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2016 Summer Course

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ENGL3335 - Creative Writing Workshop: Food Writing in Paris 
taught by Professor Lynne Christy Anderson

Program Dates: June 2016

Overview: This creative writing workshop explores the intersection between food and culture, drawing on the markets, cafés, boulangeries, and bistros of this multi-ethnic city. Students will write in a variety of genres from essay and memoir, where they’ll consider  the way place shapes their thoughts on food and eating, to literary journalism, profiling the diversity of today’s Paris food scene—its people, neighborhoods, and foods.  

3 credits, fulfills English major elective

All BC students are eligible to apply.

For more information about the program, dates, and tuition contact:

The Office of International Programs


ENGL3314 - Creative Writing Workshop with Professor Suzanne Matson
Fulfillment: elective; Cultural Diversity Core

Writing Out of Place is a three-week, three-credit course based in Mussoorie, a town in the Himalayas.

Program Dates: June 1 - June 22, 2016

This writing workshop, to be held in Mussoorie, India, will foreground, by the fact of our journey, questions of location and dislocation. Writing is always a complex negotiation between what we know and what we imagine, what we see and what we project or interpret. Such negotiation is greatly intensified for the person “out of place”—a condition that one, as a traveler, chooses to inhabit. Our travel experience to the Himalayan Mountains will provide us with abundant cultural, geographic, and ecological material to draw from and write about, but distance will also produce a fresh encounter with the concept of “home.” These are rich matters to investigate as writers, and we will explore location and dislocation through three forms: nonfiction narrative, poetry, and fiction."Writing out of Place" will take students on a journey they'll never forget. With a small, supportive group of peers, they will gain insight into another culture, build their stamina walking the beautiful forested trails of the Himalayas, and develop their skills as creative writers.

A Passage to India

Eight undergraduates representing a range of class years, schools and majors joined Professor of English Suzanne Matson for a transformative creative writing experience at the foothills of the Himalayas.


Ireland: Past, Present, Future

Program Dates: August, 2016

taught by Professor Joseph Nugent - for more information contact:
The Office of International Programs



Below are BC students who participated in Professor Suzanne Berne's creative writing workshop in India.

BC students in India
BC students studying in India.