IN PERSON Learning from The Masters
Feb. 2 - 23
Instructor: Laura Swart
MEMBER PRICE $127.50 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $170.00
We learn by understanding essence, Hans Gadamer contends, so who better to teach us than the masters? In this course, we’ll read from such cherished authors as George Orwell, James Baldwin, Joseph Conrad, Gabrielle Roy, John Howard Griffin, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Itabari Njeri, John Steinbeck, Ryszard Kapuscinski—and perhaps even the Bard himself. We’ll examine characters, dialogue, time and place, subplots, imagery, syntax—and we’ll apply lessons learned to our own pieces-in-progress.
This class take place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Laura Swart is a novelist, poet, and playwright. She has taught creative and critical writing to adults for over thirty years, encouraging students to find and raise their writing voices. Her humanitarian work around the world—most recently in Ethiopia and Ukraine—have shaped her thinking, her teaching, and her writing.