We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Friday, July 16, 2021.
ENGL 397: Summer Creative Writing Institute
Offered only in summer as an intensive course that runs for 10 extended class days. Experimenting with both prose and poetry, students participate in workshops as well as sessions with invited speakers covering subjects such as the craft of poetry and prose, the profession of writing and publishing, and the MFA. The emphasis is on an intense workshop experience and an atmosphere of constructive critique leading to the production of a significant portfolio of writing.
July 2, 6-9, and 12-16
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
No Class on Monday, July 5
Prof. Larry Dean
Prof. Christine Simokaitis
Larry O. Dean's numerous books include Frequently Asked Questions (forthcoming 2021), Muse, Um (forthcoming 2021), Activities of Daily Living (2017), Brief Nudity (2013), Basic Cable Couplets (2012), ABBREV (2011), About the Author (2011), and I Am Spam (2004). He is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose latest solo album is Good Grief (2015); Product Placement, the sophomore album from his band, The Injured Parties, was released August 2019. For more info, go to larryodean.com.
Christine Simokaitis is a prose writer whose work has appeared in anthologies including “Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About HealthCare in America,” and the journals Upstreet, Calyx, Paper Darts, and MAKE among others. She currently teaches Composition, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction and Flash Forms at NEIU.
Please note: The University would like all English Institute students to add an emergency contact to their account when registering. This helps us stay compliant with federal regulations.
Additional note: If this class fills up with students taking the course for college credit we may not have room for non-credit enrollments. In this case, you will be given a full refund. Any students who have been removed from the University for disciplinary reasons will not be permitted to enroll for non-credit.