This October the University of Iowa’s acclaimed International Writing Program is offering a new free online course.
The course, How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women, will focus on female authorial voices and female literary characters. Through class videos, readings and writing assignments participants will be invited to experiment with the creation of fictional characters, scenes and stories.
More experienced writers who enrol in the course will be challenged to examine their convictions and to refine and expand their craft: “Centering on character – the characters created by women writers and the female characters created by all writers – this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will lead participants through a progressive study of how authors from around the world approach each aspect of writing fiction, from voice and dialogue to plot and narrative structure.”
The course will be led by Professors Margot Livesey and Christopher Merrill. They will be supported by a teaching team made up of alumni of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This team will be available at different times of day and night to allow students from anywhere in the world and in any time zone to actively participate in the course.
This online course will be offered completely free to all participants and will welcome writers of all genders.
Orientation for the course begins on Tuesday 11 October, with the first class to commence on Thursday 13 October at 12pm CDT. New classes will then be added each week for six weeks. Writers can begin each class as soon as it is posted or they can work at your own pace.
To enrol or to find out more information visit the University of Iowa website.