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Nina, Hadley and I will be spending the summer in Cambridge, back in the same apartment Hadley spent her second and third months. We will both be teaching classes at Harvard Summer School. Mine will be an advanced creative nonfiction workshop, with some of my ideas on the writing life bleeding in, on Monday and Wed nights (Bad Advice Wednesday–Live!) while Nina’s will be an advanced fiction workshop on the novel.
Here’s the link to register: http://www.summer.harvard.edu/courses/32836.
Here’s the info on mine:
CREA S-108r Advanced Creative Nonfiction
In this course we read and write in a variety of narrative nonfiction genres. Students write, workshop, and revise two pieces over the course of the term, one of which will grow out of class exercises. We also study the work of writers such as Vivian Gornick, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Joan Didion, and Richard Rodriguez. We experiment with less traditional forms like the braided essay, but also look at the way journalism and literature can meet in work like Sullivan’s. We break down the essays we read and think about the way we build up our own essays. Students should have some previous workshop experience and should bring a 500-word writing sample to the first class
CREA S-105r Advanced Fiction: The Novel
Prerequisite: students should have completed other fiction writing courses, and a novel should be under way (a minimum of two chapters) when the semester begins.