A Writer's Paradise

Summer Open
Class Standing
Steven Hendricks

Fiction! Essays! Non-fiction! Creative non-fiction! Academic writing! Journalism! Poetry! Experimental Writing! You choose what to write about and the form of your writing. Launch into your writing projects in a summer-friendly, fully-remote schedule for all writers of all ages. Beginning to advanced writers are welcome.

Develop your projects and explore your writing process in this craft-intensive program. We'll have regular peer-support and critique groups, seminars on fiction and non-fiction, workshops to sharpen skills and generate ideas, writing exercises, and one-on-one time with faculty.

The goal is for you to deepen your engagement with your own writing, build critical reading skills, and refine your editorial eyes and ears. To do this, we'll work together to examine stories, essays, novels, and poems and figure out what makes them tick. You'll learn close, creative reading practices, and, in short, learn to read like a writer while also receiving substantial, individualized faculty and peer support on your writing projects.

This offering is remote, allowing students to participate in class from nearby or far away. (Students should have access to a computing device appropriate for Zoom and Canvas.) Our approach will emphasize participation in live (synchronous) sessions, however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit. This is a full or half-time summer program that can be taken for 8 credits first session, 8 credits second session, or 16 credits for the full summer session.

Our schedule is summer-friendly for working adults, meeting regularly on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6 to 8:50 p.m (online). Twice in each session, we'll have additional online Saturday "Retreat" sessions, designed for intensive focus on writing with structured support and discussion (Saturdays online, 10:00-3:00, July 8 and 22; August 12 and 26). Peer critique groups will be expected to meet for additional discussion sessions outside of class time.

Please contact me, Steven Hendricks, hendrics@evergreen.edu, with questions or to arrange a Zoom consult.


Course Reference Numbers
Full Session (16): 40006
First Session (8): 40007
Second Session (8): 40008
Full Session (1 - 16): 40009

Academic Details

communications, literary arts, writing, publishing, editing, journalism.


16 credit (full session)

8 credits (first session)

8 credit (second session)

Variable Credits per session: 2, 4, or 6 credits.

6 seats available for variable credits.



Remote (Su)

See definition of Hybrid, Remote, and In-Person instruction

Evening and Weekend
Schedule Details