Students who plan to do a creative writing thesis project in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction can choose to pursue the MAPH Creative Writing Option.We will also problematize the notion of broad poetic “projects,” considering the consequences of imposing a predetermined conceptual framework on the elusive, spontaneous, and subversive act of lyric writing.Because this class is designed as a poetry workshop, your fellow students’ work will be the primary text over the course of the quarter.(Rachel Cohen) By reading and practicing writing in a variety of forms—from lyric fragments and reviews to museum wall texts and criticism for readers outside the academy—this course explores how reflecting on the visual arts gives us ways to consider subjects such as the art object in space, history, war, friendship, education, material culture, aesthetics, and coming-of-age.(Rachel De Woskin) This reading and writing seminar will acquaint students with one of the essential tools of fiction writers: characterization.I studied the hard sciences alongside the humanities alongside the social sciences, all melding together to create a truly unique experience." Aaron H., Homestead High School, Mequon, WI - 3rd Year in the College Courses can be three or five weeks long. Each summer course, regardless of length, is the equivalent of a full, quarter-long (10 week) course, and meets for a least 30 contact hours.Making its home south of Midway Plaisance in Taft House, The Program in Creative Writing is an intersection of imagination and critical inquiry.In these smaller class settings, you will be able to receive personal attention from your professors and get to know other students in your class well."Because of Summer Session I learned so much about myself and who I am in this world.These are all labels that critics and reviewers have used to characterize prose styles that call attention to themselves in distinct ways.Of course, what constitutes style not only changes over time, but also means different things in different literary traditions.