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Writing Philadelphia: A Creative Workshop

ENGL 410.941
TR 5:30-9:20pm

Summer Session I: May 23-June 29, 2016

This creative writing workshop will be devoted to engaging with the diverse literary histories of Philadelphia, from its vibrant poetry and spoken-word scene to its many celebrated and award-winning practitioners of creative and journalistic prose. Students will engage with literatures of the city as readers, but also, and more importantly, as writers crafting and workshopping their own original creative works in ways that engage their own experience of the city: its landscape, architecture, cultural history, arts, and even food. Our class will culminate in individual creative portfolios; we will also design and plan a collaborative final project, which could include a podcast series, public event, or online literary archive of Philadelphia.