January and July Residencies
Sample Craft Lectures
Craft Lectures in poetry, fiction and nonfiction are offered every residency. Writing is an art, but it is also a craft for which tools can be recommended, and techniques can be learned. All students are required to attend all craft lectures in all genres.
Topics for recent craft lectures in poetry have included:
The Line and How to Break It
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Poets
At the Edges of Free Verse: Prose Poetry and Prosy Poetry: A Consideration of Prose Poetry and Long-lined Free Verse.
Bobby C. Rogers
Topics for recent craft lectures in fiction have included:
The Said and the Unsaid: Tips on Writing Dialogue
Writing Historical Fiction
From Where I Stand: Some Thoughts on Perspective in Narrative Prose
Topics for recent craft lectures in nonfiction have included:
Fiction Technique in Creative Nonfiction: The “I” as Character, and Other Imaginative Introductions of the Objective into the Subjective
Writing Through Grief
Conventions of Form in Nonfiction