The Secret Lives of Objects: Creative Writing at the MMFA

Writing

Course Description

This course is perfect for creative writers in all genres who want to stimulate their imagination while exploring the exhibits currently available at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Students will saunter through the museum's catalogue, which will serve as the basis for creative writing exercises.

Distinctive material objects are superior launch pads for creative projects. Have you ever looked at a Renoir portrait and wondered who the woman with the downcast eyes might have been in real life? What dramatic scenes might Napoleon's tricorn hat have witnessed from on top of the Emperor's head? What divine powers were supposed to infuse that Egyptian sarcophagus? And is it just me, or does this avant-garde sculpture look a bit like a rooster? Let the museum be your muse.

The course will lead students through a sequence of exercises intended to fuel creativity and stimulate productivity. Additionally, students will from the outset work on a single longer work within a genre of their choice—short story, book chapter, poem, essay, etc.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 12 students.

NEW PAYMENT POLICY: Participants must pay the course fees in order to be considered registered for the course. 

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 18 students.

NEW PAYMENT POLICY: Participants must pay the course fees in order to be considered registered for the course. 

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

Location: Online

First Session: Tuesday 16 May 2023

Course Length: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Instructors: Matthew Rettino and Emmy Huot

Course Fees: 

$150.00 (writing course tuition) 

 

Administrative Fee:

$35.00


Total:

$185.00 (writing course fees)

 


NEW WRITING COURSE FEES: Returning and new students will pay an increased flat rate for instructor-based writing courses. Tuition waivers may no longer be used for these courses.

NEW REFUND POLICY FOR WORKSHOPS: Course fees are refundable in full before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after the first session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

Fill the following form to register

Questions? Stuck? Give us a call at (514) 935-9585
or email us at info@thomasmore.qc.ca