In this class students will explore various approaches to writing poetry, short stories, and songs. They will use their memories and imaginations. Students will use literary devices to enrich their writing voices, as they create simple plotlines, complex characters, and song lyrics. Certain assignments will incorporate choices around style: self-expression, persuasive, or narrative. Students will learn how characters can exemplify their opinions or beliefs or do the opposite. Students are expected to love reading and writing and enjoy sharing their thoughts and ideas in front of a group. The class instructor will present a variety of poems, stories, and songs to serve as models for deepening our understanding of writing forms.
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Born in Toronto, Canada, Mimi Cross is an author and songwriter who grew up in New Jersey. She received a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, where she became editor of the literary arts magazine, and an MA from NYU.
Her first two novels Before Goodbye and Shining Sea are published by Skyscape.
Learn more at mimicross.com.