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The Art of Creative Writing: Short Forms of Fiction and Poetry

Share your raw and polished literary efforts with our supportive and dynamic community. Explore different poetic, non-fictional, and fictional forms of writing as you learn to find, build, and develop your own stories. Each class is the ideal blend of writing exercises and experiments, peer critique and feedback, and discussion of curated readings hand-picked by your instructor. All levels are welcome; no prior experience is necessary.

"The instructor is patient with writers trying new forms and going outside their comfort zone. They're a fantastic teacher and I've learned so much in this short time. So happy I took the class."
–Student of The Art of Creative Writing


Registration Deadline: May 25 at 1 p.m. CT

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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Thursday
Building and room Online
Course number 1209
Course instructor Emilie Jane Yardley-Hodges