CREATIVE WRITING COURSES
Introduction to Fiction: Writing from Experience
6 weeks: Tuesdays, June 14 - July 19, 2011, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$125 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $100)
Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
In this introductory creative writing workshop, FCLA's Miami: City of Refuge writer-in-residence, Chenjerai Hove, will discuss how to transform personal experience into works of fiction. Through the use of inspirational examples (his own stories and those of other authors), informal question-and-answer sessions, and writing exercises, Hove will guide students who are beginning their journeys as fiction writers. After discussing example texts during the first day of class, students will attend subsequent classes with work written in response to the exercises; these will be workshopped by Hove and students with an eye toward improvement in the rewrite stage.
Chenjerai Hove is a Zimbabwean author, poet, essayist, playwright, and human rights activist. He has a bachelor’s degree in education and holds the equivalent to a master’s degree with specializations in African literature, socio-linguistics and literary theory. Hove is the founder of the Zimbabwe Writers Union and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (Zimrights). He has lectured on the craft of writing as well as social justice at major universities across the globe. In 1988, he received the highest prize in literature given on the African Continent (the NOMA award) for his novel Bones.
Date and Time
June 14 - July 19, 2011
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$125, pre-registration required
(Current MDC faculty staff and students: $100)
This is a Community Education (non-credit) course.