Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
Spring 2011 Course Descriptions

This course presents the process of planning and implementing community arts programs, whether in an educational setting or within an independent or government-sponsored organization.  Students receive hands-on training in connection with the River City Writers Series.  Emphasis is on the teaching of professional and practical skills required to organize and administer events.  Students will produce and market author interviews and book reviews.  Related topics include grant writing for organizations, individuals, writers' conferences and colonies, and other forms of community outreach.


Requirements and Grading



Presentation on author:  25%      



Funding proposal – partner with a student organization:  25%


Participation in discussions, event planning, and authors' events:   50%



Required Texts

Any edition of the books is acceptable. 




Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison


A book by Madison Smart Bell is TBA


To Be Read in 500 Years, by Albert Goldbarth


The Practical Heart, by Allan Gurganus


Selected handouts






5:30 - 8:30 pm

Cary Holladay

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