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Hey Poets: 32 Day Countdown to Poetry Writing MOOC

Just 32 days to go until the launch of the University of Iowa’s first creative writing MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): How Writers Write Poetry, which opens June 28, 2014. The free six-week course will include bi-weekly video sessions featuring craft talks by established poets, writing exercises, online discussions, and workshops; participants will be invited to share their work and provide constructive feedback.  The IWP is so excited about this new poetry experiment that we’re counting down the days with 32 Statements on Writing Poetry from contributing poet Marvin Bell; we’ll be posting one wry and useful observation from Bell per day—visit IWP on Facebook and Twitter (hashtag #heypoets) to count down with us. You can reserve a free seat in the MOOC today by enrolling at:

Here’s a quick introduction to the course from instructors Mary Hickman and Christopher Merrill. A complete course syllabus can be found here.

How Writers Write Poetry is part of a new University of Iowa MOOC series: How Writers Write: Talks on Craft and Commitment; a fiction writing course will launch in September 2014.

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