In this course we will explore the environmental and adventure narrative. Equipped with laptop, camera, and audio and video recorders–the tools of today’s writers–each student will undertake an investigation in the Middlebury area (anything from wind energy to local hunting), then sharpen their skills as writers, focusing on setting, character, and narrative thread. We will read from a wide selection of authors including Joe Kane, Ernest Hemingway, Gretel Ehrlich, Joan Didion, Sebastian Yunger, and Jon Krakauer. Students will explore the line between fiction and nonfiction as they incorporate interviews, photos, audio and video files into their final written and digital projects.
Write Your Own Adventure: from 2011 Middlebury Magazine Online Edition
teacher: Peter Lourie
Some former classes and class projects
Adventure 12 fall