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MEET THE AUTHORS: EXPLORING THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Steve Brewer, abqbrewer@gmail.com

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
New Mexico's landscapes, traditions and people have captivated and inspired artists and writers since the earliest petroglyphs. In the 21st Century, the Land of Enchantment continues to nurture the imaginations of writers who work in fiction, poetry and non-fiction. In this semester, we'll meet 10 working writers from a variety of genres. Each week, students will read and discuss works by the visiting author.

READINGS AND TEXTS
Students will be required to read anything by the visiting author – article, poems, short story, novel. Final author lineup will be announced on the first day of classes.

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
Students are expected to attend every class and to bring at least 10 typewritten questions to ask each visiting author. Classroom discussion is the most important part of this seminar. Also required are three papers – two at a maximum of five pages and one maximum 10 pages.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Steve Brewer, author of 29 books, is a longtime instructor in Honors. A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, he is a former journalist and syndicated columnist. His first novel, LONELY STREET, was made into a 2009 Hollywood movie.