Writing Around the World is a 45-module course, designed for the duration of an Around-the-World Cruise. The course comprises a series of 45-minute modules, each ideally suited for a sea day program. My goal is to provide the space, guidance, and motivation for guests to make significant progress on a creative writing project or to experiment with several writing genres throughout the voyage.
Each module begins with a short PowerPoint presentation covering a specific aspect of writing, or a Q&A Session, followed by the opportunity for sustained independent writing. As the course progresses, the tuition period grows shorter, while the sustained writing sessions grow longer, as guests ease into their writing projects and become more comfortable with longer sessions.
Throughout the course, I will hold “office hours” on sea days outside of class time, providing a safe space for participants to seek support for their projects on a one-to-one basis.
Several sessions are designated “Forums,” in which I invite participants to share from their works in progress and to offer and solicit constructive criticism from their peers. Towards the end of the course, we will focus on how to take the writing practice and project we have developed throughout the voyage back home.