The University of Iowa

New free online MOOC from the IWP -- Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion



Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion

The International Writing Program (the IWP) at the University of Iowa presents, with generous support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of State, the course "Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion." This course will be given as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) July 15 - Aug. 31, but the course site will remain open until Sept. 15. You may take the course at your own pace during that window of time.
You as participants will read and listen to writers (many of them former IWP Fall Residents) speaking about and writing about voice, character, setting, style, language, and about “moving the margins” of the known and the expected. And as writers balancing vivid imagination and craft, you will work towards an inclusiveness that allows for different kinds of thinking and different kinds of writing.
The course content includes writers who are both native and non-native English speakers, and we welcome those of you who are working on your own English language skills. Reading and listening to writers from a variety of backgrounds, and locating your own voice and experience through the writing of stories are strong language practice techniques.
The course is open and active. Learn more here, or go straight to enrolling here.


No experience is necessary.

These online courses are open to all writers at all levels.
You'll be able to go at your own schedule.
And registration is entirely free!


Enroll or Sign In Here

If you've already enrolled, sign in here

Our MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are open to anyone,
anywhere in the world, FREE of charge.
Our current MOOC session is running now through Aug. 31,
though the course site will remain open until Sept. 15. You may take the course at your own pace during that window of time & enrollment is open throughout the course here 

More info below, or learn more here 

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