Katie Winkelstein-Duveneck holds an MA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston, as well as a BA in Theology and Creative Writing from Bard. She has taught writing and literature at the college level for a number of years, has created innovative course curricula, and has authored numerous scholarly publications. Among her students are newly published writers of fiction and non-fiction as well.
0100. CREATIVE WRITING and LITERATURE: A Workshop Series
CREATIVE WRITING and LITERATURE: A Workshop Series
“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – James Baldwin
Every writer has a unique voice, as distinctive as a fingerprint. In this course we will focus on finding, sharpening and shaping our writing voices. As we do so, we will read works of fiction and nonfiction by authors who write about relationships –family, romance, friendship, obsession, rivalry, and even some kinds of relationships that defy definition– with a particular focus on writings about very long and very short relationships. We will read a variety of authors including James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Flannery O’Connor and Franz Kafka, paired with helpful essays on the craft of writing by Octavia Butler, Walter Mosley, John Gardner, and others. Experimental writing exercises will be inspired by our weekly readings. Workshops will focus on positive, helpful feedback. Open to all.