Tell me the story.
The “Lit” Crawl: A Creative Writing Workshop
Explore the elements of storytelling on location at some of the region’s famed cultural and historical sites. This course focuses on writing as a lived experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Class meets every week, alternating between in-class and off site excursions. Enjoy inspiration with visits to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History … Continue reading The “Lit” Crawl: A Creative Writing Workshop
LitCrawl: People Watching
Playground It is not a fair but children are playing there, On swing sets and red asphalt surrounded by overgrown weeds and tall swaying trees. It is not fair but an elder gentleman sleeps there, In gold buckled black loafers and dress socks, Basketball shorts with his arms folded in a knot. It is a … Continue reading LitCrawl: People Watching
Poem Type: Limerick Current Event: #dearMoon By DeBuggy Bug I choose to go to the Moon in 2023, Treasures of my choosing shall accompany, I have paid for a dream ship, Billions for a space trip, This might be the end of me in 2023.
Dummy Doll Lover
by Daphne M. Rivers Lothario, Lothario, poor boy being flung about, by a two-foot terror in white ribbons. He keeps a smile all the while, with pounding fist and parted lips, She beats that pretty face till it cracks then gives. Spoiling her Sunday best as She stoops in the dust, in cotton dress baptized … Continue reading Dummy Doll Lover
Suggested Audio: Edgar Allen Poe
“When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect ...” - Edgar Allen Poe
Spring 18′ In-class Final Assignment
For the final section of our spring workshop, my students and I explored the topic of creative technical writing. We defined what technical writing is, how it is used and identified examples of it in our everyday lives. Consequentially, we also discussed examples of ineffective technical writing, see “How Ikea Instructions Could Go from … Continue reading Spring 18′ In-class Final Assignment
Where Do They Get It From?
Ever wonder where some of your favorite works of "street lit" got their inspiration for sex, violence, and tragedy from? This summer we'll revisit some the Bard's most famous works. To sign up click here http://stlcc.edu/CE .
Suggested Reading List
To craft compelling and believable narratives about urban dwelling, it is imperative to have a good grasp of how it is experienced and portrayed in both fiction and nonfiction. Here are some of my favorite reads to draw inspiration from.
Summer Urban Literature Class
Ever wonder what the surveillance state has in store for the future? Wanna write about it?
Registration for Summer Urban Literature Class
This course is for aspiring urban fiction or “street lit” writers looking to hone their storytelling skills. We will explore the key themes of the genre that make for compelling and engaging storytelling. Learn how to develop narratives about life in the big cities which address, gender, violence, social politics. We will discuss representations of … Continue reading Registration for Summer Urban Literature Class