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

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?

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

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.