The very first creative writing workshops were pioneered at the University of Iowa in the 1930s and they still have a mighty reputation today.
They are now offering a free open online course to explore Walt Whitman’s writings on the American Civil War, looking at how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation – in Whitman’s time and today.
Whitman’s Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster is open to everyone and they mean everyone. Erxperienced writers and absolute beginners can apply, people who are already experts in Walt Whitman and those who have never heard of the 19th century American poet are welcome.
That’s not all, the International Department at Iowa promise:
Participants who are nonnative speakers of English, new to online learning, and/or new to writing are encouraged to join this new international community. Our community moderators will actively support…
View original post 85 more words