In Writing with Mark Twain we will read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer together and examine Mark Twain’s writerly methods and techniques. Then we will apply those methods in our own writing.
Writing with Mark Twain includes six 90-minute live lectures* via Zoom, as well as a dedicated online forum for discussion and writing exercises.
*Recordings of the lectures will also be available for learners who can’t attend the live lectures.
Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):
Tuesdays, September 20 to October 25, 2022
Student Cohort: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Central
Adult Cohort: 3:00 to 4:30p.m. Central
Adults, High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers
There are two “cohorts” of Writing With Mark Twain–one for adults (college-age and up), and one for high-school and middle-school students.
The course content is the same for either cohort, but the two cohorts will attend separate lecture/discussions and participate in separate forums. Adults will be interacting with adults, and students will be interacting with students.
Please register for the appropriate cohort.
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
All page references will come from the Penguin Classics paperback (Order: Indiebound, Amazon)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (6 chapters, approx. 40 pages per week)
One 500-word writing exercise per week
One live 90-minute lecture/discussion via Zoom
Throughout the week, learners will discuss the reading, the lectures, and their writing exercises in a dedicated online forum.