Solstice Invites Area Writers to Audit Grad-Level Writing Classes

[Chestnut Hill, MA, November 2013] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program invites local writers to audit graduate-level creative writing courses during its winter residency, scheduled from January 3-12, 2014 on the Pine Manor College campus in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Classes are open to serious writers working at all levels; the registration fee is $40 per course for the general public. For course descriptions and a registration form, go to: http://www.pmc.edu/mfa-classes-for-audit.

The deadline for enrolling as an auditor for winter 2014 Residency is Friday, December 20, 2013.

Winter 2014 MFA classes that are open to the public include:

 Poetry:

·       Introduction to Prosody

·       Myth as Metaphor (cross-genre)

·       Hybrid Texts (cross-genre)

Fiction:

·       The Intriguing Beginning (short fiction)

·       The Flow of Meaning in the Novel

·       The Work and Play of the Imagination in Speculative Fiction

·       The Character’s Plot

 

Cross-Genre (fiction & nonfiction):

·       Place within Place: Inside the Outside

·       Is this a Story? Plot in Fiction and Nonfiction

·       The Body: Characterization in Fiction and Nonfiction

           

Writing for Young People:

·       Unpacking the Picture Book

·       Saying Stuff Good: A Workshop about Strengthening Your Writing with the Effective Use of Voice
 
ABOUT SOLSTICE & PINE MANOR COLLEGE

As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.