This course is designed to inspire students to write, make them comfortable with peer critique and sharing their work, and motivate them to revise. All genres are welcome, from fantasy to humor to thriller to romance (keeping it tame!). Although the course is geared toward beginning/intermediate skill levels, all levels of writers can benefit from inspiration and feedback, so advanced writers are also welcome in the class.
Students will be expected to participate in partner critique outside of class (via email), reading portions of drafts and providing feedback for rotating partners. The instructor will take into account content that students indicate they are not comfortable reading, when assigning critique partners. Students will finish with a piece that they have crafted and revised throughout the course.
This is a 6-week class and will meet on Wednesdays: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18. Each class is 2 hours.
About the Instructor
Kari Martindale is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and spoken word artist who has been published in various literary journals and anthologies, and featured in events and readings across Maryland. She sits on the Board of Maryland Writers’ Association, manages EC Poetry & Prose, has an M.A. in Linguistics, and values kindness over niceness and justice over peace.