September 6, 2012

New Fall Creative Writing Courses @ The Center for Literature and Theatre

The acclaimed Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again offer a variety of exciting Fall Creative Writing Courses taught by renowned poets, authors, editors, and educators beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

To better serve South Florida’s writing enthusiasts, additional courses will be offered at two outreach locations: Books & Books in Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum. In addition, The Center will host an author talk by Michael Martone at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Book and Books in Coral Gables. 

There will also be courses on poetry andautobiographical writing taught in Spanish by Ana Vidal.

Some of this year’s fall creative writing courses include:

Blogging 101 with Maria de Los Angeles
Tuesdays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
MDC Wolfson Campus
This course explores the fundamentals of blogging from an editorial and technical perspective. Students will set up their own blog (if they don't already have one) and learn the different ways of approaching self-publishing through writing, photography and video (no cameras required).

Creative Nonfiction with Michael Delbert
Wednesdays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
MDC Wolfson Campus
Class will focus on a variety of nonfiction genres with a particular focus on how stories get told, by whom and to what ends.

The Creative Writing Toolbox for Teens with Marjetta Geerling
Saturdays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon
MDC Wolfson Campus
Discussions, interactive exercises and writing prompts will focus on developing the tools necessary to develop and execute engaging creative writing projects.

Every Day I Write the Book: 4 Poems in 4 Weeks with Author Emma Trelles
Saturdays, Oct. 6 – Oct. 27, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum
Designed for both experienced and new poets, participants will read works by contemporary poets, participate in writing exercises, receive individual guidance on their own poems, and consider the idea of "place" as a source of inspiration.

To register and to view complete course descriptions and instructor bios, please visit

Media-only contacts:

Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,


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