Four Week Writing Courses:
(can be repeated; can be $180 for Two weeks)
In these four week, one-on-one courses (see Services for descriptions) you will work with Professor Brigette or Professor Passannanti on your selected project within your genre of interest. Expect to be challenged to grow as a writer, and to be supported in your creativity in some wonderful ways.
You will be asked to read classic and contemporary works within your genre throughout the four weeks to support your growth. You will be guided through foundational literary element concepts appropriate to your level as a writer. You will be assisted in learning more about revision, major revision, and editing to help you toward independence, but with the support of very direct critique. You will be asked to improve in your daily writing practice to support your own goals of yourself as a writer.
Scheduling & Time: Your professor will individually arrange days of the week work/feedback will be exchanged, but generally work/feedback is exchanged twice per week via email (such as the student emails new work Mondays and Thursdays, and Prof. Brigette / Prof. Passannanti replies in detail to that work on Tuesdays and Fridays). You can expect that Prof. Brigette / Prof. Passannanti will spend one hour twice per week tailoring her feedback for your specific needs, goals, and project. In turn, she expects the student to spend at least one hour twice per week, but preferably one hour each day on their writing & associated reading tasks during the course. These courses can begin on any Monday of the month.
Four Week writing workshops:
(4 person minimum; 8 person maximum)
In these four week, workshop style courses (see Services for descriptions & dates) you will work with Professor Brigette or Professor Passannanti and a small group of peers. Like the individualized writing courses, these workshop courses will have reading components associated with them, as well as assignments, but the majority of the time will be spent on discussion of key aspects of your given genre, workshopping each other's pieces, creating & sharing new writing via prompts, and being part of an engaged, dedicated group of peers. This is your writer's group - you're not alone out there, and does it ever feel good to have that writer's group touchstone from time to time.
Optional: Groups can opt to have audio/video discussion components to their workshops to help engage more fully with each other beyond written online discussions. This will be decided upon and arranged per group.
Four Week Literary Courses:
(must Also purchase required texts or loan from a library)
In these four week, one-on-one courses (see Services for descriptions) you will work with Professor Brigette or Professor Passannanti to engage fully & in a personally meaningful way with the given era of literature. These courses are often stellar support to writers, as the more we read & analyze, the more the great writers affect our own work and growth. For non-writers, these courses are also a worthy use of your free time if you have a love of fine literature and deeper inquiry into what it means to be a human.
You can expect to read vigorously, banter/discuss carefully with the professor, learn close reading and analysis techniques, and submit coordinating assignments (journal reflections, essays, assigned questions) to support your deeper digestion of the materials and concepts.
Scheduling & Time: Your professor will individually arrange days of the week coursework will be exchanged, but generally work/feedback is exchanged twice per week via email (such as the student emails Mondays and Wednesdays, and Prof. Brigette/Passannanti replies in detail with lecture materials, discussion questions, feedback assignments on Tuesdays and Thursdays). These courses can begin on any Monday of the month.
Optional: Literature students can opt to have one audio/video discussion per week with their professor to enrich the learning experience.