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Free Online Poetry and Playwriting Course Begins July 17th !


This course runs from July 17, 2017 to September 5, 2017Power of the Pen

Here’s more from the Information Release I received:

“On July 17, 2017, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open “Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays”, a free massive open online course. This creative writing MOOC will focus on writing about identities, communities, and social issues in poetry and plays. There is no cost to enroll; registration is completely free for all participants. No writing experience is required. This MOOC welcomes writers of all communities and identities.”

You can Sign Up here

And, here’s a Course Overview:

This MOOC will:

  • Encourage you to experiment in both poetry writing and playwriting

  • Encourage you to explore the intersections between these two genres

  • Encourage you to explore the intersections of individual, community, and global identities

  • Encourage you to examine the effect of current social issues on individual, community, and global identities

  • Foreground the principles of writing poetry and plays

  • Support your experience of creative and cultural exchange with writers around the world!

For more detailed info and a Class Schedule Go Here

But, I should mention, there’s “…a way for you to earn formal recognition for your work.”

So, check out the folks conducting the course in this video:


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5 responses to “Free Online Poetry and Playwriting Course Begins July 17th !

  1. Angela Yuriko Smith July 11, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I’ve signed up and will share on my blog. I’m excited to see how a MOOC works.

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    • Alexander M Zoltai July 11, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Whoa! So good to see you here :-)

      I think the international nature of the MOOC is one of the coolest parts; plus, they’ll make it easy to share comments and thoughts and feelings with other folks taking the course :-)

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      • Angela Yuriko Smith July 11, 2017 at 2:49 pm

        Have you ever participated in an MOOC before?

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        • Alexander M Zoltai July 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

          Many years ago; before my writing became my main task :-)

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