Course Spotlight: CRW251 – Worldbuilding

In Spring 2019, we’re trying out a brand new class. This one focuses on the process of worldbuilding–the development of fictional worlds within which to set your creative endeavors. We’ll look at existing worlds from a variety of media–literature, film, comics, gaming, roleplaying–in order to derive replicable strategies and skills we can then use in our own creative work. As best we can, we’ll also take guidance and inspiration from the real world and from history, hoping to create memorable and immersive worlds of our own to explore.

CRW251 – Worldbuilding is a multi-genre course, so writers and participants of all kind are welcome. Novelists, comics, filmmakers, poets, gamers, and all others looking for a creative outlet are welcome here.  Throughout the semester, we’ll collaborate on some projects, work solo on others, and ultimately develop a supportive atmosphere to develop your creative pieces. As a hybrid course, we’ll meet face to face once a week (Thursdays from 10 to 11:15AM) and conduct other business online.

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