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Take my Prose Writing Workshop, 2019

Starting on January 14th, I’ll be leading a Writing Workshop at Morton College, in Cicero, Illinois. The workshop meets twice weekly and runs until May 15th. It’s a community college class, so in-district and out-of-district fees apply, but pricing can be found at the college website or by calling 708-656-8000. The class will focus on narrative non-fiction, but it will remain open to fiction. No poetry will be workshopped.

To register, go to the Morton College website and look for ENG 152-1F, Creative Writing II.

I’m not just the workshop leader but also the advisor for the Morton Collegian, the student newspaper. This class will also offer participants the possibility of having their (non-fiction) work submitted for review to the Collegian’s editors. The paper will be redesigned next year, and would like to publish more personal essays.

I hope you’ll join us!

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Take a class with me in Berlin

I’ve always wanted to teach a community college class abroad. This spring, I’ll finally get to do it!

From May 28-June 11, I’ll be teaching a Humanties 150 (Survey of the Arts) course in Berlin, Germany. The good people at Walking Tree Travel helped me set up this itinerary , and you should agree it’s a kicker. We’ll have access to the Bauhaus archives, the KW Institute, the National Galleries and much more. To add context to this trip, we’ll read Dan Vyleta’s Pavel and I and watch Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire.

If you’re a Chicago-area college student who needs an elective or a Humanities requirement, you’re free to sign up for this class. You’ll gain credit for a course and have an experience that should stay with you for the rest of your life. If you’re already planning on a European backpacking trip, knock out a college credit in the meantime, and participate in a class that’s sure to provoke thought.

Note: the college is also offering a non-credit section of the class for adults (18+) who simply want to tag along for the ride and take advantage of the benefits: a Berlin transit pass good for 2 weeks, central accommodations with daily breakfast, several tours of Berlin neighborhoods, access to museums, and also a play and concert.

Want more info? E-mail me.

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