This course is an immersive, service
learning opportunity. English 409 students meet with young writers in the
community, to teach creative writing techniques and to write a text collaboratively.
These young community partners are in various programs throughout Muncie,
including Motivate our Minds, Storer Elementary, and Boys & Girls Club of Muncie.
Objectives include the enrichment of the creative writing major, through
engagement in the local community; through the scholarly study of poetry,
fiction, and nonfiction; through relevant essays about creative writing
pedagogy and community engagement; and through the use of critical and creative
examinations of the student’s own and collaborative work created for the class.
The end product will be a public community reading and published collection.
English 409, which is
directed and taught by Sean Lovelace, maintains the following goals and
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