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F16A5 Creative Writing

As prospective writers, we will begin by asking what makes us want to write and what excuses we cultivate for not writing. We will share topics that serve as natural subjects, and consider things that might serve as unexpected triggers. We will practice habits such as scribbling down notes during the course of the day. But most of all, we will write. While my own experience has emphasized fiction, poetry and drama are also fair game. We will share at least parts of our projects with the intention of giving and receiving constructive feedback. Our goal is to have, by the end of the course, a promising work in progress and the momentum to continue working on it afterward.

Instructor: Robert Goebel holds degrees in Spanish and German from the University of Arizona. His PhD in German is from Rutgers. If forced to name a specialty, he chooses the Age of Goethe, but his interests are eclectic. He has been teaching at JMU since 1988. He dabbled in poetry from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, but always fantasized about writing fiction. He finally began doing so on 1 December 2006--and has not stopped.


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Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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