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Reinhardt Offers Individual Creative Writing Classes

Reinhardt University’s Etowah Valley MFA in Creative Writing is offering the option for students to enroll in individual classes this summer as an auditor or non-degree-seeker.   Students over the age of 62 receive discounted tuition (75% discount for an auditor and 50% discount for a non-degree-seeker). 

Non-degree-seekers will register for ENG 497: Writer’s Workshop and can choose to enroll in a Prose, Poetry or Scriptwriting Workshop.   The Poetry workshops will be taught by Stephen Corey, editor of The Georgia Review; William Wright, co-editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology series and author of four books of poetry: Tree Heresies, Night Field Anecdote Bledsoe and Dark Orchard; and Bill Walsh, a Georgia Author of the Year whose books include Lost in the White Ruins and Under the Rock Umbrella.  

One of the Prose workshops will be taught by novelist Raymond Atkins, known for his novels Camp Redemption and Sweetwater Blues, as well as his book of humorous nonfiction essays entitled South of the Etowah.  Depending upon enrollment and interest, there may be a second fiction workshop with John Williams (Lake Moon) or Anne Corbitt, author of Rules for Lying.  There may also be a separate Creative Nonfiction workshop with Anjali Enjeti, whose essays have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Alternet, Dame, and Matter, or Karen McElmurray, author of Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey, an AWP Award Winner for Creative Nonfiction, as well as the novels The Motel of the Stars and Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven, winner of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing.

 Playwright Scott Wilkerson will be facilitating a 24-hour play festival during the Residency and possibly teaching a separate Script workshop.  His plays include Seven Dreams of Falling, Ariadne in Exile, The Revised Diagnosis of the Minotaur’s Head and Three Plays.

Screenwriter Michael Lucker will also be teaching at the Residency.   He has co-written more than twenty feature screenplays for Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal, including Vampire in BrooklynHome on The RangeGood Intentions and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.     

Non-degree-seekers attending the Residency are also welcome to attend the nightly author readings and the afternoon craft classes offered by all of the Visiting Writers.  

A non-degree-seeking student is fully enrolled in a class but not enrolled in any degree program.  A full application to the MFA program is not required.   There is a limit of 15 hours available as a non-degree-seeker.  Full class participation and feedback on writing are included. In summer 2017, tuition for a 3 credit-hour course, for a non-degree-seeker under 62 is $1425, but for those over 62 there is a 50% discount, making course tuition $712.50.  

An auditor is “one who listens.” An auditor does not participate in class discussion or receive feedback on work.  An auditor under the age of 62 receives 50% off normal tuition while an auditor over the age of 62 receives 75% off normal tuition.

Summer 2017 Tuition for non-degree seeking students
Non-degree seeking students, for academic credit
    Tuition per credit hour:  $475
    Senior Citizens (62+), per credit hour:  $237.50
Auditors
    Tuition per credit hour:  $237.50
    Senior Citizens (62+), per credit hour:  $118.75


Fall 2017- Summer 2018 Tuition for non-degree seeking students

Non-degree seeking students, for academic credit
    Tuition per credit hour:  $493
    Senior Citizens (62+), per credit hour:  $246.50
Auditors
    Tuition per credit hour:  $246.50
    Senior Citizens (62+), per credit hour:  $123.25


For information about program specifics,
please contact:

William Walsh
Program Director
BJW@reinhardt.edu

For admissions information, please contact:
Office of Professional Studies and Graduate Admissions
770-720-9191
gradadmissions@reinhardt.edu