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Fall Term 2 Start
Oct 23

Overview

Get an in depth look into the life and work of one of our greatest imaginative writers, Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, was one of the 20th century’s most prolific, visionary and celebrated authors. Published in more than 40 languages, he indelibly altered the field of “fantasy” literature through the originality of his ideas and the artistry of his prose. This course explores creative writing perspectives and strategies with the life and work of Ray Bradbury serving as inspiration and foundation.

Why Study Ray Bradbury?  

Strong written communication in essential in any career. By taking this course, you not only will develop your writing skills, but magnify your imagination. Throughout this course, you will start to develop an understanding of Ray Bradbury’s thought-process and approach to creativity.    

What You’ll Learn  

  • Experience a rich exploration of Ray Bradbury’s work, while simultaneously exploring the life of Ray Bradbury and his creative output.  
  • Submit an entry to be featured in the course-connected online journal of literature and media, The Dark Fantastic. 
  • Virtually visit Green Town, Illinois, along with Los Angeles, Bradbury’s home and mythological inspiration where he resided for almost 80 years along with.
Sam Weller Photo

Sam Weller

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.

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