How can creative writing become an agent of social change?
Art has been one of the most powerful mediums of social change, impact, justice. Create, Collaborate, Contribute invites students to reflect on their writing, a finished story, an undeveloped idea, a stanza of poetry. We draw inspiration and we research works of literature. We study and we understand the richness of the sum-is-more-than-parts alone. In our own work, we see and understand the transformative power of stories when they are realized with other forms of art.
We will have lots of experiments before arriving at the final prototype and its presentation. You end up with not only a writing project that creates awareness about a critical issue in your community, but it does it in an in an interdisciplinary format.
The semester is divided into 4 assignments and each assignment will be prepared with input from the candidtae.