We’ll be visiting the Yorkshire Dales for the next installment of the “Writing with…” series of online creative writing classes. In Writing with All Creatures, we will read through All Creatures Great and Small to see how James Herriot translated his experiences as a country veterinarian into the funny, charming stories so loved by generations of readers. Then we’ll apply his techniques to our own writing.
Writing with All Creatures includes six 90-minute live lectures* via Zoom, as well as a dedicated online forum for discussion and writing exercises.
Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):
*Recordings of the lectures will also be available for learners who can’t attend the live lectures.
Tuesdays, April 19 to May 24, 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 All Creatures–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.
James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small. All page references will come from the St. Martin’s paperback edition (Order: Indiebound, Amazon)
All Creatures Great and Small
(Excerpts, 40-50 pages per week)
One 300-500-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.
Chapters 28-30, 36-37, & 39
Chapters 40-44 & 48
Chapters 60-62 & 65-67