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Summer 2022 Creative Writing Classes

Overview

Join longtime Granite educator and Director of Education Landon Funk for a week of writing, reading, and workshopping. Students will receive a packet with short stories and short narrative non-fiction by James Baldwin, Sandra Cisneros, and others. The packet will also include prompts to guide the students as well as paper to give space for their thoughts and writings.
 
Every day, students will read these pieces of prose and discuss them in a Socratic seminar. Students will then be given a prompt based on the reading to help them craft their own narrative. Over the course of the week, students will workshop their work with the group and Landon, resulting in a polished and finished peice that they can take pride in.

Meet Your Instructor

Landon Funk

Landon earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University and will earn her Master’s in English Literature from Mercy College later this year. While at Princeton, she took a summer semester at the prestigious University of Southern California’s film school. She went on to work in Hollywood for three years as a screenwriter and creative director before moving back to Nashville in 2018. Since then, her creative work has appeared in Red Hyacinth, babe, Women’s Golf, The Tennessean, among others and often investigates gender, sexuality, film, religion, and dehumanization. In November 2022, Landon will speak at the South Atlantic Modern Language Conference on Maus and the McMinn County School Board’s banning of the graphic novel and will also give a presentation on feminist motifs and themes in Thelma and Louise in Los Angeles for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.

 

Landon is a proud member of Nashville’s literary organization The Porch and counts Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., Dr. Farrah Griffin, Kiese Laymon, Robert Jones, Jr., and Abby Lee Hood as her creative teachers and inspiration.

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Pick Your Date

June

$540
  • 15 hours in person
  • June 6th - 10th
  • 10am - 1 pm
  • Creative writing notebook
  • Students 13-19 y/o

July

$540
  • 15 hours in person
  • June 11th - 15th
  • 10am - 1 pm
  • Creative writing notebook
  • Students 13-19 y/o

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