Mine life experiences and transform raw material for a memoir, work of fiction, or prose poetry. Discover your voice and stimulate your creativity. Develop strategies to shape your story, achieve clarity and hone the craft of nuanced language. Acquire skills to render complex characters, distill believable dialogue and incorporate sensory detail. Like contemporary art that breaks down boundaries between art and life, the writing process includes experimentation with points of view and tense, inventing and reinventing from memory. This dynamic course focuses on the art of compelling narrative. Finished works may be a short story, chapters of a memoir or novel, a collection of prose poems, or hybrid.