Ray Bradbury and Creative Storytelling
- Winter Term Begins
- Jan 8
Strong writing communication is essential for any career. Our flexible, online courses are 8-weeks long and asynchronous to accommodate your busy schedule.
What will you learn in Ray Bradbury and Creative Storytelling?
-Meet Ray Bradbury
-Formative Years and Early Work
-Gothic Tradition and Fantastic Fiction
-Pulp Fiction and Poe Poetry
-Quiz: Early Short Stories
-Early American Gothic Fantasy and Horror
-Later Childhood Years
-Readings: “Uncle Einar” & “The Next in Line”
-The Real Ray, The Real World
-Aiming Up with Influences
-Imagery as Inspiration
-Readings: “Powerhouse” & “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
-Assignment: Hopper Writing Prompt
-Quiz: Reading Responses
-The Story of the Writer
-Reading: The Martian Chronicles
-Science Fiction vs. Gothic Horror
-Tattoos and Story Ideas
-Reading: The Illustrated Man
-Assignments: Your Bradbury Inspired Short Story
-Quiz: “The Lottery”
-Writing About Things You Love
-Readings: “The Fog Horn” & Fahrenheit 451
-Assignments: Sub-Genres of Fantasy & Things You Love
-Trigger Story Ideas
-Readings: Dandelion Wine & “Smoke Ghost”
-Ray Bradbury’s Later Years
-What’s Next For You
-Readings: “In a Season of Calm Weather”, “The First Night of Lent” & “Banshee”
-Assignment: Final Project
Sam Weller is a fiction and nonfiction writer. In addition to being recognized for various awards, Weller wrote national bestseller The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury. He also co-edited the short fiction anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, and in 2014, the graphic novel adaptation of Shadow Show was published.
Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury. He has given more than 350 talks worldwide.
Courses: Introduction to Creative Writing, Ray Bradbury and Creative Storytelling
Each lesson reveals the endless amounts of possibilities our writings could accomplish. Through this, I believe it’ll further our expectations and ambitions as we delve deeper into the world of writing. It opens worlds, such as the lesson revolving around forms of narrative that could really be useful in times of struggle. The more there is, the more we can develop.Student Experience of Cristian R.