The International Writing Program (the IWP) at the University of Iowa presents, with generous support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of State, the course “Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion.” This course will be given as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in mid-July.
Participants will read and listen to writers (many of them former IWP Fall Residents) speaking about and writing about voice, character, setting, style, language, and about “moving the margins” of the known and the expected. And as writers you will work with “ balancing vivid imagination with craft, towards an inclusiveness that allows for different kinds of thinking and different kinds of writing.”
The course content includes writers who are both native and non-native English speakers. Those of you who are working on your own English language skills are also welcome . Reading and listening to writers from a variety of backgrounds, and locating your own voice and experience through the writing of stories are strong language practice techniques.
Registration for the course will open in late June, and we would do a blog post including a link where you can register .
These online courses are open to all writers at all levels. No experience is necessary at all- it is open to both established and non-established writers.
You’ll be able to take the course at your own schedule and convenience. Best part is, registration is entirely free!