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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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….