Writing Prompt: The God-Perspective

Today, we are going to simulate an out-of- body experience through writing. Write a complete narration of a day in your life from an omniscient perspective. Sit beside yourself in your office, home, or wherever you are or were. Observe your mood and activities without interfering (attempting to embellish or exaggerate). Walk with yourself; notice … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The God-Perspective

The “Lit” Crawl: A Creative Writing Workshop

Explore the elements of storytelling on location at some of the region’s famed cultural and historical sites. This course focuses on writing as a lived experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Class meets every week, alternating between in-class and off site excursions. Enjoy inspiration with visits to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History … Continue reading The “Lit” Crawl: A Creative Writing Workshop

LitCrawl: People Watching

Playground It is not a fair but children are playing there, On swing sets and red asphalt surrounded by overgrown weeds and tall swaying trees. It is not fair but an elder gentleman sleeps there, In gold buckled black loafers and dress socks, Basketball shorts with his arms folded in a knot. It is a … Continue reading LitCrawl: People Watching

Where the Hell is Larry?

Ways to Stay Engaged with Your Writing Why do we write? Presumably, it is because we have something to say. When the muse kisses us, whether in a classroom, sitting in a garden, at museum, or right before we get out of bed on an early Saturday morning, in an instant we are set alight … Continue reading Where the Hell is Larry?

Spring 2019 Reading List

Registration opens on January 7th and class starts on February 2nd. Don't miss out on the opportunity to a build a firm foundation for your writing. Join us as we demystify the writing process through experimentation with style and structure. To sign up click here http://stlcc.edu/CE

Writing Prompt: Empress Wu Zetian

You live in 7th century China during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian. As chief advisor to the empress, your job is to be her eyes and ears among the courtiers. Though she has purged the royal court of those who openly took issue with her legitimacy as a ruler, there are still those that … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Empress Wu Zetian

Writing Prompt: H.M.S. Erebus

You are a crew member of the H.M.S. Erebus which is frozen in an ice trap along the Northern Passage. The captain is dead and half the crew want to leave the ship to search for food. The others do not. What do you do? Want more prompts like this? Join the Write Now Creative … Continue reading Writing Prompt: H.M.S. Erebus

Labor Leaders Exhibit

The Workers' Rights are Human Rights: Labor Leaders Past and Present essay and poster are exhibit is now open and traveling between St. Louis Community College campuses. The exhibit which is available online @ laborleadersexhibit.com, features poster art and essays created by STLCC honors students, guest artists, and visiting scholars. The works are dedicated to … Continue reading Labor Leaders Exhibit

dearMoon

Poem Type: Limerick Current Event: #dearMoon By DeBuggy Bug   I choose to go to the Moon in 2023, Treasures of my choosing shall accompany, I have paid for a dream ship, Billions for a space trip, This might be the end of me in 2023.

Dummy Doll Lover

by Daphne M. Rivers Lothario, Lothario, poor boy being flung about, by a two-foot terror in white ribbons. He keeps a smile all the while, with pounding fist and parted lips, She beats that pretty face till it cracks then gives. Spoiling her Sunday best as She stoops in the dust, in cotton dress baptized … Continue reading Dummy Doll Lover

Suggested Audio: Edgar Allen Poe

“When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect ...” - Edgar Allen Poe

Lit Crawl: Lesson 01

Expected weather: Partial sunshine 76° /32°F with sunshine. If the weather forecast does not drastically change, on Saturday 9/22/18 class will meet at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the main lobby at 9 a.m. Directions will be posted in Slack. If you have any concerns about accessibility or transportation please let me know so that … Continue reading Lit Crawl: Lesson 01

Spring 18′ In-class Final Assignment

  For the final section of our spring workshop, my students and I explored the topic of creative technical writing. We defined what technical writing is, how it is used and identified examples of it in our everyday lives. Consequentially, we also discussed examples of ineffective technical writing, see “How Ikea Instructions Could Go from … Continue reading Spring 18′ In-class Final Assignment

Where Do They Get It From?

Ever wonder where some of your favorite works of "street lit" got their inspiration for sex, violence, and tragedy from? This summer we'll revisit some the Bard's most famous works. To sign up click here http://stlcc.edu/CE

Registration for Summer Urban Literature Class

This course is for aspiring urban fiction or “street lit” writers looking to hone their storytelling skills. We will explore the key themes of the genre that make for compelling and engaging storytelling. Learn how to develop narratives about life in the big cities which address, gender, violence, social politics. We will discuss representations of … Continue reading Registration for Summer Urban Literature Class

Water Yourself.

This piece was created with Botnik's Voicebox Keyboard and is a mashup of words and phrases from beauty ads. The same ginseng today you want wetter for yourself. New huggies ultrasoft with wings and conditioner is clinically proven to visibly reduce oiliness. Natural detoxifier reduces benefits for people. Now there’s new dove essential vitamins used … Continue reading Water Yourself.