(Online) Getting Started: Creative Writing

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Do you have a memoir, novel, or chapbook trapped inside of you? Set it free with this course about the basic elements of creative writing. Every week, participants will read creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, and apply their reading to exercises designed to generate pieces that effectively utilize character, setting, and plot. Participants will leave the workshop with a familiarity with multiple genres; initial drafts of fiction, poetry and/or nonfiction pieces; and a set of writing exercises they can use to maintain their creative momentum.

About Mathangi Subramanian

Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., is a writer, educator, and the author of A People's History of Heaven. In 2016, her novel, Dear Mrs. Naidu, won the South Asia Book Award and was shortlisted for the Hindu-Goodbooks Prize.

Teaching Style: Over the past 16 years, Mathangi has taught students ranging from incarcerated youth in New York to English language learners in a Bangalore slum to pre-service teachers at an Ivy League University. Her teaching style combines high expectations with high support. Whatever your background, Mathangi believes you have a story to tell, and that her job is to help you tell it in the most authentic way possible.

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