RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 013 Workshop with Incarcerated Poets and Artists: The Art of Place
Term: WN 2019
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
65.00
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The outcome statistics for Washtenaw County youth offenders are shocking – according to the Youth Arts Alliance, 85% of youth offenders will either be in prison or dead by the age of 25. Non-profits like YAA! and the Prison Creative Arts Program (PCAP) are working now with the RC Creative Writing program to help make a difference. If you have an interest in teaching creative writing, working with arts non-profits, working with kids, or engaging in social justice work, this class is for you. This course will explore Creative Writing Pedagogy in a practical and hands-on way; we’ll develop writing prompts, experiments and procedures to help incarcerated writers, age 13-16, to create and revise new poems, culminating in a final poetry chapbook. We’ll meet once a week to discuss creative writing pedagogy and how to create exercises and syllabi; the second class meeting will be held at Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center with incarcerated youth offenders, in partnership with Youth Arts Alliance. Goals of the class: learning about incarcerated artists and writers; learning how to lead creative writing workshops for a public population in general and high school students in particular; leading prompts and workshops; producing a lot of writing of your own; developing a final collaborative project with the class, compiling, editing, printing a chapbook, and organizing a final group reading. Together, we will be learning about writing in response to art/ art in response to writing, Ouilipo and Dada experiments, found texts, collage, erasures, imitations, and experiments. Mostly, we’ll all work very hard together to produce something exciting and new. Series poems, prose poems, or different styles of writing– all encouraged and accepted here. Students who sign up for this class are required to attend a day-long PCAP training and also to lead at least one youth workshop with a writing/art theme of your own creation

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
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001 (SEM)
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31587
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4RC Ugrd
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M 8:00PM - 10:00PM
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
002 (SEM)
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24733
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2Jr>
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W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
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31675
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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20976
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1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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26202
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
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31865
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8
 
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W 5:30PM - 8:30PM
007 (SEM)
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19678
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26
9RC Ugrd
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (SEM)
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32584
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2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
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25016
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23
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (SEM)
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25263
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16
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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26440
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8
 
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F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
012 (SEM)
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36127
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7
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
M 7:00PM - 10:00PM
013 (SEM)
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26785
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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