1:00 - 3:00 pm Mondays, September 13 - November 1*

Note: The museum will be closed on October 11, Columbus Day, but our class will meet via Zoom on that date in order to maintain continuity; a Zoom link will be sent to all students prior to this single online meeting.

8 Sessions
Fee: $180.00
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Literature is full of imposters: people who pretend to be someone they’re not. Some pretend for money or power, and sometimes it’s simply necessary for survival. Why are we fascinated by imposters? Is it their ability to create a fiction and inhabit it? Do they illuminate the gap between who we are and who we claim to be? Do we simply enjoy watching them be unmasked? In this class, as we continue the work of finding, sharpening and shaping our unique writing voices, we will read and discuss works of fiction, nonfiction, and drama by authors such as Nella Larson, Tomoyuki Hoshino, and Geoffrey Wolff, paired with helpful essays on the craft of writing. Experimental writing exercises will be inspired by our weekly readings. Workshops will focus on positive, helpful feedback. Open to all.

About The Lecturer

Katie Winkelstein-Duveneck

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.