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So You Want to Be a Poet 
Day/Time  Tuesday 1:30-4:00 
Location C-106
Session12 weeks 9/11
Limit: 25

This creative writing course involves writing poetry, reading/sharing students' poems in the class, and gentle critiquing. The only rule is that there are no rules except you can't say anything bad about your own writing. Course text (available from the instructor for free): Clinging to the Mountain. Please read I Have a Dream for the first class.

Coordinator: Peter Saunders and Victoria Branigan

Peter has an MFA in poetry from Goddard College and a Ph.D. in Narrative Gerontology from Union Institute and University. He has published books of poetry and many chapbooks. Victoria is a publisher, writer, and entrepeneur.




Telling Stories 
Day/Time  Friday 10:30-11:50 
Location C-115
Session12 weeks 9/14
Limit: 20

This is a class in which you will tell your stories using various forms: short story, memoir, flash fiction, creative non-fiction. The last two are relatevely new genres being seen in literary magazines. The stories for this class may be fact or fiction; all have components in common. You will read examples of each and find which genre is comfortable for you. You will write each week, and your material will be read and discussed in class.

Coordinator: June Calender

June has written in almost all forms, especially stage plays. Lately she has published poems, fiction, flash fiction and creative nonfiction in literary magazines. She has been the chair of A.L.L. Reflections Committee for several years and taught writing courses that have a biographical slant.




Writing Incubator 
Day/Time  Thursday 3:30-5:00 
Location Downtown Campus, Hyannis
Session12 weeks 9/13
Limit: 16

In the literary world, an incubator is a group of like-minded people who provide space and time while offering encouragement and mentoring to accomplish writing goals. This is a class that permits and encourages the formation and development of new ideas and stories. We encourage all genres of writing.

Coordinator: Nancy Shoemaker, Wade Sayer and Pete Stringer

Nancy is a printer, graphic designer, publisher, and photographer. Wade's masterful writing runs from children's books to gritty and powerful chronicles of the Vietnam War. Pete is a local sports celebrity and writer and a long-distance runner with many previous lives.