This multi-genre, collaborative workshop is devoted to writing of and about place. Students consider place both literally—writing about the city or the landscape, for example—and figuratively—writing that engages thematically and formally with location, with displacement and with the writing process itself as a form of mapping and belonging.
You have the option to enroll in the individual course without committing to the entire Certificate in Creative Writing, enjoying the flexibility and expertise offered by Penn LPS Online to suit your schedule and interests.
*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.
- Teacher, poet and assistant editor at The Conversant
Christy Davids is a teacher and a poet. She completed her BA at the University of Oregon, her MA in literature and critical theory at Sonoma State and her MFA in poetry at Temple University. Christy is an assistant editor at The Conversant and co-curates the Philadelphia-based reading series Charmed Instruments. Some of her work can be found in VOLT, Open House, The Tiny, Dusie, Jacket2, and the Poetry Foundation's Harriet among others.… Read more