CRWZ 1003 Poetry Writing Tools of Dissent & Empowe ( 1 class - found)
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CRWZ 1003 (16 Hours)
Poetry Writing Tools of Dissent & Empowe
Course Description: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story within you."-Maya Angelou. What the phenomenal author, poet and essayist Maya Angelou said about depicting one's stories to the world is equally applicable to poetry and storytelling, more so in poetry as poetry writing is the by-product of a restless, volatile mind that reacts instantaneously to the incongruities, prejudices and constraints of our society. From Walt Whitman to Charles Baudelaire, from Rita Dove to Maya Angelou to the most contemporary poets have used their poetic voice and unique styles of visual storytelling as forms of empowerment and dissent. As a published poet of two poetry collections and of contemporary anthologies, in this course, I propose to illustrate how poetry/spoken words can be vehicles of social change in a prosaic, comatose world, with readings from these poets/anthologies that matter and conduct poetry writing workshops emphasizing on both style/forms of poetry as well as the content that narrates, educates and empowers society. The workshops are supposed to include constructive critiquing and sharing insights. The aim is to strengthen the aspiring writers' literary voice with the tool of poetry.
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CRWZ-1003-81001 (1290900) Poetry Writing: Tools of Disse
Course Description: This advanced class is for those who have completed a basic or beginning writing course. In this class you will receive specific feedback from the professor and your classmates on portions of writings you have completed. Your writing may be in any genre, including stories, poems, essays, memoir, blogs or children s books. This class will also help you organize and edit your work to get it ready for publication. If you want to take your writing to the next level, this class is for you.