Calling all writers! There's a new MOOC available from the University of Iowa Writing Program. Here's the announcement:
Fiction and Inclusion
New MOOC The International Writing Program (the IWP) at the University of Iowa presents, with generous support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of State, the course "Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion." This course will be given as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) July 15 - Aug. 31, but the course site will remain open until Sept. 15. You may take the course at your own pace during that window of time.You as participants will read and listen to writers (many of them former IWP Fall Residents) speaking about and writing about voice, character, setting, style, language, and about “moving the margins” of the known and the expected. And as writers balancing vivid imagination and craft, you will work towards an inclusiveness that allows for different kinds of thinking and different kinds of writing.The course content includes writers who are both native and non-native English speakers, and we welcome those of you who are working on your own English language skills. Reading and listening to writers from a variety of backgrounds, and locating your own voice and experience through the writing of stories are strong language practice techniques.