Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Information Session Creative Writing in Rome

The English Department will be holding an information session on Friday, December 4, 3:30-4:30pm in Thompson Hall, room 135 for students interested in the Summer 2016 Creative Writing in Rome Program.

All students are welcome to apply. No experience in literary analysis or creative writing is presumed. The Summer Creative Writing in Rome Program is open to anyone (undergraduates, graduates, graduate students, alumni, citizens-at-large) seeking to join an intensive program in the written arts. The ideal participant for this program will be interested in creative writing, ready to take intellectual and creative risks, open to the challenges and excitement of living in a foreign city, and open to having a grand adventure.

The application is now open on the study abroad website! Application deadline: January 29, 2016.

NOTE: If you spoke with me at the study abroad fair earlier this month, the date was erroneously discussed as January 31st. It has been changed to January 29th!

Summer Creative Writing in Rome
June 20 - July 20, 2016 (4.5 weeks, 15 credits)
(modified A-Term dates)

JOIN a band of ink-stained adventurers for a month of concentrated exercise and conversation in and about the Eternal City. We explore Rome from a variety of perspectives--as avid readers and intrepid writers, through history and geography, art and architecture, language and literature, not to mention the color and flavor of daily life in Italy, where they know carpe diem is more than a catch-phrase. Following in the footsteps of those poets, painters, saints and soldiers who for some two and a half millennia have traveled where all roads lead, we'll write our way into the heart of the city, poking into the foundations of civilization as we go, honing our writerly skills and enthusiasms in conversation, practice, and stride.
Classes will be held at the University of Washington Rome Center at the 17th-century Palazzo Pio, situated in the vibrant center of the city’s historical district, as well as out and about in the city itself. A number of field trips, museum visits, and excursions will also be included in the program fee. Housing will be in shared apartments arranged by the UW Rome Center.

"I don't think any given year I've spent at the UW has affected me as profoundly as that single month I spent in Rome."

--Alden Witt, past participant