Course Descriptions 2018
“Writing for Social Media – Inventions and Manipulations of Personae” -- Adrianne Kalfopoulou
In this course we will be exploring various styles of writing for social media, and reading a wide range of examples of such, from tweets to better known blogs, to the less known participants in the increasingly busy blogosphere. What, for example, is the language of a high profile literary journal's blog (as opposed to their print journal) or Maria Popova's popular tweets and posts on "Brainpickings"? We will also be asking questions about the nature of language that addresses "twitter" responses, or Facebook status updates, the issue of privacy – where now is the personal diary? – and consider constructions of personae and aesthetics as we write our own posts on a range of subjects.
"Beyond the Art of the Novel: Uncovering the Craft of Long-Form Fiction in a “Flash”" -- Deborah Reed
In this course we will look at the elements of fiction that keep a reader engaged for 300 pages. Structure, narrative arc, metaphor as cohesive thread, viewpoint, and characterization. The goal will be to produce a piece of flash fiction that resembles a novel within the span of five pages. Be prepared to put your imagination to work, get creative, and write.
Tuition fees are €650 for the first course and €600 for any additional courses. These prices include course fees, a welcome dinner, and a two-day/one-night stay at a mountain retreat in the Black Forest (meals at retreat included). Payment can be made in full or in installments (please inquire if would like to pay in installments). Payment can be paid through Reservix. However, we strongly encourage accepted applicants to pay for tuition as soon as possible since we cannot guarantee reserved spots in the courses for an extended time. A limited number of partial fee reduction scholarships are available. To apply for the program, please click here.