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2015 Summer Course

english department

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: May 14 - June 5, 2015

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.

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.