Thursday, May 4, 2017

SU17 IMF 51604 Writers' Lives - Wm Anthony Connolly

Online Class
IMF 51604 Writers' Lives

Instructor:  Wm Anthony Connolly

Class Type:  Craft/Literature

Course Description:  

This is an exploration of ideas. Ideas about what it means to be a writer, to lead a writer’s life, is the central focus of our examination. This eleven-week journey is a combination craft/literature course where you will ponder your own writing mission; seek out resources available virtually and in your own backyard, and come to a greater understanding of the community of writers. The end result of this exploration will be your Writer’s Portfolio — including your writing mission (called an Ars Poetica for poets); a short essay on your process; your best work to date (written at any time in your writing career), and your plans for the future. Every week we will discuss present-day myths and truisms about the craft; find and share prompts, tips, and explore biographies of contemporary writers.

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

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