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Free online course from the grandmother of all creative writing courses – the University of Iowa

The very first creative writing workshops were pioneered at the University of Iowa in the 1930s and they still have a mighty reputation today.

They are now offering a free open online course to explore Walt Whitman’s writings on the American Civil War,  looking at how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation – in Whitman’s time and today.

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Whitman’s Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster is open to everyone and they mean everyone. Erxperienced writers and absolute beginners can apply, people who are already experts in Walt Whitman and those who have never heard of the 19th century American poet are welcome.

That’s not all, the International Department at Iowa promise:

Participants who are nonnative speakers of English, new to online learning, and/or new to writing are encouraged to join this new international community. Our community moderators will actively support your participation.

And it is all free  to everyone in the world. Yep, say it again.
Free.
Everyone.
in.
the.
world.

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You will need a computer or mobile device with a stable internet connection but if you don’t have that they will try to find a local access group near where you live. Email  distancelearning.iwp@gmail.com if that applies to you.

The course begins on July 18. You can find all the other information you need HERE. And, do, please spread the word….

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9 comments on “Free online course from the grandmother of all creative writing courses – the University of Iowa

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    June 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    This course is all FREE TO EVERYONE in the world who have access to a computer or mobile device with a stable internet connection…

  2. Sistaseh
    June 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on Whispering Tree and commented:
    Bridget Whelan writer, posts about a free online writing course run by Iowa University.

  3. suzannebowditch
    June 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on suzannebowditch and commented:
    Wow I have to share this 🙂

  4. Mary Rose McCarthy
    June 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on Keep on writing.

  5. This is a really great course- I did one a couple of years ago & would highly recommend.

  6. James F. O'Neil
    June 17, 2016

    Thank you for sharing this. What a wonderful opportunity for us to participate. It is only time…

  7. C.J. Black
    June 18, 2016

    Reblogged this on chrislack2012.com shared on twitter/linkedIn.

  8. susioddball
    June 18, 2016

    Am at 88 London really now xxxx

    Sent from my iPad

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  9. aurorajeanalexander
    June 26, 2016

    Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    Thank you so much, Bridget Whelan, for this information!

    This course is all FREE TO EVERYONE in the world who have access to a computer or mobile device with a stable internet connection…

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