Northeast Ohio
Master of Fine Arts

Northeast Ohio
Master of Fine Arts

IN CREATIVE WRITING

IN CREATIVE WRITING

IN CREATIVE WRITING

IN CREATIVE WRITING

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Get Published!

A Conversation on Writing & Publishing in the Rust Belt

Friday March 13th at 7:00 PM
Akron-Summit County Library
Main Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public!

FEATURED ALUMNA

Eliese Goldbach

“Everything you’ve heard is true…” Eliese Goldbach (class of 2013) discusses her forthcoming book Rust and her thoughts on the writing life.

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Current Students

Questions about courses, registration, requirements, internships, or your thesis? Find out everything you need to know on our Current Students page.

Prospective Students

Are you ready to join Ohio’s most beloved MFA writing consortium? Well you’re in luck—we’d love to have you. It’s time to broaden your horizons.

FALL 2020

Upcoming Courses

CREATIVE NONFICTION

The Forms of Love:           Writing a Community Memoir

The history of memoir is rife with “I”; self as subject, source, and point of view. In this class we’ll discuss what happens when the story of the self relies upon or requires the stories of others to be told. We’ll discuss such social formal strategies as epistolary, conversation, case study, inquiry, retelling, oral history, interview, chorus, and collage. We’ll consider the boundaries between inclusivity and appropriation; the responsibility involved in getting a communal account correct; and how we might think of memoir not as the secret story of the self but crucial public work. 

LITERATURE

Reading, Writing, Seeing: Issues in Contemporary American Screenwriting

Although it has long been a truism in Hollywood that the screenwriter gets no respect, this class will examine the work of contemporary American screenwriters as well as help students master the unique style and format of screenwriting.  In this class, we will read both contemporary American screenplays from a variety of genres and screenplay theory by leading theorists of the form, including Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell, Rosamund Davies, J. J. Murphy, and others. Along the way, we will watch and analyze several films and produce both analyses of already-produced screenplays as well as portions of our own screenplays.

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English Department
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242

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