For the next installment of the “Writing with…” series, we are headed to the countryside of Regency-era England. In Writing with Jane Austen, we will read Pride and Prejudice together in order to understand how Jane Austen created a story that remains compelling more than two centuries later. Then we will apply her principles and techniques to our own writing.
Writing with Jane Austen 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):
Narration and Point of View
Withholding Information, Revealing Information
Creating Memorable Characters
Showing and Telling
Handling “Big Ideas”
*Recordings of the lectures will also be available for learners who can’t attend the live lectures.
Tuesdays, April 6 to May 11, 2021.
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 Jane Austen–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.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Ten Chapters from Pride and Prejudice (35-40 pages)
One 500-word writing exercise
One live 90-minute lecture/discussion via Zoom
I will post several discussion questions each week. Hopefully they will lead to fruitful discussion in which you can participate as time allows.