Write your story! These online classes are your opportunity to craft your emotional truth through the art of narrative. Learn craft, process, interact with writers, and express your creativity in a space that honors your story.
You will leave class with a draft or one or more stories, ideas that you will further explore, a thesis about your literary approach, and/or most significantly, a deeper understanding of how and why your story is significant.
All residents of Hawai’i receive a 20% kama’aina discount.
Use code “HIDOE2020” when you register.
Women’s Creative Writing Workshop courses are mixed-level courses that emphasize the cultivation of voice and an understanding of narrative.
The 5-week format prioritizes the cultivation of voice and encourages women to express their creativity and emotional truth on the page, to ask and seek support for their work or ideas, and to further their writing abilities by understanding basic craft and process skills. There are several visiting writers, required reading, in-class writing, and students have the option to receive critique on one piece of writing at the end of the workshop session.
All classes are MA/MFA style classes and feature texts written by women. While many take the course in sequential order, this is not required.
The goal of the Intersectionality: Manuscript Workshop, a multi-genre MFA style workshop, is to work towards the completion of a manuscript with the support of women who support your journey as a writer. Experience personal attention and support from peers who want to see you achieve your writing goals. While there is assigned reading, there is no in-class writing. All writers will be workshopped twice in class, and at the end of the workshop commit to one additional time to exchange work with several others outside of the class. These groups are determined by the instructor and follow the protocol established within the workshop.
The 10-week Asian/Asian American Women’s Creative Writing Workshop is designed to support Asian/Asian American women who seek to read and understand some of the main thematic and aesthetic ideas that appear in Asian/Asian American women’s literature. Students explore literary craft skills, writing process, and how voice is linked to narrative. This workshop features a few visiting writers, required reading, in-class writing, and students have the option of workshopping one piece of writing during the last half of the course.
POWER JOURNAL: How to Write Your Truth is a class that encourages women to author a manuscript of personal truths by responding to a series of journal prompts that serve as a framework for the inner self. Through guided exploration supported by peer interaction and in-class writing, the student is empowered to synthesize her moral and ethical values, and in so doing, author a book of her personal philosophy.
There are optional assignments to encourage the practice of a reflective writing practice. Power Journal invites the student into critical analysis of belief by positing that the more clearly the student knows what she believes, the more easily she can manifest who she desires to be.