Creative Writing Through Mapping Landscapes
This course will focus on you, the young writer, as we traverse both internal and external landscapes, as we read a small sampling of some of the very best Modern poetry and prose so that, when you sit down to draft poems and longer prose pieces for the workshop component of this class, you will know what all writers and mapmakers know: you must know “where you are” and “where you are going.” Note: There is a walking/exploration/nature component to this class.
- Experience your creativity sitting on Mark Twain’s porch!
- Lean to see the world like a writer.
- Take part in a writer’s circle.
- Enjoy some Modern poetry and prose.
Brandon Pettit, who teaches this course, earned an MFA in poetry from the University of South Florida and studied with many extraordinary writers including Jay Hopler (2005 Yale Younger Series Book Award), Ricardo Pau-Llosa (Pulitzer prize nominated poet), and Ira Sukrungruang (author of the memoir, "The Adventures of Buddhist Boy"). Brandon has published his own poetry and prose around the world, most recently in places such as CALIBAN, Poetry Salzburg Review (University of Salzburg, Austria), and antiTHESIS (University of Melbourne, Australia). He is currently a Writing Lecturer at Elmira College.