Words & Images

Register for Words and Images Mini Courses on the Norris Box Office.

Creative Writing (6 weeks)

Instructor: Devin O'Shea

  • 5:00-6:30PM, Thursdays, April 20-May 25
  • Fee: $71 NU/ $81 Public

In this course, we will outline creative writing as a craft, critique published work, and examine student work. This class aims to equip students with the tools to practice their craft during the course, with the focus on continuing work after the course is complete. The course will focus on questions about structure, styles of writing, and approaching critique. 

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling (6 weeks)

Instructor: Steven Fischer

  • 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesdays , April 18-May 30
  • Fee: $81 NU/ $91 Public

This couse is intended to introduce students to the possibilities cartooning offers as a vehicle to express and communicate effectively and is open to anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons. This class is about realizing the potential of becoming a cartoonist no matter your skill level. Anyone willing to express themselves honestly can create a legitimate comic. Students will leave this course having created a story with original characters. ** Class will not meet May 9.

Public Speaking (6 weeks)

Instructor: Megan Miskiewicz

  • 5:30-7:00PM, Mondays, April 17-May 22
  • Fee: $81 NU/ $91 Public

In this course, students will learn and practice the art of public speaking. We will study how to craft an extemporaneous speech with an emphasis on content and style. Each week the course will combine specific learning objectives with actual speaking practice.

Introduction to Poetry Writing (6 weeks)

Instructor: Anne-Marie Akin

  • 6:00-8:00PM, Wednesdays, April 19-May 24
  • Fee: $81 NU/ $91 Public

Discover your inner poet! We will explore imagery, language, meaning, rhythm, and rhyme, all in a relaxed and creatively nurturing atmosphere. Using poetry games and writing prompts, you will create new poems each week. Bring a notebook and something to write with.