Stories of Place: Writing and the Natural World MOOC-Pack


This MOOC-Pack provides the core content of our MOOC Stories of Place: Writing and the Natural World. You can use this MOOC-Pack on your own, or you can use it to lead a writing class or a study group. 

Start by clicking on Session 1  in the Stories of Place Page Menu at the left. You will find directions for the session 1 videos, audio file, transcript, writing assignment, and readings.

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You as participants will read and listen to writers (many of them former IWP Fall Residents) speaking about and writing about voice, character, setting, style, language, and about "moving the margins" of the known and the expected. And as writers you will work with balancing vivid imagination with craft, towards an inclusiveness that allows for different kinds of thinking and different kinds of writing.

This MOOC-Pack offers a progressive study through the principles of writing fiction. This MOOC-Pack has a welcome section and six learning sessions. You can access each session by clicking the appropriate link on the navigation menu to the left. You can begin with the welcome section and continue in order through sessions 1-6.