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Meet your instructor!
Andrea Lochen is the author of two novels, The Repeat Year (Penguin 2013), and Imaginary Things (forthcoming April 2015). She teaches Creative Writing and Composition at UW-Waukesha. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UW-Madison and her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, where she also received the Hopwood Novel Award for a draft of The Repeat Year. You can learn more at her author website: www.andrealochen.com.
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Meet your instructor: Lauren Gordon
Writing has always been a huge part of Lauren’s life, and when she returned to college as a non-traditional student after many years away, she knew it was the path she wanted to pursue. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa with her Associates of Arts degree from Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she moved on to get her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Iowa, where she graduated with High Honors and a minor in Creative Writing. She then continued her studies and received her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire.
Lauren has had many poems published in various journals and anthologies, and was featured on Iowa National Public Radio. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013 and three Best of the Net awards in 2014. Her most recent chapbook Meaning Fingers was published in August of 2014, and she has two additional chapbooks forthcoming in 2015. She is also very active in the poetry community, and holds workshops and gives poetry readings in various cities throughout the Midwest. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from Lauren’s experiences!
Writing for ESL - Online!
Has your academic or career progress been slowed by the challenges of writing in English? Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. This course will show you what English readers expect and how your writing can achieve your goals. Average hours 24, 6 week course.
Grammar Refresher - Online!
Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths. Average hours 24, 6 week course.
Business and Marketing Writing - Online!
Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe your boss made you the company writer, but you've never had any training. Or maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career.
Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded!
Beginning Writer's Workshop - Online!
If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles.
This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece.