IWP Online Campus

The IWP Online Campus is the latest MOOC outreach platform from the IWP Distance Learning Program, providing the IWP's creative writing and literature MOOCs as widely-accessible MOOCpacks for anyone who wishes to use them in a local, community-based study group or workshop. Each MOOCpack provides a MOOC’s contents in their entirety, along with teaching tools for use in a group setting. These toolkits are designed to be used by anyone, anywhere in the world; you do not need prior teaching experience to lead your own group!

The IWP's MOOCpacks serve as complete archives of past MOOCs.

Upcoming MOOCpacks

Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster

This MOOC ran in Summer 2016. The MOOCpack for this course will become fully available in Spring 2017.

How Writers Write Fiction 2014

This MOOC ran in Fall 2014. The MOOCpack for this course will become fully available in Spring 2017.

How Writers Write Poetry 2014

This MOOC ran in Summer 2014. The MOOCpack for this course will become fully available in Spring 2017.

Current MOOCpacks

How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women

This MOOC ran in Fall 2016. The MOOCpack for this course is now completely available.

#Flashwrite: Poetry 2016

This MOOC ran in Spring 2016. The MOOCpack for this course is now completely available.

How Writers Write Fiction 2015

This MOOC ran in Fall 2015. The MOOCpack for this course is now completely available.

How Writers Write Poetry 2015

This MOOC ran in Spring 2015. The MOOCpack for this course is now completely available.

Every Atom: Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"

This MOOC ran in Spring 2014. The MOOCpack for this course is now completely available.

To access the IWP Online Campus, please follow this link: http://www.distancelearningiwp.org

Interested in Leading Your Own Group?

The MOOCpacks are available to anyone, anywhere in the world who wishes to use them in a group study, classroom, or workshop setting. The MOOCPacks provide course content and teaching tools for your use, but you can structure your group in any way you would like. If you'd like more information, advice for leading a study group/workshop, or assistance finding a public space to lead a group, please feel free to email us at distancelearning.iwp@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

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Happening Now

  • Kristian Sendon CORDERO (IWP '17) co-edited a special issue of Words Without Borders on writing in the Philippines. Its range of poetry in the country's many languages includes Filipino work of Genevieve ASENJO (IWP '12).

  • Muhamed "Nabo" ABDELNABI (Egypt, IWP '13) has been awarded France's 2019 Prix de la littérature arabe for his 2016 novel, published last year in the UK as In the Spider's Room .

  • Over on  Asymptote, in English and Cantonese, the long poem " The Man Who Lost HIs Shadow,"  by Hong Kong poet and editor Stuart LAU (IWP '17).

  • On fish-paste English and cheddar-English: a long interview at LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books) about language, politics, and language politics with Burmese poet and worker KO KO THETT (IWP '16).

  • Behind the 2018+ 2019 Nobel Prizes for Literature given to novelists Peter Handke  and Olga Tokarczuk are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, novelist as well as translator from the Polish, Ukrainian, and  Spanish. Congratulations!

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