wed (Jun. 25 - Jul. 25) plus 7a-7p Sat, Jun. 30 (Hike to Hoh Rainforest); 10a-4:30p Sun, Jul. 1; 10a-4:30p Sat, Jul. 23, other meetings arranged by critique group, and individual meetings with faculty
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 9th, 2012 Revisions made to the description and to the advertised schedule.