Two-Week Intensive Course – ENGL 3517: Studies in Creative Writing
Amanda Jernigan, one of Canada’s finest writers, will be a visiting professor at Algoma University for a two-week intensive course entitled, ENGL 3517: Studies in Creative Writing. Classes are scheduled May 6-16, Monday to Friday, (9 AM to 1 PM).
Amanda Jernigan is the author of three collections of poetry — Groundwork (2011, National Public Radio Best Book), All the Daylight Hours (2013, The National Post Best Book), and Years, Months, and Days (2018, The New York Times Best Book) — and of the chapbook The Temple (2018). Amanda’s poems have appeared in journals in Canada and abroad; they have also been set to music, most recently by American composer Zachary Wadsworth. She the editor of The Essential Richard Outram (2011) and, with Evan Jones, of Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry (2015) She is also an essayist and has written for the stage.
Students in the course will have the opportunity to choose a particular genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama), and to work in it at greater depth, producing a short piece of publishable quality.They will also develop skills that will serve them as they move into the realm of professional publication: the ability to read their work aloud to an audience, to answer questions about their work and artistic practice, to read and thoughtfully comment on the work of their peers, and to consider and discuss how their own work is in conversation with other literary texts.
The course is open to all Algoma University students. Members of the community are also welcome to enroll.
Those interested can contact the Chair of the English and History Department, Dr. Michael John DiSanto, at [email protected] or 705-949-2301, extension 4347.