Free Online Poetry and Playwriting Course

My husband, son and I have all just joined our first MOOC with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

This free massive open online course, MOOC for short, will focus on writing about identities, communities, and social issues in poetry and plays.

Set to begin July 17, the course is called “Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays” and will focus on writing about identities, communities and social issues. Registration is completely free for all participants. No writing experience is required. This MOOC welcomes writers of all communities and identities.

Thanks to  for sharing this at Notes From An Alien last week. More details, including class schedules and sign up, can be found in his original post. You can watch the introductory video here.

UPDATE: I’ve made a Facebook group page so all us MOOCers can get together, share and motivate each other. Like the class, it’s free and open to all. Join the Word Smith Facebook group here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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