Course Description

490.784 - Reading and Writing New England

From Emerson, Frost, Melville and Wharton, through such contemporary writers as John Updike, Marilynne Robinson, Tracy Kidder and Elizabeth Strout, New England is rich in literary heritage. This cross-concentration reading and craft course for the Hopkins Conference on Craft in Bar Harbor, Maine, focuses on a writer's analysis of essays, poems, stories or books set in or written by writers from this region. We'll cast a particular eye toward a sense of place, and we'll look at how works grow out of the New England literary tradition. Participants write creative and reflective responses to the readings and discussions. This condensed course counts as an elective for students in any concentration.