Writing About the Arts

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Writing About the Arts

Summer 2021

Taught By: Jerry Portwood

Section: A

CRN: 2775

Credits: 3

If everyone's a critic, why do we need arts writers? This writing workshop investigates arts journalism—encompassing theater, screens, architecture, food, dance, opera, fashion, music visual arts, books, and more—and what it means to be a feature writer or critic in the 21st century. We look with an editor's eye at classics (think: Edmund Wilson to Susan Sontag) and contemporaries (beyond your New Yorker). Weekly writing assignments include: first-person essays, Q&A interviews, reviews, and blog stories, with an opportunity at pitching and publishing to both mainstream and alternative outlet editors. Guest lecturers include traditional as well as e-publishing, from Amazon and the New York Times, to offer their viewpoint on what good arts writing means to us today.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: June 11, 2021 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 23, 2021 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:21am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/7/2021 - 7/28/2021