EGL 72 WB — Transporting the Reader: The Art of Description
Although the time commitment for an online writing
course is dependent upon one’s degree of participation,
students should plan on investing four to six hours per
week in order to gain substantial benefit from the course.
This is the third course of the four-quarter sequence, “The Craf t of Creative Writing: The Essential Tools.” The four courses focus on Scene (Fall 2016), Character (Winter 2017), Description (Spring 2017), and The Sentence (Summer 2017). These courses are less workshop-oriented than most of our Creative Writing courses, instead devoting each quarter to an intensive and wide-ranging practicum in a key question of craft. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.
Lewis Robinson, AuthorLewis Robinson is the author of the novel Water Dogs, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and the story collection Officer Friendly, which received the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and a Whiting Award. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Sports Illustrated, The Missouri Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. He is host of the podcast Talk Shop. He received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has taught at Colby College and the University of Iowa, and in the MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Cheryl Strayed and Robert Atwan, The Best American Essays 2013 (ISBN 978-0544103887)