CRWR 3000: Writing About Place

Creative Writing
Course in Creative Writing
Course Description:

This multi-genre, collaborative course 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.

Optional Live Session Times TBA 

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.

Course Credits:
1 course unit (c.u.)*
Term Format:
Accelerated 8-Week Term
2024 Term Offered:
Fall 2 (accelerated): Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2024
Course Block:

*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 VOLTOpen HouseThe Tiny, DusieJacket2, and the Poetry Foundation's Read more


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