Start Writing, Keep Writing

Outrun your inner critic in this course composed of timed, in-class prompts. You will have the chance to share your writing and listen to others’ work.

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If you dream of writing but feel stuck or rarely take the time to practice, reconnect with your inner writer in this course composed of timed topics or prompts. You will write in response to different topics each class, offering multiple chances to write freely. Because the writing is timed, you will practice outrunning your inner critic. Because it is not critiqued, you will find safety in expressing yourself in the moment. Some of the writing will be shared, providing the opportunity to experience the creativity of others, acknowledge your own and learn about writing through listening to others’ work.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GWRI1025.S18.1 Karleen Koen On-campus 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Instructor: Karleen Koen

Karleen Koen is author of the New York Times bestseller “Through a Glass Darkly.” Her most recent novel, “Before Versailles,” was included among the best historical fiction picks by The Library Journal. A longtime writer and award-winning editor, she has served as editor of Houston Home and Garden magazine, and as both a managing editor and director of editorial services at the University of Houston. Ms. Koen teaches for the Writers’ League of Texas and has been a writer-in-residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. Her other novels are “Now Face to Face” and “Dark Angels.”

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 13, 2018

End Date: March 20, 2018

Schedule: 7–9 p.m.

Length: Six Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $275

Rice Alumni: $248

CEUs: 1.2

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